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Duong Dong
Travel Guide

Try freshly caught seafood, join locals at a beach café or rent a motorcycle and explore some of the best attractions offered by Phu Quoc’s main city.

Duong Dong is the economic and administrative hub of the island of Phu Quoc. Explore its buzzing streets, shared by thousands of fishermen, Buddhists and other friendly locals. For your visit, you’ll need swimwear for the beach, willing taste buds for fresh market food and courage for crossing chaotic motorbike-filled streets.

This charming city is located at the mouth of the Duong Dong River, which is filled each day by local fisherman guiding their boats out to sea and bringing back their catches from the Gulf of Thailand. These fishermen power the city, bringing in produce for markets that pop up each morning along the riverfront. Browse the local stalls, which offer anything from vegetables to the island’s most common products: pepper and fish sauce.

Find restaurants, travel centers and picturesque pagodas along one of the city’s bustling main streets, Đường Võ Thị Sáu. Running from northeast to southwest, it connects the inland to the coast. You may be struck by the seeming lawlessness of motorbike traffic along this thoroughfare. The key to crossing the street is confidence; riders will stop for you if you make your intention known.

At the mouth of the river, the Dinh Cau temple, a forested shrine atop a coastal outcrop, is worth visiting, especially at sunset. In the evenings, browse food stalls at the lively Dinh Cau night market nearby. Here, brightly decorated seafood stands sell barbecued fish and lobster at affordable prices.

On hot days, head south to Long Beach, where locals and tourists mingle on the sand to chat and drink iced coffee.

Take an evening walk down the riverfront to its mouth and spot the Duong Dong lighthouse next to the temple. The tower flashes at regular intervals to help fishermen navigate to the safety of the river at night.

Fly to Phu Quoc International Airport just south of Duong Dong and reach most of city’s best features easily on foot. Alternatively, rent a motorbike, but be sure to carefully watch surrounding traffic while riding and use your directional signals often.

Where to stay in Duong Dong

Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort
Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Tran Hung Dao Street, Group 2, Cua Lap Village, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is $50 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14

Nestled on the beach, this Cua Lap hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Long Beach Center and Phu Quoc Beach. Phu Quoc Night Market is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (318 reviews)

"The staff, from food and beverage, front desk, housekeeping moved heaven and earth to make sure we had a FABULOUS time at the Dusit Moonrise. The manager, Ron, went out of his way to check in with us every day to make sure all was well. Gorgeous oceanfront resort very peaceful and relaxing. Loved ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort
Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island
Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island
5 out of 5
Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is $84 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25

Located in Cua Lap, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Phu Quoc Beach and Phu Quoc Night Market. Phu Quoc National Park and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (833 reviews)

"Overall great resort. Good location and beach access."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island
The Shells Resort & Spa Phu Quoc
The Shells Resort & Spa Phu Quoc
5 out of 5
Ganh Gio Beach, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is $70 per night from May 8 to May 9

This Phu Quoc resort is on the beach, 4.3 mi (7 km) from Phu Quoc Night Market, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Phu Quoc National Park and Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (422 reviews)
Comfortable bungalow, great breakfast

"We really enjoyed staying in the bungalow. Quiet, private and comfortable. The pool area is also very nice! The pool has a unique design and was a nice surprise. The breakfast buffet is also big, with a variety of options."…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

The Shells Resort & Spa Phu Quoc
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lucky House
Lucky House
3 out of 5
Bai Truong, Duong To, Phu Quoc
The price is $30 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24

Nestled on the beach, this Phu Quoc aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Phu Quoc Beach, Phu Quoc Night Market, and Dinh Cau. San Van Dong Duong Dong Stadium ...

4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Отличный вариант для двоих

"Чистая уютная квартира. Все необходимое есть в номере. До пляжа 5 минут неспешной ходьбы. Рядом достаточно магазинов и ресторанов чтобы не ездить в центр. Мак поможет вам в любых вопросах, очень приветливый и дружелюбный хозяин. Нам с женой все понравилось."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Lucky House
Love House PHU Quoc Cn H 4 Phng Ng
Love House PHU Quoc Cn H 4 Phng Ng
Phu Quoc, Kien Giang (province)
The price is $125 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13

Located in the heart of Phu Quoc, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from San Van Dong Duong Dong Stadium and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Phu Quoc Night Market. ...

Love House PHU Quoc Cn H 4 Phng Ng
Entire house - 10 mins walk to LONG BEACH
Entire house - 10 mins walk to LONG BEACH
Phu Quoc, Kien Giang (province)
The price is $20 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13

Located in Cua Lap, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Long Beach Center and Phu Quoc Beach. Phu Quoc Night Market is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) away.

Entire house - 10 mins walk to LONG BEACH
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Duong Dong

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 3, 2020

nice place to visit

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 29, 2020

Very cosmopolitan; especially for Vietnam.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 12, 2019

Cute area, nice beaches, beautiful, but kind of boring.

4/5 - Good

Shelly_Vienna

Dec 10, 2019

Nice beach but a lot of construction going on -so you better check before you book accommodation! The city itself is quite dirty -everywhere trash! But the locals are very nice and helpful and it’s safe to get around!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 9, 2019

Nice place to relax, good fresh seafood and fruit fruits

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 27, 2019

Everyone and everything wss great!

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