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Cau Palace - Famous spiritual tourist destination on Pearl Island Phu Quoc

Content 28/09/2023 47

More than 300 years old, Cau Palace is one of the famous tourist destinations on Pearl Island. Different from the lavishness of shopping centers and the modernity and sparkle of amusement parks, this place will bring you many interesting things about folk beliefs and cultural characteristics of the people. Fishermen live on the island. Let's explore Phu Quoc Cau Palace with HoaBinh Tourist right now!

Cau Palace - a famous destination loved by many tourists in the "Pearl Island" of Phu QuocCau Palace - a famous destination loved by many tourists in the "Pearl Island" of Phu Quoc

Introducing the spiritual tourist destination Cau Palace in Phu Quoc

History of the formation of Phu Quoc Cau Palace

According to some information recorded in history, Cau Palace was built around the 17th century. At this time, Phu Quoc Island had only a few people living. One day, unlike every time they went out to sea and returned peacefully, a group of fishermen's fishing boats suddenly encountered a big storm right in the middle of the sea. Facing death, the fisherman was miraculously saved by a mysterious "energy source".

When safely brought to shore, the fisherman woke up and found himself lying on a cliff with a rather mysterious animal figure. In order to commemorate the benefactors who protected them, people on Phu Quoc island built a temple to worship the guardian god. This helps them feel more secure and confident during their trips to sea. Cau Palace has been restored many times and the most recent time was in 1997.

Cau Palace Phu Quoc was built around the 17th century with few people livingCau Palace Phu Quoc was built around the 17th century with few people living

Architecture of Phu Quoc Cau Palace

The architecture of this palace is not elaborately designed, with sharp carved patterns but still has an attractive unique character. Looking at the palace from afar, visitors will easily recognize the familiar features often found in communal houses in the North.

That is the roof covered with bright red curved tiles, and two large pillars that help support and make the house more solid. In particular, on the roof of the tiled roof is carved a statue of two dragons flanking the moon. +They include two edgy and detailed dragons and a ceramic moon figure. To enter the main hall, visitors must pass 29 steps with cliffs.  

The construction materials of Cau Palace are quite modern because it was built in a neo-renovation style. This is located in a very high position so from a distance it looks like an ancient fortress tasked with protecting the pearl island of Phu Quoc. 

Surrounding the fortress are many large and small rocky outcrops and rows of green trees covering it to create shade. In particular, in the grounds of the palace there is a Sop tree that is nearly 100 years old. Through all the waves and turbulence of the sea, trees still grow on rocks, sturdy and majestic, just like the eternal vitality of the people of Phu Quoc.

The architecture of Cau Palace is elaborately designed, with sharp carved patterns according to its own featuresThe architecture of Cau Palace is elaborately designed, with sharp carved patterns according to its own features

Where is Cau Palace address?

The address of the palace in Phu Quoc is located on a large rocky cliff at the mouth of Duong Dong river, quarter 2, Duong Dong ward, Phu Quoc city, Kien Giang province. That is the reason why this place also has another name, Dinh Cau Cape. The road to get here is quite difficult and if you look at the map, it is easy to get lost.

From the center of Duong Dong town, you go towards Tran Hung Dao street. After turning onto Vo Thi Sau street, continue going straight and you will see the road leading to Cau Palace.

The best time to visit Cau Palace Phu Quoc

Cau Palace is open to visit from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day of the week. According to the experience of tourists who have come here, the most ideal time to help you fully discover the beauty of Cau Palace is November - May of the following year. This is the time when Phu Quoc has beautiful weather, little rain, warm sunshine, and pleasant air. In particular, at this time on the pearl island there are few storms, so it is very convenient for traveling.

The best time to explore Cau Palace is from November to May of the following yearThe best time to explore Cau Palace is from November to May of the following year

What attracts tourists to Cau Palace?

1. Stroll around Cau Palace night market

Cau Palace Night Market is one of the destinations that you definitely cannot miss. This Night Market operates from 6:00 p.m. and becomes bustling from 7:00 p.m. until late at night. Spend a complete evening to "eat up" the vast culinary paradise with countless attractive Phu Quoc specialties. The night market is located along Bach Dang and Le Loi streets, extremely cool to walk and relax while sipping fresh, richly marinated seafood.

