10 Things To Do On Phu Quoc Island, Part 1

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Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc Island

With a motorbike, you can put around the island, drop in at any beach to swim, and walk on shady roads.Here are ten things that any visitor may wish to experience when they come to Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province.

1.Swim in Da Ban Spring

It is located 16km east of the center of Duong Dong town, in the center of the Phu Quoc Island. On Duong Dong route 1km north, turning right along a bendy road, tourists arrive at Da Ban stream – a wonderful natural site. The weather is as cool as that of Dalat, and it is very quiet because there are few people here.

Swim in Da Ban
Swim in Da Ban

A stream rises from a high mountain range, edging its way through big, flat stone slabs lying in series. This is the Da Ban stream. The stream is almost poetic, and reminds one of a watercolor painting of two gods playing chess on stone slabs.

Da Ban Stream
Da Ban Stream

In addition, tourists can climb on stone slabs to listen to the water babbling and birds singing. It’s the music of forest – a kind of music that, with its melodious rhythm, no musical instrument can fully imitate.

Listen to Music of Forest
Listen to Music of Forest

Fishes in the stream go here and there.Collecting wild fruits, dipping in the stream, making fire in a cave or catching fish for grilling, tourists will have a most interesting meal. For a moment, we become cavemen in the 20th century.

2. Go picnic at Tranh Stream

Suoi Tranh is located 7 km west of Duong Dong town, about halfway to Ham Ninh on the east coast. Just inside the entrance to Suoi Tranh are Eden-like gardens adorned with large statues of figures from the ancient Chinese fable “Journey to the West”. Some of you may recall the TV series “Monkey”, which was based on the same story.
Suoi Tranh is made up of a string of peaceful rock pools and waterfalls and the short trek to the larger waterfall at the top of the trail is well worth the effort.

Tranh Stream - Attraction In Phu Quoc
Tranh Stream – Attraction In Phu Quoc

3. Admire the scenery of Da Ngon stream

With its system of seven waterfalls, Da Ngon stream is a suitable place for those who love to explore and adventure. It has water all year round. But visitors should be careful when coming to Da Ngon Stream in the rainy season, as rocks here are slippery and dangerous. The period from November to April is the best time to visit this stream.

Da Ngon Stream
Da Ngon Stream

4. Bath at Dai Beach

With the white sands and the green, clear water, Dai Beach is one of the most beautiful and primitive beaches, as voted by the BBC. Dai beach’s coast is 1500 meters long. Many large trees grow straightaway along to the coast. This beach is new land of great potential which can help Phu Quoc Island develop its tourism.

Dai beach
Dai beach

5. Pristine Khem Beach

Khem Beach
Khem Beach

Just over the boulders from Bai Sao beach, Bai Khem is breathtaking in its beauty. But there’s a catch — it’s a military zone, and tourists (that’s you) are not permitted. If you try and reach it from the road you can expect the military checkpoint to turn you away. By climbing over the rocks from Bai Sao you can get a glimpse of the beach and, depending on how cheeky you’re feeling, have a swim, but bear in mind you are breaking the law and if you’re caught, you will be in trouble.