If you set foot in Phu Quoc, Dinh Cau is a destination not to be missed. Dinh Cau is not only a famous architectural work but also a spiritual symbol of this pearl island. Let's explore with Salinda Resort the beauty and special meaning of Dinh Cau Phu Quoc in the following article.

Introducing Dinh Cau Phu Quoc

Dinh Cau Phu Quoc is a famous spiritual tourist destination located in Quarter 2, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province. Located on a high rocky cliff facing the sea, Dinh Cau possesses majestic natural scenery, enjoying the fresh sea breeze.


Dinh Cau Phu Quoc
Dinh Cau Phu Quoc

How to go to Dinh Cau Phu Quoc?

Dinh Cau is located near the center of Duong Dong ward, so you can easily get there from other tourist destinations. Specifically, you go straight on Tran Hung Dao Street, turn left onto Vo Thi Sau Street, go straight to the end of the street, and you will see the gate to Dinh Cau.

You can choose many means of transportation to get here, such as a motorcycle car, taxi, etc., because the road is quite easy. Besides, to get the most complete experience, you also need to note that Dinh Cau's opening hours are from 7:00 to 20:30.

Instructions for moving to Dinh Cau from Tran Hung Dao Street
Instructions for moving to Dinh Cau from Tran Hung Dao Street

The best time to visit Dinh Cau in Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc has two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. Each season has its beauty. However, according to experience from indigenous people, the most beautiful time to visit Dinh Cau is during the dry season (from November to April of the following year).

In this season, Phu Quoc's weather becomes cool and pleasant; it is sunny, the sea is calm, and there is not much rain, making it convenient for many tourists to have fun.

Dinh Cau in sunset
Dinh Cau in sunset

Coming to Dinh Cau, don't miss the sunset and sunrise here. In a peaceful space, enjoying the gentle sea breeze, listening to the whispering waves, and watching the golden rays of sunlight gradually appear (disappear) in the sky will be an experience that is both enjoyable and relaxing. 

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Special things in Dinh Cau Phu Quoc

So, what does Dinh Cau Phu Quoc have? Below, Salinda Resort will suggest activities for you to explore when coming to Dinh Cau.

Learn about the historical and spiritual aspects

According to a legend told by local people, when the first residents came to live on the island, many fishermen went out to sea, encountered fierce waves, and could not return.

At that moment, a rocky outcrop gradually emerged at the mouth of the sea, becoming a safe shelter for fishermen in distress. People on the island believe that this is a sacred rock, so they built a temple called Long Vuong Temple.

Dinh Cau seen from above
Dinh Cau seen from above

According to records, Dinh Cau was built in the 17th century and underwent two restorations in 1937 and 1997.

Dinh Cau is not only a spiritual destination but also a place where visitors can admire the majestic natural landscape of Phu Quoc. Coming to Dinh Cau, visitors will feel peace in their souls and pray for good things for themselves and their families.

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Explore Dinh Cau night market

Located right next to Dinh Cau, Dinh Cau Nigh Market is a dining and shopping destination that tourists cannot miss, especially seafood lovers.

With more than 100 stalls, the market opens at 6 p.m every day and operates until late. This is where you can enjoy fresh seafood and unique island specialties such as milk crab braised in lime leaves, grilled sea urchins, and boiled snails dipped in salt and chili.

Dinh Cau Phu Quoc Night Market
Dinh Cau Phu Quoc Night Market

In addition, the market also offers local snacks such as banh chung, palm beefcake, Chou Chou peanuts, etc. This is an ideal stop to explore the unique culinary culture of Phu Quoc.

Immerse yourself in the Dinh Cau festival

Phu Quoc Dinh Cau Festival is usually held on the 15th and 16th of the 10th lunar month; this is one of the traditional festivals on Pearl Island.

Coming to the festival, you will be immersed in the culture here, participate in fun activities, and experience the scene of people excitedly offering prayers for a year of good weather and wind.

