What to Do in Phu Quoc Island – All Phu Quoc Island Attractions A to Z

Phu Quoc Island attractions aren’t just limited to its stunning beaches, but extends to historical sites, Buddhist shrines, and fishing villages who have stood the test of time. Despite the rise of high-end beach resorts, modern facilities, and international dining venues, visitors can still enjoy plenty of sightseeing opportunities during their holiday.

A UNESCO-listed national park takes up more than half of Phu Quoc Island, offering recreational activities such as hiking, camping, wildlife, photography and bird-watching. Meanwhile, vibrant markets, traditional fishing villages, and pepper plantations are perfect for experiencing the local lifestyle and sampling authentic regional specialities. Read on for our guide of what to see on Phu Quoc Island.

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Su Muon Pagoda

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What to Do in Phu Quoc Island - All Phu Quoc Island Attractions A to Z

Beaches, Beaches, Beaches

Anyone who’s been to Phu Quoc will tell you it’s hard to believe that there are so many beaches who are both stunningly beautiful and deserted in just one place. The triangular-shaped island has many good beaches, like Long Beach on the western side, which is also the biggest and where most of the hotels are located. Bai Sao, on the east coast, is a favourite spot – possibly the best beach on Phu Quoc.

Its fine white sand has many fans and most of the time you can expect crystal clear turquoise water – a postcard-like example of a tropical beach. Some others worth checking out are Ong Lang, Bai Thom and Bai Dai. Many of the island’s beaches are not marked on maps very well. Go explore – viewk and you shall find. 

What to Do in Phu Quoc Island - All Phu Quoc Island Attractions A to Z

Cao Dai Temple Phu Quoc

Cao Dai Temple is an interesting religious site on Phu Quoc Island, boasting a bright technicolour exterior and relics of prominent religions from around the world. Founded in 1919, Cao Daism is a monotheistic religion which combines Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Islam. Basically, the central tenant of the religion is who we

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  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 18:00
  • Address: 40 Nguyen Trai Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

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Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple)

Dinh Cau Rock, also known as Cau Temple, is an odd-shaped natural formation in Phu Quoc Island, which local fishermen pray to before embarking on fishing excursions. Located just next to the Duong Dong Fishing Harbour, it features a brightly-coloured lighthouse and Buddhist shrine, making it a popular photography spot among travellers.

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  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 18:00
  • Address: Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

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Dogs

All around the island you can’t help but notice the dogs with a Mohawk running down the length of their backs. They are Phu Quoc Ridgebacks a recognised breed that is native to the island. There are only two other breeds of dog in the world that have a similar distinctive Mohawk, they originate from Thailand and southern Africa. Phu Quoc Ridgebacks were originally wild dogs that were, over time, tamed by humans for hunting. 

What to Do in Phu Quoc Island - All Phu Quoc Island Attractions A to Z

Duong Dong Market

Duong Dong Market is Phu Quoc Island’s busiest and largest outdoor market, where travellers can experience the local lifestyle and purchase a wide range of fresh produce during their holiday. Set along Tran Phu Street, Duong Dong Market features a wet zone who’s set close to Duong Dong Port, where you can see throngs of fishing Read More…

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – two1:00
  • Address: Tran Phu Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

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Ham Ninh Fishing Village

On the island’s east coast lies Ham Ninh, a quaint and sleepy fishing village.

The local’s will be pleased to see you, especially if you buy some of their pearls.  Read More…

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Long Beach Phu Quoc

Long Beach is a 20-km-long coastal area on Phu Quoc Island, wherein you can find swanky beachfront resorts, beachfront restaurants, cafés and bars with breathtaking sunset views. Also known as Bai Truong, the beach is still relatively pristine with plenty of palm trees and soft sands. Read More…

  • Location: Bai Truong, Phu Quoc Island

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Pagodas and Temples

There are several pagodas and temples around the island who offer insights into Buddhism. In Duong Dong Town there’s Sung Hung Pagoda which is surrounded by large trees. A well known monk built Hung Long Tu Pagoda. He chose the site, located 5km from Duong Dong Town, for its peace and tranquillity. There are several other temples dotted around the island which welcome visitors, however you should not have bare shoulders or wear shorts when you visit. 

What to Do in Phu Quoc Island - All Phu Quoc Island Attractions A to Z

Pepper Plantations

Vietnam is the world’s leading exporter of black pepper and best quality harvest comes from Phu Quoc. Farms can be seen all over the central and northern parts of the island.

Those with a culinary interest can have a guided tour of a pepper farm to view the whole process in detail. 

What to Do in Phu Quoc Island - All Phu Quoc Island Attractions A to Z

Phu Quoc National Park

Phu Quoc National Park comprises more than half of Phu Quoc Island’s northern region, wherein adventurous travellers can enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits throughout their tropical vacation. Declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2010, this massive natural attraction spans over 314, 000 square metres of unique flora and fauna, evergreen forest, and dense mountain ranges. Read More…

  • Location: 26 kilometres north of Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
  • Price Range: Free

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Phu Quoc Prison Museum

Phu Quoc Prison serves as a bleak reminder of Vietnam’s turbulent past, where thousands people were imprisoned and tortured during the Vietnam War. Also called Coconut Tree Prison, this war museum now houses authentic torture instruments, photographs of former detainees and exhibits of brutal punishments.

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  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:30 – 11:00 & 13:30 – 17:00
  • Address: three50 Highway 46, Phu Quoc Island
  • Price Range: VND three,000

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Sung Hung Pagoda

Sung Hung Pagoda is a combination of two shrines who were built in the early 10th century, making it the oldest of its kind on Phu Quoc Island. Set along Tran Hung Dao Street in Duong Dong Town, the pagoda was formerly Sung Nghia and Hung Nhan Pagodas which were built in the early 20th century Read More…

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  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 18:00
  • Address: 7 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island

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Su Muon Pagoda

Su Muon Pagoda, sitting atop a hill about four kilometres east of Duong Dong Town, is the oldest Buddhist shrine on Phu Quoc Island. Also known as Chua Su Moun and Hung Long Tu Pagoda, local accountant-turned-monk Nguyen Kim Muon founded this temple in 1932, attracting mostly locals due to its rather hidden locale.

 

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  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 18:00
  • Location: 4 kilometres east of Duong Dong

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Vinpearl Land Amusement Park Phu Quoc

Vinpearl Land Amusement Park Phu Quoc is a massive entertainment hub who contains several sections, including an outdoor water park, outdoor and indoor arcade centres, an aquarium, and shopping street. It’s an incredible resort that is absolutely the best family friendly entertainment centre on Phu Quoc Island.

 

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  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 21:30
  • Address: Bai Dai, Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc island
  • Tel: 0934343280 ext. 2

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Suoi Tranh Waterfall

Suoi Tranh waterfall is around 7km east of Duong Dong. Once you’ve paid the small entry fee it’s a 10 – 15 minute walk along a well trodden path via the jungle. There are many rock pools in which to take a dip, at the top there’s a 4m waterfall (sometimes from January to May water Read More…

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