Phu Quoc Landmarks

Top attractions and points of interests not to be missed when visiting Phu Quoc.

The Landmarks of Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Discover all the significant landmarks found on Phu Quoc Island.  From historic sites that account for the regions war torn past to important temples and shrines, some of which are shrouded in mystery.  These landmarks distinguishes Phu Quoc from other vacation destinations in South East Asia. 

Phu Quoc Prison Landmark

  • 350 ĐT46, An Thới, Phú Quốc
  • Family Friendly: No
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 2 hrs

Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc - "Coconut Tree Prison"

The cruelties of war can be revisited at the Phu Quoc Prison, also known as the Coconut Tree Prison, which was once the largest prisoner complex detaining more than 30,000 prisoners back in 1973.  Located in between Bai Sao and Bai Kem, two of the islands white sand beaches, the Phu Quoc Prison is an eye opening and must-see attraction while visiting the island district.  The prison / concentration camp has been decommissioned and is now a national historical site which consists of an indoor war museum and an outdoor prison complex complete with jail cells, mannequins, and escape tunnels all which aim to re-create what life was like here when the prison was in use.

Open from: 

  • Morning: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Afternoon:  1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Martyrs Monument

  • ĐT46, An Thới
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 15 mins
Phu Quoc war memorial

"Đài tưởng niệm Liệt sĩ nhà tù Phú Quốc" - War Memorial

Today Phu Quoc is known for having some of Vietnam’s best beaches and home to award winning luxury resorts, however the island district has a complex and dark history due to the country’s involvement in numerous wars with Cambodia, France, and the United State of America. Thousands of people have lost their lives defending the country and their sacrifice has not been forgotten.   This Phu Quoc war memorial landmark is in memory of the regions patriots.

Opening hours: 24 hrs  

Phú Quốc Martyrs’ Cemetery

  • Duong Dong
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 45 mins

"Nghĩa trang Liệt sỹ Phú Quốc"

Phu Quoc Martyrs’ Cemetery is a place where over 3,000 nameless Vietnamese heroes who lost their lives in and around Phu Quoc have been laid to rest. The cemetery is located just north of Duong Dong Town near the intersection of Cách Mạng Tháng & DT45


Open from:  24 hours

King's Well

  • Bai Ong Doi, An Thoi
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 45 mins

"Gieng Ngu"

The Kings Wells (also known as “Fairy Well” and “Giang Tien” or “ Gieng Ngu”) is a historical site located on Bai Ong Doi in An Thoi Town — part of Mui Ong Doi and next to the luxurious Premiere Village Phu Quoc Resort.  The legend of the magic well is that when Prince Nguyen Anh (later known as Emperor Gia Long) and his troops were hiding on Phu Quoc Island from the Tay Son rebels they were very thirsty and in need of drinking water.  He then stomped his foot down, pointed his sword to the ground, and the water magically erupted.

Open from:  8:00 am to sunset

Nguyen Trung Truc Temple

  • Ganh Dau
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 1 hr

"Đình Nguyễn Trung Trực"

The Nguyễn Trung Trực temple in Ganh Dau, Phu Quoc is dedicated to the local hero, and temple namesake, who resisted the French invaders in the 1800's.  Local people come here to not only pay their respects but also for the free herbal medicine that is available.  The Nguyễn Trung Trực Phu Quoc Temple was renovated in 2017 in order to accommodate more tourists.

Open from:  7:00 am to sunset

Cau Temple

  • Duong Dong
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 1 hr

"Khám phá Dinh Cậu Phú Quốc"

The Cau Temple is one of the islands most recognizable landmarks.  A formal temple structure was built in 1937 for Thiên Hậu – “Goddess of the Sea”, however the rocky area was a place of worship for many centuries and is shrouded in mystery.


Open from:  sunrise to sunset

Phu Quoc Lighthouse

  • Duong Dong
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 0.5 hr

"Hải Đăng Dương Đông"

The two-toned lighthouse was built in 1993 next to the Duong Dong River and Cau Temple to help guide boats back to the island.  Visitors cannot enter the Lighthouse but can enjoy stunning views of the Duong Dong Town, Dinh Cau Beach, and the famous Phu Quoc sunset from its base. The Phu Quoc Lighthouse stands at 5 meters tall and it is still in operation today. 

Opening from: 24 hrs

Cao Đài

  • Duong Dong
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 0.5 hr

"Cao Đài Phu Quoc"

Cao Daism is a unique religion found in Vietnam which has its roots in Phu Quoc.  Visit this colorful temple located close to the Duong Dong harbor.

Ham Ninh Pier

  • Rạch Hàm, Hàm Ninh
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 2 hr

"Làng Chài Hàm Ninh"

The Ham Ninh Pier is unique because it is relatively long concrete pier that is flanked by numerous floating seafood restaurants. 