Phu Quoc Dinh Cau Festival: Traditional Beauty on the Pearl Island
Phu Quoc Dinh Cau Festival: Traditional Beauty on the Pearl Island  

Watch the beautiful sunset

Referring to the most beautiful places to watch the sunset in Phu Quoc, we cannot ignore Dinh Cau, a place known as the "sunset paradise view" of the Pearl Island. From Dinh Cau, visitors will fully admire the majestic natural scenery in the late afternoon.

The red sun gradually sank into the sea, leaving behind golden rays of sunlight that painted the sky red, blending with the sound of crashing waves, the sound of wind, and the silhouettes of boats bobbing far away. All bring you peace and poetic feeling.

Besides, Dinh Cau not only has a beautiful sunset view but also is a place where visitors can pray for peace and luck for themselves and their families.

Be fascinated by the romantic sunset at Dinh Cau
Be fascinated by the romantic sunset at Dinh Cau

Things to remember when visiting Dinh Cau Phu Quoc

Dinh Cau is a spiritual tourist destination and has a solemn space, so when coming here, you need to note the following things:

Opening hours and ticket prices to visit Dinh Cau

Dinh Cau is open free of charge to visitors every day of the week. However, visitors should pay attention to the ceremony hours at Dinh Cau:

Opening hours: 7:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Ticket price: free.

Costumes for Dinh Cau

Dinh Cau is a solemn and peaceful place, so visitors should dress politely and discreetly and avoid wearing revealing and offensive clothes such as tank tops, short shorts, short skirts, etc.

Besides, you should bring hats and sunscreen if you go sightseeing during the day to avoid the heat.

Rules when entering Dinh Cau

To protect the beauty, cultural, and spiritual values of Dinh Cau, visitors should note the following rules before visiting Dinh Cau:

  • There is no smoking in the Dinh Cau area.
  • Do not take photos or film inside the palace (If you want to take photos, please ask permission from the manager and respect areas with signs prohibiting photography.)
  • Do not bring food and drinks into the Dinh Cau area.
  • Avoid touching Buddha statues and sacred objects.
  • Maintain order and security, and do not make noise.
  • Protect objects and architectural works on the Dinh Cau campus.
  • Do not litter in common areas.
  • Avoid actions or words that offend national beliefs and culture.

Tourist attractions near Dinh Cau Phu Quoc

After visiting and exploring Dinh Cau, you can continue your journey by visiting a few famous nearby tourist attractions, such as:

  • Dinh Ba Phu Quoc, a place to worship the goddess Thien Hau, is Hau, which is about a 3-minute walk from Dinh Cau.
  • Ong Lang Beach is known as "the most pristine beach in Phu Quoc" and is about 30 minutes by car from Dinh Cau.
  • The oldest traditional fishing village in Phu Quoc, Ham Ninh fishing village, with its rustic, simple stilt houses and the simple life of local people, is about 30 minutes by car from Dinh Cau.
  • Phu Quoc pepper garden is famous for its lush green pepper hills, stretching out about 10 minutes by car from Dinh Cau.
  • Some other locations near Dinh Cau include Phu Quoc Ridgeback Conservation Center, Ngoc Hien Pearl Farm,...
Life scene of Ham Ninh fishing village people
Life scene of Ham Ninh fishing village people

In addition, in recent years, Phu Quoc Pearl Island has also attracted tourists with its modern, vibrant entertainment areas, bringing many interesting experiences, including:

  • VinWonders Phu Quoc: The largest theme park in Vietnam, Asia's leading with more than 200 games suitable for many ages, will be the ideal destination for you to experience during your trip to Phu Quoc.
  • Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc: The largest wildlife conservation park in Vietnam, with more than 3,000 individuals, promising to bring visitors interesting experiences such as "releasing animals in captivity" and exploring the world of wild animals most realistically and vividly.

The perfect combination of spiritual tourism, relaxation, and entertainment, Dinh Cau Phu Quoc and neighboring tourist destinations promise to bring visitors unforgettable experiences on Pearl Island.

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