During the French colonial era, Phu Quoc island was a notorious prison site is blessed with crystal xanh water, fine trắng sand beaches, and pristine forests.

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What are the best things to vày in Phu Quoc island Vietnam?

We’ve spent more than a month exploring this beautiful island, và here we share the danh mục of the top experiences in Phu Quoc that you should not miss.

1. Explore Phu Quoc’s beaches

Phu Quoc charms its visitors with pristine beaches & extraordinary experiences.

The beaches in Phu Quoc have endless coastlines, white sand, & crystal clear water. Sao Beach, Starfish beach, và Ong Lang beach are the most beautiful ones.

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12. Learn about the bees

Another exciting place lớn visit in Phu Quoc is a bee farm. Located near the primeval forest, this bee farm is the first to lớn study and preserve bees on this island.

Here, you can visit, listen to lớn explanations about the honey bee ecological farm. You can also try honey tasting & purchase honey gifts back home.

13. Kayak on the river

Kayaking on the Cua Can river is a fascinating experience if you love outdoor activities.

The best way to lớn join this is to sign up for theNorthern island tour. However, you can also rent kayaks by the hour from the restaurants along the river, such as Huong Viet restaurant.

14. Enjoy tasty seafood

Phu Quoc is a paradise for seafood lovers! Seafood is fresh, và there are many choices.

We often visited the markets during our stay in Phu Quoc, bought fresh fish and shrimp, and grilled it by ourselves. (Thanks to our Airbnb kitchen!)

We also visited the fishing villages & tried seafood dishes there. Prices at the fishing village were generally cheaper than the restaurants in town.

15. Visit Phu Quoc prison

If you are a history buff or simply curious about what a wartime prison looks like, this will be your destination.

Terrible, brutal, and horrifying is what you can experience in visualized history.

16. Relax at Tranh waterfall

About 9km from the center of Duong Dong town, Tranh stream is a stream made up of small gullies from đam mê Ninh Mountain.

The best time to visit the Tranh stream is from June to January. This is the rainy season, & the stream can show its best beauty.

You can spend an afternoon here, relaxing, bathing in the stream, or simply wandering around.

However, one disadvantage during this period is that Phu Quoc often has prolonged rains, & traveling around the island is often inconvenient.

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17. Visit Phu Quoc fish sauce factory

Phu Quoc fish sauce is famous for its high protein and delicious taste, so don’t miss your chance khổng lồ visit one of the factories on your trip.

Famous fish sauce factories, such as Hung Thinh và Khai Hoan, are located in Duong Dong town, so visiting will be very convenient.

Here, you can see the traditional way of making fish sauces for hundreds of years. Phu Quoc fish sauce is a great specialty lớn buy as a gift.

18. Experience wine tasting at Sim wine factory

Besides fish sauce and peppers, Phu Quoc Sim wine is also a unique gift lớn buy as souvenirs.

Many wine factories xuất hiện part of their garden for visitors to lớn visit, so don’t miss this chance khổng lồ enjoy wine tasting there.

19. Visit Pearl farm

Phu Quoc island is known as Pearl’s island, so it would be a shame if you don’t visit the pearl farms here.

We visited one of the pearl farms in Phu Quoc, named Ngoc Hien. Our guide explained pearl type, the pearl-harvesting process & showed us the pearl production process.

Here you can also buy pearls as souvenirs. Again, there are many types, from cheap khổng lồ expensive, so you choose which suits the budget.

20. Learn how to lớn cook Vietnamese food

One of the best ways khổng lồ explore Vietnam is exploring local recipes & trying lớn make them yourself.

You’ll have an opportunity to lớn learn the combination of Vietnamese tastes and spices while spending fun time with your classmates.

21. Visit Ho Quoc temple

Ho Quoc temple is the largest and most famous temple in Phu Quoc. The temple lies on the back of the mountain, facing the sea.

The entrance to the pagoda has 18 arhats of stone & a majestic dragon-phoenix painting.

If you come here early in the morning, you can watch the beautiful sunrise.

22. Visit Phu Quoc night market

After watching the sunset and relaxing on the beaches, check out the Phu Quoc night market & enjoy street food there!

The market is located at the crossroads of Bach Dang – Nguyen Dinh Chieu and operates from 5 pm lớn 11 pm. It’s especially crowded on weekends, so we recommend visiting early to lớn avoid the crowd.

23. Go pub crawl

Phu Quoc Island’s relaxed nightlife scene is ideal for those looking khổng lồ entertain.

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We love the Coco bar and The Rabbit Hole Irish Bar. Both have a pleasant atmosphere và great prices.