Phu Quy (Phú Quý) is a small island located about 120km away from Phan Thiet (Phan Thiết) City. This island comprises 10 small islands, of which just Phu Quy is inhabited. Now, In this Article, we will tell you 10 reasons why Phu Quy Island is a rising star among Vietnamese island.
1. The Chance To Contemplate Beautiful Sunset Views
No one had left the island before contemplating the sunset. Maybe, everyone has a reason, a plan to watch the sunset in the sea, but when you visit Phu Quy Island already, though you had no reason or plan to do, you would not be able to take your eyes off the glowing sunset in this place. There are many ideal places to watch the sunset on the island such as Ngu Phung (Ngũ Phụng) embankment side, Trieu Duong Bay (Vịnh Triều Dương)
2. Beaches Are Uncrowded
Phu Quy island has just been known by tourists a few years ago, and because of the difficulty of transportation so the number of tourists is not too much, mainly backpackers. Therefore, the state of crowded at beaches has not been seen on this island. You could delightfully soak yourself in the clean seawater, watch the vast sea and sky and suddenly realize that there is no one around you, so you could freely do whatever you like, be it singing or dancing.
3. It Is Ideal For Exploring By Motorcycles
With an area of around 16,4km², there is no way better to explore the island than being on a motorbike. The price of renting motorcycles on the island is from 100 – 120,000 VND / day, depending on the quality of the bike, you can easily rent the bike right at your hostel because most hostels on this island all offer this service.
4. The Chance To Enjoy King Crab
Visiting an island, you cannot miss enjoying seafood there. When it comes to Phu Quy Island, there is no other seafood surpassing this one: King crabs. Unlike other ordinary crabs, this type of crab is tremendous and plump, about 500g-1kg each one. When looking glance, it is like a giant spider, with bristling fur.
5. Blue Seawater Which Can Be Seen To The Bottom
Being an unspoiled island, Phu Quy has many beautiful beaches with white sand, clear water reflecting blue sky. These waters have not been exploited by tourism operators so everything is pristine. The nature of the island provides a feeling of clam, relaxed, is extremely suitable for taking a rest or escaping from the hustle of the city. In particular, people here are very conscious of habitats, so beaches and piers are very clean with very little, or even without garbage.
6. Sit On A Boat To Go Along Small Islets Of The Island
Visiting Phu Quy Island without renting a small boat to stroll along islets around the island means that your trip will not be complete. There are some small islets, such as Den islet (Hòn Đen), Tranh islet (Hòn Tranh), Trung islet (Hòn Trứng)… Just sitting on the boat to stroll along the islets around Phu Quy Island can help you see how clear the blue water here is, which allows you to see even the bottom.
7. Admire The Largest Whale Skeleton In Vietnam
Phu Quy has nearly 30 cultural relics with various types of faiths. However, the most notable is Van An Thanh (Vạn An Thạnh) (in Trieu Duong (Triều Dương) village, Tam Thanh Commune), built in 1781 and being a whale museum on the island. According to the legend of locals, the whales, also known as “Cá Ông”, had many times saved local fishermen and vessels from distress at sea. Many fishermen here who had ever been saved by Ca Ong still alive and all people on the island are very respectful the whale.
8. Visit The Giant Power Plant Using Wind
“Wind power” is the wind fan built to generate electricity for people on the island. On the island, there are 3 windmills, each is 60 meters in height and the length of the blade is 37 meters. From the lighthouse and the mountain peak where Linh Son (Linh Sơn) pagoda is located on, you could easily see the giant wind fans. Particularly, the way to visit the windmills is very beautiful, with the ocean on one side and the row of trees planted along the road, which look very nice, on the other side.
9. Enjoy The Landscape From The Largest Lighthouse In Vietnam
The topography of the island is relatively flat, with no high mountains, so Phu Quy lighthouse located on top of the Nui Cam (Núi Cấm) mountain is the highest point of the island.
If you are tired of the bustling life in big cities and want to find a little peaceful place for yourself, then Phu Quy island is always there, waiting for you.