Ganh Dau is a destination that every traveler should not miss in Phu Quoc island. If Phu Quoc is called Pearl Island because of its shimmering, pure, wild and romantic beauty, Ganh Dau is the brightest pearl on the necklace.
Ganh Dau overview
Ganh Dau is located in the northern section of Phu Quoc, in which pristine forests, mountains, and seas remain intact. From the town of Duong Dong, you ride a motorbike back up the northern side of the island. Just out of a slightly crowded town you can see red dirt roads running through many peaceful villages.
Things to do
From Ganh Dau, you can visit Nguyen Trung Truc Temple and see breathtaking natural beauty that is vast and beautiful.
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 coral, rocks and various kinds of fish, particularly red grouper. Seafood here is cheap, and is caught by the fishermen and cooked on the spot to be ready for you to enjoy.
The most enjoyable activity when you visit Ganh Dau is just swimming and viewing the borderland between Vietnam and Cambodia. If you like exploring, you can rent boats to come to two islands offshore: Hon Ban and Hon Thay Boi..
The shape of Phu Quoc Pearl Island is like a fish with its tail thrashing, swimming to the north, its mouth wide open. That mouth is Ganh Dau, where primary forest stops right at the white sand beaches.
Seafood specialties of Ganh Dau are very fresh and quite cheap. After sightseeing, swimming, or playing, you can ask to buy shrimp, fish, or squid from the fishermen and ask them to cook it.
The local people are friendly, simple, and good-natured.