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Duong Dong

"Duong Dong Market is a great MUST GO destination for those traveling to Phu Quoc as it is the largest market of all the islands here. Located on Tran Phu Street, Duong Dong market is intentionally close to Duong Dong harbor: here you can see fishing boats after the fishing boats line up for their freshest catch of all the seafood you can to think of, from shellfish, mackerel, eel, squid to barracuda. The fishermen sell them to local sellers or interested customers, but usually to local sellers."


The harbour

          Duong Dong - is the capital of the island of Phu Quoc. You may find the city of Duong Dong a boring place, if you overlook all its charms. Duong Dong is really great regardless of before or after your trip to Phu Quoc. Before going to other wonders of the island, Duong Dong provides an overview of how life on the island works and after your tiring adventure. This city is a place to relax before exploring Phu Quoc.

Duong Dong market starts early in the morning. You will find everything there, like at any Vietnamese market along the coast. From seafood to fruit and Phu Quoc specialties, such as Sim wine, Phu Quoc pepper, mushrooms: there is everything for sale. Just like in any other market in Vietnam, prices here are not high at all and the seafood here is relatively cheaper. A small warning: this is not a tourist market, but it doesn't hurt to pay close attention to your belongings here too.
In the evening there is the night market here. This market is open from 4 pm to midnight and you can buy delicious Vietnamese snacks there.

 


Pepper

All of the city's boats and ships are docked in Duong Dong Harbor, making it a wonderful place to take photos of the busy daily life of Phu Quoc with the colorful boats and ships coming and going. You can watch the fishermen release anchovies from the fishing net. These anchovies are used to make Phu Quoc fish sauce. If you want to take a night fishing trip, you can rent a boat here from one of the local fishermen.
The food at the stalls in Phu Quoc offers not only well-known Vietnamese delicacies, but also Phu Quoc specialties. If you don't have that much time to walk around, the night market on Bach Dang Street is exactly what you're looking for. You can find them not only regular street food, but also seafood. However, the fish dishes are not that cheap.
The beach is right behind the night market and it is a great place to watch the sunset. The panorama on the beach and on rocks makes the view so beautiful and unique in its kind. The Dinh Cau Temple is located on a huge rocky reef with a lighthouse behind it. This special and isolated location of the temple has made Dinh Cau the symbol of Phu Quoc Island. Climb 29 stone steps to the temple, you will enjoy a wide view of the sea around you - a pure beauty of nature.

 

Cao Dai is a religion in Vietnam, which originated on the island. The followers of Cao Dai practice their rituals in Cao Dai's temples, which have a special shape with two high towers. From the highest point of these towers of Thuh That Cao Dai (temple) in Duong Dong, you will have a nice view of the city, Duong Dong river, Dinh Cau beach and Dinh Cau temple.

You can also visit pepper farms, but these are located just outside Duong Dong. If you drive on road no. 30/4, there are three pepper farms, which you can visit .. Phu Quoc pepper has long been known for its quality and special taste. If you like cooking, buy some pepper products and you will not be disappointed.


Thuh That Cao Dai temple


"When a market is located on an island, it is of course best to buy products made from sea animals here. Duong Dong is more than that though, as Phu Quoc has so many other famous things to offer. We recommend going to the dried goods section of the market to pick up some stuff with unique flavors you can't find anywhere else like fish sauce, mushrooms, peppers, and cashews."


 


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