Phu Quoc is a famous tourist island of Vietnam, with beautiful beaches, pristine forests and rare animals. In addition to the natural beauty bestowed, Phu Quoc also carries the beauty of culture and people, formed from the diverse and rich history of this place.
According to archaeological studies, humans began to appear in Phu Quoc from the 5th century BC, characterized by Oc Eo culture, with no signs of Khmer people here. In 1671, a Chinese named Mac Cuu, from Loi Chau province, Guangdong, brought his family, soldiers and some scholars about 400 people on a boat leaving Fujian, to settle in Phu Quoc and became the first person to exploit the island. After that, Phu Quoc went through many historical upheavals, from the French colonial period, Japanese occupation, to the period of resistance against the US and national reunification.
The people of Phu Quoc are mainly fishermen, living by fishing and processing seafood. They are simple, friendly, warm and hospitable. They also have many religious beliefs, mainly the Cao Dai religion, a religion founded by the Vietnamese, believing that God is the founder of all religions and everything in the universe. Currently, the two Cao Dai temples in Duong Dong town are famous cultural attractions of the island.
Phu Quoc also has many local festivals, reflecting the spirit and culture of the people here. Some notable festivals are: Dinh Cau Festival, taking place on the 15th and 16th of the first lunar month, to commemorate and pray for the Sea God, protecting fishermen safely when going out to sea; Thuy Long Thanh Mau Festival, taking place on the 20th of the tenth lunar month, to honor and thank Thuy Long Thanh Mau, the guardian deity for the people of Phu Quoc; Nghinh Ong Festival, taking place on the 15th and 16th of the eighth lunar month, to pray for a bumper crop, prosperous life and peace.
In addition to cultural destinations and festivals, Phu Quoc also has many other attractions to explore. You can visit entertainment venues such as VinWonders Phu Quoc, Grand World Phu Quoc, Hon Thom Cable Car, Bai Sao, Ham Ninh Fishing Village. Phu Quoc promises to be an attractive destination, where you can experience the natural beauty, culture and people here. memorable memories and interesting experiences.