Top 9 Things To Do In Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Credit Anton Shuvalov on Unsplash

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Phu Quoc is a good location to learn to scuba dive but less suited for more experienced divers.

The snorkeling is excellent however and there are many boat trips that will include snorkeling or be the focus of the trip.

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Phu Quoc Prison, Vietnam. Credit Frank Fox / CC BY-SA (

Phu Quoc Prison

Built in 1949 and used to house North Vietnamese prisoners during the America – Vietnam war.

Declared a national historical site in 1995 it includes a variety of exhibits including torture instruments.

Phu Quoc Night Market

Open every evening in Duong Dong this market has excellent street food, souvenirs and a great atmosphere.

Night Market, Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Credit Sung Shin on Unsplash
Phu Quoc Cable Car, Vietnam. Credit Simon Clancy on flickr

Take the Cable Car

The Phu Quoc cable car runs from the southwestern tip of Phu Quoc at An Thoi to Hon Thom (Pineapple) Island.

The 15 minute trip gives amazing views across the Gulf of Thailand and Phu Quoc itself.

Suoa Tranh Waterfall

Sitting in the jungle this 4 metre tall waterfall has plenty of walking paths, caves and pools to discover and is just a short drive from Duong Dong

Suoa Tranh Waterfall, Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Credit Sktyl none on flickr
Dinh Cau Temple, Phu Quoc. Credit Prince Roy on flickr

Dinh Cau Temple

Part shrine – part lighthouse, perched on top of rocks at the mouth of the Duong Dong River.

Can get very crowded around sunset as tourists and locals will be visiting to enjoy the natural show.

Starfish Beach

Hidden at the far eastern end of Rach Vem Beach is a small beach that is home to red starfish seemingly sunbathing in the shallow water.

Starfish on the Starfish Beach, Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Credit Alexey Komarov / CC BY-SA (

Ham Ninh

A beautiful traditional Vietnamese fishing village that, unsurprisingly, has some excellent seafood eating opportunities.

Sung Hung Pagoda

Two shrines built in the early 10th century situated in Duong Dong.

Dress appropriately for a temple and you will be rewarded with this beautiful temple, statues and paintings.

Sung Hung, Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Credit ntt / CC BY-SA (

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