Ganh Dau Beach

Attraction Mũi Gành Dầu Phú Quốc Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
04:00 PM
06:00 PM
Second-time visit
0.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Ganh Dau is regarded as the fish's mouth when this beautiful island of Phu Quoc is called as big fish tail is wagging.

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Why Ganh Dau Beach is special ?

Bound on the west by Cape Ganh Dau and on the east by Rach Tram, the beach is framed by high hills (for example Mt Bai Dai, and Mt Ham Rong), and famed for its revolutionary past. It is a backbreaking 32km from the ward capital Duong Dong, making Ganh Dau the real "back of beyond", the furthest point from the center of civilization. But that is what makes it so cool. Herds of cattle trot past fishermen and boys rigging up their boats on the shore.

Among Vietnamese tourists, Ganh Dau is famous for its shrine dedicated to Nguyen Trung Truc, a Vietnamese fisherman turned patriot who established a guerrilla base here. The Vietnamese revere patriots the way Thais and Cambodians worship the monarchy, and Truc is a respected member of their pantheon of heroes. He was executed by the French in 1868 (at the age of 29) after sinking a French ship and organizing peasants to overthrow French colonial rule. Vietnamese come to pray at his shrine. Among Vietnamese, Ganh Dau is also famous for its nuoc mam (fish sauce) factories, which may lend a pungent scent to the tropical air here.


What to explore at Ganh Dau Beach?

To Ganh Dau, you can be visit Nguyen Trung Truc Temple and breathtaking natural beauty is vast and beautiful. The deep blue sea, golden fine sand beaches in the Central is the good feeling when you can see right in front section of Ganh Dau.

Here is a bow beach running over 500 meters long, shielded by two mountains. Standing on Ganh Dau, you can see Ta Lon mountain of Cambodia. Ganh Dau has a lot of corals, rocks and other kinds of fish, particularly red grouper. Seafood here is cheap that caught by the fishermen and cooked on the spot to be ready for you to enjoy.

On the way to Ganh Dau is interesting, out of Duong Dong busy town you will be on the path of red soil along the peaceful villages. Along both sides of the road is the vast pepper garden stretching along the slopes of Statue Park belonging to Cua Duong, Cua Can commune. Beyond about 20 kilometeres long road, you will come to primeval forest in the territory of the Phu Quoc national park. It is considered as the precious forest of the southern with an extremely rich flora and fauna. With an area of more than 8700 hectares, here you’ll feel the majestic mountains, immense trees.

The most interesting thing when you visit Ganh Dau is that you can be just swimming and watching the borderland between Vietnam and Cambodia. If you like exploring you can rent boats to come two islands offshore: Hon Ban and Hon Thay Boi.


How to get to Ganh Dau Beach?

From Phu Quoc to Ganh Dau you can go two ways. A motorcycle is leased from the town of Duong Dong to run back up the North Island, past the forest of Phu Quoc and to the northwest direction to Ganh Dau beach, otherwise take the ship out of Phu Quoc, you can choose the western route, Rach Tram, Ganh Dau to enjoy the natural beauty.

Selling points

  • Way to paradise
  • Serene coast
  • Attractive curve of sandy
  • Modest living of the island.
  • Border of skyline
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  • There are two beach front restaurants that serve good selections of seafood and Vietnamese cuisine

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