10 Things To Do On Phu Quoc Island, Part 2

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Nature & Paradise Island
Nature & Paradise Island

6.Visit Ham Ninh fishing village

Located 20km northeast of Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district, Ham Ninh village is renowned for its breathtaking natural scenery and peaceful daily life of local fishermen.
Originally, the residents in Ham Ninh used to solely rely on fishing to make a living, but in recent years, tourism has become a major source of income as they sell seafood and handmade souvenirs to tourists.

Ham Ninh Village
Ham Ninh Village

Visiting Ham Ninh, travelers have a golden chance to taste mouth-watering and healthful drinks and seafood like ginseng-seaweed water, “Tram” mushroom (a special kind of mushroom in the island), sea-horse soaking in the liquor and so on. And it is so great to lie on the sand, enjoy boiled flower crab meat and watch the stunning sunset on the beach. Before returning home, visitors can buy flower crabs, a bottle of sea-horse in liquor or some souvenirs made of shell as gifts for friends and family.

Tram mushroom
Tram mushroom

7.Learn about Phu Quoc Prison

Phu Quoc Prison was built in 1949-1950 by the French colonists to jail those considered especially dangerous to the colonist government. Many of the high ranking leaders of Vietnam were detained here in their earlier days. It is ranked as a special historical relic of national importance by the government of Vietnam. The most famous site in this prison is the “tiger cage”. The prison covers an area of 40,000 square metres. It was closed after the country united and opened for visitors later.

Outside Phu Quoc Prison
Outside Phu Quoc Prison

8. Nguyen Trung Truc Temple

The temple was built as a dedication to the local hero Nguyen Trung Truc, after he was executed. Later, it was rebuilt spaciously. Each year, on the anniversary of his death, many tourists attend a festival here and burn incense to pray for Nguyen Trung Truc.

Nguyen Trung Truc Temple
Nguyen Trung Truc Temple

9. Ho Quoc Temple

This temple was recently inaugurated near the town of An Thoi, with a good view down to the beach.

Ho Quoc Temple
Ho Quoc Temple

10. Go to Phu Quoc Market

The market is bustling from early morning with all kinds of boats providing fruit and seafood. The everyday life of ordinary people on the island can be seen from this market. However, if you want to experience nightlife in phu Quoc, let to go to Dinh Cau night market.