Renowned for white sand beaches, and covered by dense tropical jungle, Phu Quoc is the largest island of Vietnam and boasts lots of beautiful destinations to visit during your holiday. The sights of Phu Quoc are really stunning and diverse from beautiful beaches and temples to interesting markets. It is great to dive the reefs, kayak in the bays or lounge on the beach, followed a fresh seafood dinner. So amazing to explore attractions in Phu Quoc!
1. Sao Beach
As one of the most impressive tourist attractions in Phu Quoc, Sao Beach features its wonderful natural scenery, white sand shores and crystal blue waters all year round. For the adventures, this place is popular for water activities to choose from jet skiing, parasailing to diving, etc.
You can rent a jet ski with an affordable cost. Near the cape, you can see anchoring fishing boats that creates beautiful silhouettes during sunrise. It is well worth a visit with many necessary facilities for leisure and fun such as bars, fishing boats, powerboats and food vendors.
2. Phu Quoc Prison Landmark
Located in the south of Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc Prison – the Coconut Tress Prison is the place of detaining political prisoners and those who fought against the French and American. This spot is the historical one which is a two-storey house of artifacts and an outdoor exhibition area. Each area is surrounded by plenty of barbed wire fences from 10-15 layers with a dense lighting system. Also, , a peak up to 4 guard battalions fully equipped with weapons and mobile means kept and patrolled day and night.
3. Duong Dong Market
Duong Dong Market is the busiest and largest outdoor market on Phu Quoc island, where tourists can experience the local style and buy a wide range of fresh food during their holiday. It is famous for its fish sauce, mushrooms, peppers and cashew nuts. This place will offer you a lot of nice souvenirs to bring home back.
You can discover plenty of food stalls serving fruit juices and Vietnamese cuisine at relatively low prices. The best time to visit is in the early morning, where you can see the locals bargaining. Stalls, restaurants, bars and street entertainers will mash up together in a mix of races and cultures. It is worth time to enjou and many tourists would like come back here when travelling to Phu Quoc.
4. Suoi Tranh Waterfall
Surrounded by lush greenery, natural caves and rock pools, Suoi Tranh is an amazing place for those who’d like to escape the bustling town center, just about 10 minutes to drive from Duong Dong. This waterfall is 4 meters high which features recreational activities such as picnicking, camping and bird-watching, etc.
It is also home to various flora and fauna such as shrimps, birds, orchids, ginseng and mushrooms. The gardens here are beautifully kept and full of colors, lined with generally well-worn rocks. I highly recommend this place as a must to visit.
5. Phu Quoc National Park
Phu Quoc National Park spans over 314,000 square meters of unique flora and fauna, evergreen forest and dense mountain ranges, where adventurous travelers can explore a range of outdoor pursuits throughout their tropical vacation. Mostly this place is strictly protected by the Vietnamese government for research purposes, so you can make the way to Khu Rung Nguyen Sinh Forest Reserve via Ganh Dau Village for camping, hiking, and photography. To explore the forest reserve, you will need a motorbike or mountain bike to tackle the bumpy dirt roads that cut through it. There are no real hiking trails. Everyone here seems to be happy to get out into the fresh air and see the forest.
6. Vinpearl Safari
Nested in Bai Dai, the northwest coast of Phu Quoc Island, Vinpearl Safari is the largest zoological park in Vietnam which conserve abundant indigenous and exotic flora and fauna. It is home to 400 species of plants, 140 different animal species, many of which are considered rare and endangered. When you visit this place, the free shuttle will take you around the Safari park.
There are some good things going on here, some of the enclosures are great, some are not good. It is a wide selection of animals. It is good to explore this spot all day, especially seeing the goats and the giraffes, and also a good chance for children to feed elephants and giraffes. I just suggest a combo ticket to save some money on this way.
7. Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple)
Dinh Cay Rock, also known as Cau Temple, features a brightly-colored lighthouse and Buddhist shrine, making it a popular photography spot with an odd-shaped natural formation in Phu Quoc Island. The temple is relatively quiet throughout the year, apart from annual festivals such as New Year (Tet Holiday) or Dinh Cau Festival (15-16 October).
There are 29 winding stone steps to reach Cau Temple’s rooftop terrace, where you get spectacular sunset views of Dinh Cau Beach, a peaceful combination of traditional fishing boats, Duong Dong Town and neighbouring islets. The entrance to Dinh Cau Rock is free of charge and visitors should dress appropriately out of respect. You might love the place when sitting on a bench facing the sea and listening to the waves. A great place to dial down, if not for the throngs of people. It is worth the time to check out if you are in the area.
Photo Source: Internet