Top 6 Free Things To Do In Phu Quoc, don't miss!

Phu Quoc island is a famous yet quite expensive destination that offers many energetic activities, charming landscapes and stunning foods. Therefore, you may find it difficult to balance the travel budget for all of these down-on-earth activities. We would like to suggest some ideas to enjoy your days in Phu Quoc without breaking your purse and freely experience the local life.

1. Enjoy day on the beaches
When it comes to Phu Quoc, tourists desire to head up the delightful beaches. Without any fee you can make the most of swimming, sun bath, games with friends or simply lie down on the white sandy beach and enjoy the poetic view of the blue sky with white clouds. Being surrounded by more than 99 spectacular mountains, most of the beaches here have gently waves. The seawater surface is so quiet so you can feel safe when swimming. That’s the reason why people often say that taking a dip in Phu Quoc beaches like swimming in lakes. Beside Sao beach, there are a large collection of beach as Thom Beach, Long Beach, Bai Vong Beach, Ganh Dau Beach. The pale, silvery sand leads invitingly into the clear, shallow beaches in Phu Quoc. Take an easy walk to one of these beaches above and you will find it more than beautiful.
 Photo by Mgzkun
Sao Beach
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM
Sao Beach is located on the eastern side of Phu Quoc Island in An Thoi Town. It is 7 km's of white sandy heaven.

2.Visit Ham Ninh fishing village
Located on the east of fantastic Phu quoc Island, Ham Ninh village is well-known for fresh seafood with affordable prices. You absolutely can come and contemplate the peaceful atmosphere as well as gorgeous landscapes here. There is no fee charge to enter village and you can easily contact with some local people. In the past, Ham Ninh is the place for fishermen doing their job. Then, they gradually formed the village. The houses still remain the primitive features like cottage roofs and bamboo wattles. Some people called Ham Ninh as "the loveliest village on earth that all artists are dreaming". It's an ambitious statement that seems believable once you are actually here.

 Photo by Linh Vien Thai
Ham Ninh fishing Village
Tỉnh lộ 47, Hàm Ninh, Phú Quốc, tỉnh Kiên Giang, Vietnam
Opening time: 06:00 AM - 23:00 PM
Ham Ninh fishing village is the most ancient maritime village Vietnam. Discover the simplicity and harmony you will get the real feeling of peaceful.

3. Go to Duong Dong market

Another free activity on this island is going to Duong Dong market. From the early morning to late afternoon, you can always see the liveliness of this market. There are more than 100 market stalls mainly serving seafood such as noodles in crab chowder, boiled snails, boiled squids, strings of grilled meat, thick noodle soup with fish pastes, etc. With good planning, a trip to Duong Dong market will not take you much time but give you a great memory of stepping into the local life.
 Photo by Jens Aarstein Holm
4. Enjoy the sunrise at Cau temple

Cau Temple is where the local people often come for worship. It's widely believed that the god who is worshiped in this temple will help the local have a better life and a safe trip for all their trips on beach. It's needed to know that everyday fishermen doing their jobs on distant seas, there are hundreds of potential dangers to their lives. This is why, in somehow, they always feel unsafe. A worship to Cau temple where they pray for a good life and occean trip will partly help them feel better.

 Photo by landolia
Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple)
Duong Dong River, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Opening time: 7:00 AM - 17:30 PM
Dinh Cau Rock is considered the symbol of Phu Quoc where sand, sea, sun, and stone blend in perfect harmony.

5. Dinh Cau Night Market

A night market is one of the most enjoyable things to see in every trip. And a trip to Dinh Cau night market is not an exception. Opened daily from 5 p.m when there is no vehicle permitted to get in, this market serves up a plenty of goods, souvenirs and local foods. Before getting one stuff, you should compare the price and quality in different stalls as there are many vendors selling same products. It's about 500 meters so there is no need for worrying about the tiredness of walking.

 Photo by lan
Dinh Cau Night Market
Võ Thị Sáu, tt. Dương Đông, Phú Quốc, tỉnh Kiên Giang, Vietnam
Opening time: 17:00 PM - 22:00 PM
Dinh Cau is the most hectic markets in Phu Quoc. It sells many things. Especially, The local souvenir and the seafood. There are many food there that you should eat.

6. Walk along the beaches

Phu Quoc is a small heaven for walkers or athlete lovers. It's like Phu quoc beaches are designed to inspire people. The pale beach sands, unspoiled shores and shallow water will definitely blow you away. Phu Quoc is one of the magical islands that make every people fall in love with it at the first sight. Phu Quoc boasts some of the best beaches in Viet Nam, this is why you can't miss the chance to get one or all beaches in Phu Quoc to satisfy your dream of swimming, snorkeling, diving or just lazy laying on the sandy beach.

Khem Beach, Ganh Dau Beach, Bai Vong Beach, Sao Beach are the best beaches in Phu Quoc. Plan stopping by one of them and you will be not dissapointed.

 Photo by Mgzkun

How amazing it is when you can joyfully experience some of the best destination and activities without breaking your bank account. It's such a great news for all budget tourists. When you are in Phu Quoc, take advantage of all these free things to do and have a blissful journey.

My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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