Attraction Coi Nguon Museum, 149 Trần Hưng Đạo, Khu phố 7, Thị trấn Dương Đông, Huyện Phú Quốc, Tỉnh Kiên Giang, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Coi Nguon Museum is special ?
If you want to discover the history of the excellent eco-tourism destination Phu Quoc Island, let visit Coi Nguon Phu Quoc Museum. Different from other museums that were mostly established by the state, Coi Nguon Phu Quoc Museum was created by a young couple, Huynh Phuoc Hue and Nguyen Thi Phuong Dai. With the passion for preservation, the couple has been collecting all historical objects involved in Phu Quoc Island for 10 years and then exhibited them to the public. More than 500 items are largely presented here to tell the story of 300-year-history Island, Phu Quoc. Coming here, visitors can enjoy an invaluable collection of precious timbers or fossilized wood. Furthermore, they can explore the process of producing fish sauce in a Phu Quoc village. By this way, it retains this traditional craft for younger generations on the island.
Moreover, visitors will have a chance to view a set of 50 stone axes, and 300 documents in Vietnamese, English and French about the land and people of Phu Quoc. Over 100 folk and contemporary paintings about Phu Quoc are also displayed in the museum.
This charming private museum on Phu Quoc Island is dedicated to the culture and history of Phu Quoc; if you are really into the island full of sunshine and wind, the destination should not be missed out.
What to explore at Coi Nguon Museum?
There are 2,645 antiques made from stone, pottery, bronze and fossil wood dated from the 15th century to the early 20th century and 540 artifacts consisting of furniture, artworks and fishing tool and household appliances.
There are also around 100 traditional paintings.
Tourists can discover Phu Quoc’s natural conditions and an overview of the museum and battles to protect the island on the ground and first floors respectively. The second floor exhibits antique collections while the third floor displays the model of a wreck and numerous antique fish from sunken vessels discovered on the eastern side of the island. Images of local peoples’ daily life are on display at the fourth floor. The rooftop has a panoramic view of Duong Dong Town and a pearl blue sea and an immense forest.
If you are tired of walking, you can go to souvenir shops on the ground floor selling jewelry made from pearl, fossil wood and shells and craft products made from lua wood. Or you can climb the hill to see a very interesting place – a sea eagle reserve where you can admire numerous beautiful white and black birds standing inside a giant iron cage raising their strong voices or spreading their wide wings to fly around the cage.
How to get to Coi Nguon Museum?
Far from Phu Quoc Airport about 3 km and 10km from Ham Ninh fishing village. From the beach area about 15 minutes walking and 10 minutes drive to the administrative center of Phu Quoc, you will get see the Coi Nguon Museum .
Anyway, you can take taxi driver or "xe om" both quite cheap and easy to get in.
- • An Island's Story and History of Phu Quoc
- • Best place for culture and history of Phu Quoc
- • Really must make this museum on “thing to do” while traveling Phu Quoc
- • Good money for valuable looking
- • Museum uncovers the cultural side of idyllic Phu Quoc Island
Coi Nguon Museum, 149 Trần Hưng Đạo, Khu phố 7, Thị trấn Dương Đông, Huyện Phú Quốc, Tỉnh Kiên Giang, Vietnam
Tips for you
Best Musuem I have visit in for this price. This place was very reasonably priced for what you get. Nice, five floor with so many thing both include historical and cultural of Phu Quoc rural. The main floor consists mainly of fossilized wood samples, bones from various animals found on the island as well as in the sea (sea cow), as well as a variety of sea shells. The first and second floors are dedicated to the islands history. The third floor is dedicated to displaying items, mainly pottery, salvaged from wrecks found 12 years ago. This floor also has a small collection of antique pottery and ceramics made in the 17th – 19th century. On the fourth floor, visitors can learn more about the locals daily life. Finally the fifth floor has more artifacts. The museum grounds also have a fish sauce vat as well as a nice temple dedicated to Buddha. Beside in outsight have lots of lovely light and set in interesting gardens. The staff are so nice and work incredibly hard. Try out the delicious bang keo (vietnamese pancake)...the restaurant which is also very reasonable priced and has good food (cauliflower and cashew nuts..sounds wrong but it surprisingly nice) .... great cocktails that are good value too (no dodgy knock offs). Breakie, ...cafe sua da and lovely vietnamese omelettes and bread..good value too. Fresh coconut juice is a bargain. Great place and I highly recommend you visit this place to see a real local of Phu Quoc's People.