1.3 Art, History & Culture- Phu Quoc
Coconut Tree Prison
This was once the largest prison and concentration camp in 1973. It could lock more than 30,000 prisoners. With an indoor war museum and an outdoor prison complex, including mannequins, jail cells and escape tunnels. A real eye opening attraction that you must see.
Address: 350 DT46, An Thoi, Phu Quoc
Opening hours: 07:30 to 11:00 and 13:30 to 17:00
This formal temple was built in 1937 and is dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of the sea. A rock temple that is part lighthouse and part shrine. It has a beautiful view over Duong Dong Tows, the sea and port. It is a very nice place to be during sunset, because of the reflection of the sun on the water.
Address: Duong Dong
The fishing village lies between the Nhum and Coc canals. It is only 800 meters wide and 4 kilometers long. Expect to see simple houses built on stilts, cats and dogs running around and chickens and ducks that are being bred. It is a very simple life and they expect the village there in 2030 is no longer.
Address: Between Nhum and Coc canals
Phu Quoc is known for its pepper and there are many plantations. There are currently 400 hectares of plantations and farms. They produce 3 different varieties of pepper in the regions of Phu Quoc: Cua Duong, Cua Can Village, Ganh Dau Village and Thom Village. Visit a farm and see how the process works or go with a tour.
Address: Cua Duong, Cua Can Village, Ganh Dau Village and Thom Village
The largest Buddhist temple on the island. Besides Buddhism, it is also partly a monastery and partly ecotourism and inspired by Mahayana architecture. It is a special temple to visit because it is the base of a lush mountain overlooking the sea and the rising sun.
Address: Duong To, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang