Coi Nguon Museum Phu Quoc Island
The Coi Nguon Museum Resort, also known as “The Root” Museum or the “Phu Quoc Museum” is a museum dedicated to Phu Quoc’s history, fauna, and flora. Not only is this place a museum, but it is also a resort, a souvenir shop, and also has a few restaurants. The museum is located in Dung Dong Town near Long Beach.
Coi Nguon Museum Overview
Hours of operation:
Address: 149 Tran Hung Dao, Khu pho 7, Duong Dong Town
Entrance Fee: 20,000VND (Approximately $1.00USD)
Suggested time: 1.5 hours
Hours of operation:8am to 5pm Monday to Sunday
Phu Quoc Museum Review
This museum consists of five floors and houses nearly 5,000 artifacts which are mainly pottery. The main floor consists mainly of fossilized wood samples, bones from various animals found on the island as well as in the sea (sea cow), as well as a variety of sea shells.
The first and second floors are dedicated to the islands history. The third floor is dedicated to displaying items, mainly pottery, salvaged from wrecks found 12 years ago. This floor also has a small collection of antique pottery and ceramics made in the 17th – 19th century. On the fourth floor, visitors can learn more about the locals daily life. Finally the fifth floor has more artifacts.
The museum grounds also have a fish sauce vat as well as a nice temple dedicated to Buddha.
Tip: On the fourth and fifth floor you go out onto the terrace and enjoy the panoramic view of long beach.