Phu Quoc is a small island, but that does not means this place lack of sight-seeing places. Here are some of the top attractions in Phu Quoc that you might interest in.
1. Ganh Dau Cape
The Ganh Dau Cape is located at the northwestern tip of Phu Quoc. Actually, there are only a few rocks and some fishermen waiting for their next catch. However, if you climb a little bit over the rocks, you can enjoy a fantastic view at the ocean and Cambodia in the distance.
That’s because Phu Quoc is located closer to Cambodia than to the mainland of Vietnam. It’s definitely one of the highlights of the island, which you should visit during a scooter tour around Phu Quoc for example.
2 . Nguyen Trung Truc temple
The Nguyen Trung Truc temple is one of the many beautiful temples of Phu Quoc. It is also like the cape located in the village of Ganh Dau. If you drive from the Ganh Dau Cape towards the village, you will eventually reach the temple after going up a small hill. It is not to be missed on that road.
The temple was built by the locals to honor the heroes who served their country and nation. There are a couple of Chinese statues inside the temple and the air smells of incense sticks.
3. Suoi Thanh waterfall
The Suoi Thanh waterfall is one of the two largest waterfalls of Phu Quoc. It is located on the road between Ham Ninh and Duong Dong. It’s best to visit the waterfall from May to September as it carries the most water during this time of the year. But even during the off-season it’s still worth a visit.
At the weekend it can get really busy because many locals take a trip to the waterfall. The area and the park in front of the waterfall are well maintained and really nice to linger and take a walk around.
To reach the waterfall you will have to go a little bit deeper into the forest. After approximately 15 minutes you will arrive at the quite small waterfall. Before that, there are several natural pools where you can swim in the ice cold water or just sit down for a picnic.
4. Dinh Cau night market
Every evening you can visit the night market in Phu Quoc’s main town Duong Dong. Here you will likewise meet many locals and tourists and it’s still easy manageable. You can stroll around the Vo Thi Sau road as it’s closed for traffic in the evening and buy some souvenirs or clothes.
The night market is not only good for shopping, but there are plenty of restaurants which are selling fresh and delicious seafood. You can also add some rice, vegetables and other dishes to your seafood and experience a nice dinner at the market.
The night market is open daily from 5.00 P.M. until 10.00 P.M. It’s definitely worth a visit!
5. Dinh Cau temple
The Dinh Cau waterfront temple is located a few meters away from the night market. It is a small Chinese temple, which is built on some rocks. There isn’t an entrance fee and you can see some shrines inside and enjoy the great view at the Long Beach and the harbor of Duong Dong.
Furthermore, it’s a popular spot with locals to enjoy the nice sunset over Phu Quoc.
To be continued….
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