While it’s true that white powdery sand beaches and picturesque sunset views make Phu Quoc an irresistible place to visit, the variety of other attractions to include on your travel itinerary will highlight more the beauty and charm of the island!
As one of the famous places to visit in Vietnam, Phu Quoc is slowly welcoming more and more tourists every year. But despite its growing popularity as one of Vietnam tourist places, the island maintains its natural beauty and diversity of wildlife species.
Today we will be sharing with you some of the attractions you need to include on your Phu Quoc travel itinerary to make the most out of your Vietnam vacation!
Phu Quoc National Park
More than half of Phu Quoc Island is part of the Phu Quoc National Park which was declared as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2010. Aside from discovering wildlife species and plants, activities such as hiking, bird-watching and camping are some of the things to top off your travel itinerary.
For avid hikers, you may want to check your endurance level and hike up Mount Heaven in the Phu Quoc National Park which includes a four-hour trail and a 10-meter-tall bamboo ladder.
Suoi Tranh Waterfall
Suoi Tranh Waterfall is located 7 kilometers west of Duong Dong. You’d be delighted with this 4-meter-tall waterfall that is surrounded by lush greenery, rock pools, walking paths and natural caves. It’s a nature lover’s haven that comes with exciting activities you can enjoy such as camping, jungle-trekking and picnicking. If you have an adventurous soul, hike a little further up the waterfall and head to Hang Doi, a famous Vietnam tourist place. Hang Doi is also known as Grotto of Bats and is 200 meters in height. It is home to unique stalactites.
Sung Hung Pagoda
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Sung Hung Pagoda was built in the early 10th century. It’s a combination of two shrines and is considered as one of the oldest in Phu Quoc. Located in Duong Dong Town, along Tran Hung Dao Street, it has a statue of the Goddess of Mercy in the front yard, along with plants and Bodhi trees. Inside you’ll find three Buddha statues as well as paintings of Buddhist mythical creatures and legends.
Cao Dai Temple
There are two Cao Dai Temples in Duong Dong Town, both of which are located along Nguyen Trai Street. Cao Daism which is practiced by over 2 million people in Vietnam was founded in 1926. This monotheistic religion is a combination of Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism. The technicolored exterior and religious symbols of Cao Dai Temples make them stand out from other temples in Phu Quoc.
Ham Ninh Fishing Village
Make it an even more memorable Vietnam trip as you experience the local way of living in Phu Quoc. And there’s no better place to go to than the Ham Ninh Fishing Village! Aside from experiencing the fishermen’s daily lives, you can also relax as you enjoy the Hai Tac Archipelago and the Ham Ninh Mountain range and coastline. Don’t miss trying out unique dishes like tram mushroom, sea cucumber soup and boiled flower. Ham Ninh Fishing Village is also known for medical drinks that are made with seahorse, ginseng, rice wine and seaweed.
Dinh Cau Rock ( Cau Temple)
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Dinh Cau Rock is a famous natural rock formation next to the Duong Dong Fishing Harbor. It has a Buddhist shrine with a rooftop terrace as well as a lighthouse. The Dinh Cau Rock was built in commemoration of Thien Hua also known as the Goddess of Sea which the people believe protects the fishermen when they head out to the sea. You will be enduring 29 stone steps before you get to the top of the Cau Temple. Once there, you can enjoy the breathtaking sunset view and the surrounding islets.
Duong Dong Market
You are most likely to find a local market included in some travel itinerary. Wondering why? Well, isn’t it a pleasant sight to see how locals start their day as they bargain for fish, meat, vegetables and other household items? Aside from that, local markets just like Duong Dong Market are surrounded by food stalls selling cheap yet delicious fruit juices, delicacies and local cuisine. As for your Vietnam trip, when you visit Duong Dong Market, don’t forget to hoard cashew nuts, pepper and mushroom. They are great souvenirs to bring back home!
Vinpearl Land Amusement Park
Last but definitely not the least; the Vinpearl Land Amusement Park is a sight to include on your travel itinerary! While it may seem like the perfect place for kids, kids at heart who love water and adventure will also enjoy this Vietnam attraction! The Vinpearl Land Amusement Park has thrilling roller coasters, water slides, amphitheater, arcade centers and numerous dining options. Street performances and shows are held every day to entertain guests.
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