7 must-visit places in Phu Quoc
If your ideal holiday is one that spent in the exciting tropical heat, consider Phú Quốc, the biggest island in Vietnam, a potential choice. In this heaven on earth, you can have your body pillowed by the white sand and pale skin tanned under the burning sun. Beside the intriguing beaches, Phu Quoc offers a wide range of recreational activities and tourist attractions that cater to your deepest needs for adventures, peace and learning.
Bãi Sao (Star Beach)
Unlike other beaches where the waves hit the shore with great vigor, Bãi Sao appeals to those who seek for the sacred serenity. The water level is pretty low, which is why you can go a longer distance from land and enjoy your swim without worries for a sudden tidal wave or drowning hazards.
Gành Dầu Beach
One of the most scenic beaches in Phu Quoc, Gành Dầu is where you can simultaneously enjoy the beauty of the ocean and the enormous mountains. Moreover, the place is renowned for copious seafood dishes that are sold for affordable prices. Most importantly, Gành Dầu has the most striking sunset that glorifies 500 miles of arc beach and exotic islands that can be seen at the horizon.
Khu Tượng Pepper Garden
Phu Quoc is home to the best pepper products in Vietnam. An excursion to the most important pepper plantation of Khu Tượng, thus, is enriching in a sense that you can see for yourself the successful cultivation techniques and have a taste of the flavorful peppers that are picked fresh from the trees.
Sim Grape Garden
Another destination for those who are inquisitive about the locals’ agriculture culture is Sim Grape Garden. Like their counterparts in Italy and France, Sim Grape Garden is vast in size and colored with the inviting purple of the new and juicy grapes. Visitors are encouraged to take part in picking the fruit and try the newly fermented grape wine.
Flat Rock Spring and Pointy Rock Spring
These two contrasting sites will take you on a roller coaster of emotions.
For those who prefer a relaxing session in the humming sounds of running water, the former will surely capture your heart, as the Flat Rock Spring, beside its signature flat rocks, is known for the serenity it offers.
Pointy Rock Spring, on the contrary, promises an exciting and invigorating adventure. With seven different waterfalls and diverse jungle landscapes, this is an ideal place for sports activities such as hiking and swimming.
Dinh Cậu Night Market
When the night falls, the market life rolls into action. Here in the most popular night market in Phu Quoc, you can purchase the best seafood for negotiable prices or order hotly cooked dishes to your accommodation hotels.
Closely related to the historical escape of Emperor Gia Long, the Magic Well’s origin is explained by his mythical encounter with divine creatures. When Gia Long and his people, on their way to escape the fate of an overthrown royalty, stopped by Phu Quoc in the grip of thirst for water. In desperation, Gia Long pointed his sword to the rock and a stream of fresh water spurted out, forming a fresh water pond in the middle of the ocean. As the crack is still visible on the rock, the story prevails as believable and as proof of his supernatural power.