Phu Quoc Island is one of the most majestic destinations in Vietnam. This amazing island is evoked by immense white sandy beaches, high-quality natural resorts, and dynamic marine activities. The travel experience here, especially, will be enriched by the local markets where visitors can enjoy local cuisine, while also having more experiences about the specialties and life of local people.
I - Top night markets in Phu Quoc
Having a trip to markets at night is one of the best ways of enjoying a nightlife in Phu Quoc island. Visiting the night markets, tourists can mingle in the crowd, fill your stomach with delicious food and have more amazing experiences with the locals.
1 - Dinh Cau Night Market
Dinh Cau night market has a variety of fresh seafood and typical dishes of the indigenous people such as sim wine, fish sauce, pepper, dried seafood. Especially, when coming here, visitors can easily find small souvenirs such as shells, handicrafts. Along with that, visitors can also stop by and enjoy some snacks indigenous people love such as: candy, jaggery, 30 flavor peanuts, ... or enjoy hot dishes from the barbecue, seafood. In addition, the market also has vegetarian stalls dedicated to vegetarian tourists.
Dinh Cau Night Market (Source: Chudu24)
Location: No. 2 Ly Tu Trong Street, Quarter 2, Phu Quoc Island District.
Opening hours: 17am - 2am every day.
2 - Phu Quoc Night Market
Coming to Phu Quoc night market, visitors should enjoy delicious hot dishes such as baked eggs, white cakes, toyaki or some snacks such as Thai ice cream rolls, candy just, etc. After that, do not forget to buy some gifts to take home. The market sells fresh seafood, dried seafood such as squid, dried seaweed which are suitable as gifts. Or visitors can also choose a souvenir such as bracelets, engraved pictures, hand purses, or pearls.
Location: Bach Dang Street, Quarter 1, Phu Quoc Island District.
Opening hours: 16 hours - 24 hours a day.
II - Top 4 local markets in Phu Quoc
One of the best things to do in Phu Quoc is visit the market early in the morning to have a local breakfast or just simply see how the locals do to start a new day.
1 - Duong Dong market
Duong Dong market (Source: Danatrave)
Duong Dong Market is a large-scale market, the most crowded market in Phu Quoc. The market focuses on selling the best quality fresh seafood on the island. When arriving at the market, visitors can enjoy seafood dishes such as fish noodle soup, spring rolls, grilled squid skewers, grilled seafood with onion oil, sea porridge or other dishes such as honey, rice, cakes, so on. The market is also available with specialties of Phu Quoc such as fish sauce, pepper, cashew nuts. If you want to visit and shop at this market in Phu Quoc, there are two periods of time:. the most suitable are early morning and late afternoon, this is the time when you avoid the harsh sun of Phu Quoc.
Location: No. 21 Tran Phu street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc island district.
Opening hours: 5am - 7pm daily.
2 - An Thoi Market
An Thoi Market has a different feature from other markets in Phu Quoc. It brings a peaceful countryside space, not a coastal fishing village. In addition to selling typical seafood of Phu Quoc, the market also has typical seasonal fruits grown by the local people. Visitors can buy dried seafood, pearl jewelry as gifts to take home.
Location: An Thoi archipelago, Hon Thom commune, Phu Quoc island district.
Opening hours: 5am - 6pm daily.
3 - Cau Sau Market
The market sells a variety of fresh seafood and dried products. The market is known to have the most affordable seafood prices, so many tourists come to this Phu Quoc market jokingly saying that if you want to eat seafood, go to Cau Sau market.
Location: Cau Sau Market on Nguyen Van Cu Street, An Thoi Town, Phu Quoc Island District, Kien Giang Province.
Hours of operation: all day .
4 - Ham Ninh Market
Ham Ninh Market (Source: Wikipedia)
Fresh and dried seafood is of course the most sold item here, but the unique specialties of Ham Ninh market are crab and mackerel. Visitors can eat dishes from these two types of seafood and buy them as gifts at moderate prices. Rest assured that the seafood here is always fresh and the taste is great.
Location: right next to Ham Ninh fishing village, Ham Ninh commune, Phu Quoc island district.
Hours of operation: all day.
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There are a few things that visitors to markets in Phu Quoc should note:
Visitors in Phu Quoc markets (Source: Vietnam-guide)
- Most of the stalls here can be overpriced, so visitors should bargain to get the best price.
- Some specialties in Phu Quoc have specific characteristics such as fish sauce, fresh or dried seafood, .. when buying, you should ask the seller to pack it carefully, because if it is transported by plane then it will easily break.
- Please store your personal belongings carefully, avoid bringing many items of great value when visiting the markets, so you will not be entangled or lose your belongings.
- Visitors should refrain from buying from street vendors, partly because they do not have fresh produce, and partly because the way of packaging will not be as careful as in the market.
Phu Quoc markets are great places to start or end the full experience day, besides many exciting activities of having a diving trip in the gorgeous such as Long beach, Star beach, visiting popular tourist attractions such as Phu Quoc national park, theme parks.