The beach of Duong Dong town is nice to sit, enjoy the breeze and watch fishing vessels.
While Duong Dong Beach is not really the place to go for a swim since it's right next to the biggest town on Phu Quoc Island, we give it an honorable mention due to the fact that you will see it when you visit the town and/or the picturesque Dinh Cau.
Duong Dong Beach | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
Dinh Cau, also called the Cau Temple is a temple to Thien Hau, the goddess of the sea who protects sailors and fishermen. The temple is a famous motive for travel pictures and you will also see many local fishermen pray and burn incense before they set sail.
That Duong Dong Beach is right next to the harbor is one reason why I wouldn't swim there, but watching the rustic and colorful fishing boats leaving and returning is a popular passtime among visitors and the older generations. As I already wrote in the section about Vong Beach where the most ferries from the mainlands dock, Duong Dong Beach is infamous for trash and ended up in the news numerous times.
There are several restaurants for sitting next to the sea and enjoying a glass of beer or some sea food in Phu Quoc's biggest town.
Pier | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
Duong Dong itself looks a bit ramshackle, which can be traced back to building materials like rusty sheet metal for example. Nonetheless this is the place with the most shopping opportunities on the island, as well as the town you will see first, if you arrive by airplane.
Also several tourist attractions and interesting landmarks are located right there, temples for example, or Khai Hoan Fish Sauce Factory.
Another possibility to see colorful fishing fleets is all the way to the South at An Thoi. North and south of Duong Dong you find the famous Long Beach, which is split in two by the town. Technically Duong Dong Beach belongs to Long Beach.
Dinh Cau | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
Very close to the shore of the town you can also find the night market, not only a great opportunity to sample local food, but also a colorful sight for firsttime visitors to Asia who are not too familiar with night markets.
Beaches of Phu Quoc Island:
Long Beach - Dai Beach - Sao Beach - Khem Beach
Rach Tram - Rach Vem - Ong Lang - Vung Bau
Ganh Dau - Cua Can - Thom Beach
Vong Beach - Duong Dong - Ham Ninh
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