7 places & 5 dishes you should not miss when traveling to Phu Quoc

Curated by BuffaloTripAugust 26, 2016 Viewed: 1236

Phu Quoc Island is always a dream tourist destination of the soul like shifting. Coming here you will find yourself immersed among mesmerized scenery of nature and attractive delicious dishes. Do not worry if you do not know where to start in Phu Quoc, because Buffalo Trip will be faithful companion of you.

Dinh Cau rock & lighthouse

Dinh Cau Rock (Dinh Cau Temple, Dinh Cau Shrine) and stone embankment in the town of Duong Dong. It has a high mound reached the sea. From Dinh Cau possible sweeping panoramic Duong Dong Beach. Dinh Cau stone embankment overlooking the sea from the anchor of ships, in the evening focused very crowded. Romantic couples also bring padlock engraved with their names of two people locked in the lighthouse railing to desire love lasting forever.

Hon Mong Tay (Finger Islet)

Hon Mong Tay is a considered miniature paradise, with unspoiled scenery no human impact on tourism. This is an attractive destination when arriving in Jade Island (Phu Quoc Island).

Sao beach (Star beach)

Sao beach is the most beautiful beache in the island with fine white sand, coastline, gentle and services ranging from scuba diving, sailing, canoeing, ... will footbinding travelers.

Hon May Rut (May Rut Island)

Hon May Rut has 2 islands: May Rut Trong and May Rut Ngoai. This unspoiled island sloping shoreline, stretching coconut trees and rocks reach to the sea. Warm waters, blue with soft sand beside services of snorkeling and scuba diving to catch sea urchins provide by residents on the island. The terrain of island is suitable for those who like to explore, in a tent, camping coast to live in harmony with the nature.

Ham Ninh fishing village

Ham Ninh fishing village is the destination of his journey around the island. People here live naive, do not hustle. Most of them rely the sea to live, life quietly not hustle. Tourists still come here to enjoy a variety of produce of the sea. In this photo, a family is building the house next to the wharf 600m long for tourism.

Fishing village at Khem beach

The road to the Khem beach (another popular beach after Sao beach) being plowed by many constructions such as resorts, restaurants,... and many visitors did not choose this beach. The hightlight footbinding tourists is herring salad dish and unspoiled fishing village along coast.

Peper farms & fish sauce factories

Pepper farms and fish sauce factories are others value places you also should visit when traveling to Phu Quoc.

Mantis shrimp

Dishes you must-try first when come to Phu Quoc are mantis shrimp dishes. This marine species in waters of Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Vung Tau, ... but especially to travelers remember that seafood caught from the sea up and process together. Roasted mantis shrimp with salt, roasted mantis shrimp with garlic, mantis shrimp steamed dotted with lemon salt bring fragant and delicious. The price is 350.000 VND per kilogram (~$US 16).


Seahorse fresh and dried are considered "panacea" of men. This specie lives under deep water, fishermen dive along coral reefs, algae use rackets or fishing nets. Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang province is considered the natural seahorse deposit and annual basis from January to April, fishermen started the season "hunting" seahorses. A fresh cost about 7.000.000 VND million kg ($US 315).


Spidercrab in the sea water only 100.000 per kilogram (~$US 6). Crab not big but stocky caught natural by fisherman. This dish is process as mantis shrimp dish. The delicious dishes and cheapest must eat at Ham Ninh fishing village.

Herring salad

Fish just caught up, fresh will give sweet fatty meat when eating. Herring salad is processed very meticulous. Fish scales are cleaned, remove intestines, head, fins and tail. Eaten raw material including thinly sliced onions, julienne peppers, thinly sliced shallots, curettage coconut. Eating herring salad indispensable cup sauce made from chilies, garlic and roasted peanuts. According to residents of Phu Quoc, eating herring salad at Khem beach is delicious, the price of a dish for 2 people from 70.000 VND (~$Us 3)

Sea urchin

Urchin is strange food. This species are abundant in the sea waters of Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Phu Quoc. It is often processed into urchin dishes such as eaten raw sea urchin with broccoli, mustard, urchin porridge, roasted urchin with onions.

Read more Phu Quoc travel guide at here.