Phu Quoc – one of the largest islands in Vietnam – is famous for its beauty and its location in Thailand Bay. Phu Quoc has attracted a huge number of tourists locally and around the world every year with its wonderful white-sand beaches, warm water, calm sea and sunny weather along with other natural wonders. Coming to Phu Quoc, tourists should not miss the following destinations:
1. Beautiful beaches
Phu Quoc island is located in the gulf of Thailand, with a wide range of wonderful white-sand beaches and turquoise water. The most well-known beach is the Bai Sao Beach in the South East, near An Thoi Harbor and 30 km from Duong Dong town. Truong Beach is another attractive white-sand beach 20km from Dinh Cau to Tau Ru Beach. Coming here, tourists will have a chance to watch fisherman doing their work and try raw seafood straight from the sea. Vung Bau Beach and Bai Thom Beach are two idyllic and uninhabited beaches in the North of Phu Quoc, which are suitable for those who want to discover ecological beaches. These beaches are quite sparse and remote which make them an ideal spot for adventurous tourists.
2. The Ganh Hao Cape
The Ganh Hao Cape is a fascinating destination for adventure-lovers, located at the northwestern tip of Phu Quoc island. From the highest rock of Ganh Dau Cape, tourists will have a fantastic view of the ocean, fishermen and Cambodian Ta Lon mountain in the distance.
3. The Dinh Cau Night Market and Temple
The Dinh Cau Night Market is located in Duong Dong town. Tourists can stroll around Vo Thi Sau street in the evening to buy local souvenirs or clothes and to enjoy the delicious seafood here. However, the price can be quite steep compared to other places in Phu Quoc due to its popularity. The Dinh Cau Temple is a small Chinese temple, which was built on some rocks just a few meters away from the night market. There is no entrance fee therefore tourists can visit a few shrines inside and enjoy the great view of Long Beach and the harbor of Duong Dong.
4. The Suoi Tranh Waterfall
The Suoi Tranh Waterfall is one of the two largest waterfalls in Phu Quoc, and is located on the road between Ham Ninh and Duong Dong town. The best time to visit the waterfall is from May to September as it is the most nourished during this time of the year. It is often crowded during the weekends and travel seasons. To see the waterfall, visitors have to walk approximately 15 minutes deeper into the forest. In addition to the waterfall, there are several natural pools where tourists can swim in the ice cold water or just sit down for a picnic.