Khu Du Lịch Suối Tranh ở Phú Quốc

  • Duong To
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: 10k VND
  • Recommended Time: 2 hr

"Painted Waterfall"

The Khu Du Lịch Suối Tranh ở Phú Quốc is the islands most famous watefall / ecotourism park.  Here you will find nature trails, streams, and the main attraction – the waterfall. 

Suối Đá Bàn

  • Cua Duong
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: 10k VND
  • Recommended Time: 2 hr

"Da Ban Stream"

Hidden in the center of Phu Quoc Island, and one of the most charming ecotourism destinations in the district, the Suoi Da Ban stream tumbles hundreds of meters in a series of filmy cascades through forests of tree-ferns.  It is a popular picnicking spot for the island locals.

Duong Dong Lake

  • Cua Duong
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Restricted
  • Recommended Time: 0.5 hr
Duong Dong Lake

"Phu Quoc's Main Lake"

The Duong Dong Lake in Duong Dong Town, also known as the Duong Dong reservoir, is a large fresh water lake located in Cua Duong commune.  This lake provides fresh water (16.500 m³/day) to Phu Quoc Island.

Duong Dong dam

  • Cua Duong
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Restricted
  • Recommended Time: 0.5 hr
Duong Dong Dam

"Island Hydro"

The Duong Dong Dam is located right at the mouth of the Duong Dong Lake and its purpose is to generate hydro electric power.

Hon Mot

  • Bai Thom
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 1.0 hr

"Monkey Bridge Island"

A small island located just off the coast of Bai Thom commune.  The attraction here is the rustic bridge connecting Hon Mot to Phu Quoc Island.

Ho Quoc

  • Duong To
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 1.0 hr

"Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Hộ Quốc"

A majestic seaside temple and pagoda compound popular with tour groups.  The Chùa Hộ Quốc Trúc Lâm is Phu Quoc's biggest spiritual compound.

Opening hours: sunrise to sunset

Cáp Treo Hòn Thơm

  • An Thoi - Hon Thom
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: 500,000VND
  • Recommended Time: 4.0 hr

"Phu Quoc Cable Car"

The Phu Quoc Cable Car is a new landmark attraction in Phu Quoc which launched in 2018.  It is the world's longest oversea tram which connects the main island of Phu Quoc with the districts second largest island called Hon Thom.

Bãi Trướng

  • Duong To
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 2.0 hr

"Bai Truong Beach Exhibit"

The southern section of Bai Truong, Phu Quoc's most popular beach resort area, is home to a permanent beach art exhibit which is something no other beach in South East Asia has.   The scenery comes alive during the sunset hours.

Bãi Sao

  • An Thoi
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 2.0 hr

"Best Overall Beach In Vietnam"

Bai Sao is one of Asia's best overall beaches – one that has soft white sand, shallow crystal clear seas, and amenities for the entire family.  The entire area is a landmark and it is the beach that put Phu Quoc on the map.

Night Market

  • Duong Dong
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 2.0 hr

"Chợ đêm Phú Quốc"

The Phu Quoc Night Market is arguably the most popular evening attraction in Phu Quoc.  It consists of a few streets located near the Duong Dong River that's lined with colorful street vendors, restaurants, and bars.  It is a popular place to have a fresh seafood meal after you have watched the sun go down.

National Park

  • Phu Quoc Island
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 2.0 hr

"Vườn quốc gia Phú Quốc"

To say that Phu Quoc contains mountains, lakes and rivers would be a gross understatement.  Mountains, lakes, and rivers in this region are not merely features, but the very shape and essence of the land – forces which play their part in shaping, not only the rest of the non-mountainous and non-riparian Phu Quoc landscape, but the very character of the island district and its people.  Over 50% of the main island of Phu Quoc is classified as a national park.  The core section of this park is off-limits but there are numerous access points where you hike along trails and discover the islands unique plant and wildlife species – the most famous one being the Ganh Dau Trail.

Hòn Mây Rút

  • An Thoi Archiepelago
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 2.0 hr

"Coral paradise"

A popular tourist attraction among Vietnamese, Hon May Rut Island is a true coral cay.  The privately owned island is surrounded by beautiful patches of reef and it is one of the few areas where sea turtles and banded sea snakes have been spotted.

Hòn Xưởng

  • An Thoi Archiepelago
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Recommended Time: 2.0 hr

"Fingernail Island"

Many of the islands sheltered by the scattered reefs found in the An Thoi Archipelago region have been or are about to be developed as holiday resorts however Hon Xuong is not one of them.  Hon Xuong is famed for its tranquility and unspoiled beauty. It is a charming island that remind visitors of what paradise is truly like.  Often mistakenly referred to as “Fingernail Island”, the island of Hon Xuong should be high on your Phu Quoc bucket list.

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