Duong Dong Market
Duong Dong market is next to Duong Dong river, in the center of Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang, VietnamOpening hours
early morning to midnight
Duong Dong market located in the centre of town along the river is the islands largest and most exciting local market. At most times of the day this can be a busy place with the local traffic running along the road and boats coming and going, loading and unloading their goods, and it is here you will find lovely ladies in conical hats selling everything from tropical fruits to unusual fishing equipment.
This is a great market to buy fresh fruits and unique local food like the Phu Quoc Mushroom, Fresh Island Pepper or Herring to make the infamous Herring Salad. You would be surprised how cheap everything is here. If you are so inclined and know how to cook them you could buy your own live chickens, ducks or turtles at the Duong Dong markets, which are open both day and night in slightly different parts of town. The most abundant items of this market are fresh seafood and dried seafood that have been caught by fishing boats and to the market directly
In addition, there are souvenirs booths areas located close together,along the dock. This area, just open from at about 5 pm and close as soon as the night fall.
Duong Dong market is the place that you can find local food specialities in the morning, which could not be found elsewhere in any restaurants in this island.
Unless you enjoy a decent crowd, we recommend avoiding Duong Dong market when cruise ships arrive (usually once a week) at the pier, bringing thousands of travellers, who fill the town and market place.
Due to the fact that this is a local market, not a tourist market, we do not recommend that you go in large groups, it will be easier for you and less intimidating for the vendors if there are just 2 or 3 of you, rather than a whole gang.