Now that you are safely tucked in at your favorite hotel room on Phu Quoc, it's time to explore the tropical paradise island. We collected the best sights and most beautiful landmarks of Phu Quoc Island for you right here:
Phu Quoc Beaches
The island feautures over fourty kilometers of sandy beaches, enough space to set up your base camp at the beach without it getting overly crowded. Not even German tourists need to reserve their chairs with towels in the evening. The selection of beaches starts with the picturesque white sands of Sao Beach over the long stretches of palmtree-backed length of Long Beach to the hidden coves and tiny semi-private shores of Ong Lang Beach.
Check out our main article about the beaches of Phu Quoc Island.
Phu Quoc Waterfalls and Streams
While the most famous of the three streams on Phu Quoc Island is the garbage-choked Da Ban Stream, there are two much more beautiful places around. Painting Stream (Suoi Tranh) and Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien). The Painting Stream is easy to access and part of a nice landscape park, while Fairy Stream is very hard to find, but remote and quiet.
The boat filled with pottery is the heart of the museum | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
Coi Nguon Museum
The Phu Quoc Museum is definitely worth a visit. It is the largest privately owned museum of Vietnam and the owner, a former tourguide, has collected most of his treasures himself. The museum is located near Duong Dong and from the roof you have a fair sight over Long Beach and the town.
Cau Temple | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
Temples and Pagodas
Phu Quoc features a selection of interesting temples and quiet pagodas. The most interesting aspect of spiritual life on the island are the Cao Dai temples. Cao Dai is a religion that has been founded in Vietnam in an attempt to bring all major religions of the world under one roof. The most picturesque temple however is Dinh Cau, the seaside temple of Thien Hau, the goddess of the ocean.
Products of Phu Quoc Island
The major products of the island are fish sauce, pearls and pepper. It is not surprising, that there are many tours, offering to visit the one or another fish sauce factory, shops and showrooms of adventurous pearl farms, as well as pepper farms. One more interesting product is sim wine, a liqueur made from the fruits of rose myrtle (sim) bushes that grow everywhere on Phu Quoc.
There are still some more or less remote fishing villages on the island that don't only make a formidable background for your selfies, but sometimes also offer seafood, boat tours and fishing trips.
You don't have to leave your track to get impressed by the Phu Quoc Ridgeback, Vietnam's only native dog breed. The dogs are smart and friendly, but they don't give a dime on the traffic.
Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
Take a stroll through the forest near Ganh Dau. Don't touch the local wildlife though, some animals may be venomous.
A chartered tourist boat off the coast of Sao Beach | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
There are mainly two opportunities to go and catch some fish. A regular fishing tour by boat or a nightly trip to catch squid. Whatever you decide to go for, even if you don't catch anything the tour operators may do so and cook in for you on the boat.
More pearls | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
More Free Travel Pictures from Phu Quoc Island
Whether you want to angle by yourself or with friends, you need a boat for a whole day or as a floating location for a birthday party, bigger vessels can be rented for a certain amount of time at An Thoi harbour on the southern tip of the island.
If you happen to be one of the more sporty fellows out there, why don't you try one of the following things?
Whatever you choose to do,
enjoy your vacation!
- Phu Quoc Index
- Complete Phu Quoc Travel Guide
- How to get to Phu Quoc Island
- Phu Quoc Weather
- Phu Quoc Accomodation
- Phu Quoc Activities
- Coi Nguon Museum
- Sim Wine Production
- An Thoi Town
- Phu Quoc Fish Sauce
- Beaches of Phu Quoc Island
- Streams and Waterfalls
- Temples and Pagodas
- Scuba Diving
- Coconut Tree Prison
- Fishing Villages
- Meet the Phu Quoc Dog
- Pepper Farms
- Rent a Boat
- Walk Through the Jungle
- Ride a Jetski
- Fishing Trip
- Nightly Squid Fishing Tour
- Phu Quoc Food
- Phu Quoc Bars, Cafés and Nightlife
- Phu Quoc Shopping
- Phu Quoc Tours
- Tourist Information
- Phu Quoc Links
- Phu Quoc Sitemap
- Free Creative Commons Travel Pictures of Phu Quoc Island Vietnam
That should have been the bungalow for my stay on Phu Quoc Island! | photo: foxtravels.net (cc-by-sa)
More Foxy Stuff
|Phu Quoc Water Sports|
Holidays on a tropical island would be odd without the opportunity to do sports. Water sports. Here is a selection of stuff that you can try on Phu Quoc.
|Shopping on Phu Quoc|
You can get some really interesting products from Phu Quoc, mainly pepper, pearls and fish sauce. There are other things too, just check out the variety of shopping opportunities on the island.
|Phu Quoc Fishing Tours|
Join a fishing tour for a relaxed afternoon and a hearty meal.
Phu Quoc is the pearl island of Vietnam and developing as fast as any other prime tourist location in Southeast Asia.
|Getting Around On Phu Quoc Island|
There are several methods to be mobile on Phu Quoc Island. Just check out our description and pick what you prefer.
|Phu Quoc National Park & Jungle Trails|
One great way to experience the pristine wilderness of Phu Quoc Island is a walk along the jungle trails near Ganh Dau up at the northwestern tip.
Thom Beach is right at the northeastern tip of the island. Remote and beautiful. Since I could not make it there with my camera, I have a pretty mermaid here instead.