Stroll around Dinh Cau night market and immerse yourself in the bustling night atmosphereStroll around Dinh Cau night market and immerse yourself in the bustling night atmosphere

2. Experience the festival at Cau Palace

If you have the opportunity to visit this palace on the 15th and 16th of the 10th lunar month, you will experience the festival here. This is a festival held every year by people with the purpose of praying for good weather and peace during sailing trips. Don't forget to participate in interesting and unique activities as well as immerse yourself in the fun atmosphere with the people here.

Coming to Cau Palace Phu Quoc, visitors should not miss the unique festivals hereComing to Cau Palace Phu Quoc, visitors should not miss the unique festivals here

3. Watch the sunset at Cau Palace

For many tourists, the sunset in Phu Quoc is one of the most beautiful sunsets. Therefore, when you come to Cau Palace, definitely don't miss the opportunity to watch the last rays of sunlight gradually sink into the sea. 

A painting that blends the blue of the clouds and the bright orange, red, yellow of the sun always makes anyone admire it. In the distance, there is an undulating silhouette of a ship sailing out to sea.  

Coming to Cau Palace, visitors should not forget to immerse themselves in the romantic sunset sceneComing to Cau Palace, visitors should not forget to immerse themselves in the romantic sunset scene

Note when visiting Cau Palace

Dress code

Tourists when visiting the palace in Phu Quoc need to ensure the same dress code as when visiting many other sacred places. Specifically:

  • Clothing must be neat, polite and dignified.
  • Do not wear short skirts or short pants.
  • Do not wear double-breasted shirts, backless shirts or exposed sensitive parts.
  • Do not wear torn or flashy clothes that are too bright.

Rules visitors need to follow

In addition to the dress code, Cau Palace also has an engraved rule to preserve absolute solemnity:

  • Visitors are not allowed to film or take photos inside the palace.
  • Maintain cleanliness and do not litter indiscriminately.
  • Do not paint or damage the landscape in the palace.

Tourist destination near Cau Palace

After visiting Cau Palace, you can visit many other famous tourist destinations to save time and travel costs. Some fun Phu Quoc places you should stay include: Phu Quoc Ridgeback Conservation Center, Ba Thuy Long Thanh Mau Palace, Ong Lang Beach, Sao Beach, Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Ngoc Hien Pearl Farm, Phu Quoc pepper garden, etc.

Visitors can explore destinations near Dinh Cau such as: Ong Lang beach, Sao beach, Ham Ninh fishing village, Phu Quoc pepper garden...Visitors can explore destinations near Dinh Cau such as: Ong Lang beach, Sao beach, Ham Ninh fishing village, Phu Quoc pepper garden...

In addition, near Cau Palace Phu Quoc beach, there are modern and fun entertainment centers such as Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc, Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park, Phu Quoc United Center, VinWonders Phu Quoc.

Hotels you should stay in when visiting Cau Palace

If you plan to visit the palace, you can book in Phu Quoc hotels nearby to conveniently visit and not have to travel too far. Some addresses you can refer to are:

  • The Empire Hotel: 9 Ly Tu Trong Street, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province.
  • Seashells Phu Quoc Hotel & Spa: 1 Vo Thi Sau Street, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province.
  • Lahana Resort Phu Quoc: 91/1 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province.
  • Phu Quoc Ocean Pearl: 99 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province.
  • Boulevard Hotel & Restaurant: 89 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province.
  • Sunny Hotel Phu Quoc: 8 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc city, Kien Giang province.
  • M Hotel Phu Quoc: 46 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc city, Kien Giang province.
  • Venus Hotel & Sky Bar Phu Quoc: 60A Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc city, Kien Giang province.

Cau Palace will definitely be a great place, helping your trip have many new experiences that other places can never bring. Phu Quoc tourist season has arrived, enjoy happy holidays with friends and loved ones!

 


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