Visting Dinh Cau (Cau Temple)

Published:  03:26 Tuesday - May 07, 2013 Located in the mouth of Duong Dong River, Dinh Cau (Cau Temple) is considered the symbol of culture and religion in Phu Quoc island where sand, sea, sun, and stone blend in a perfect harmony.

Dinh Cau is a place for good luck, welfare, and a fishing voyage being full of fishes.

Many tourists are attracted by the fascinating beauty of Dinh Cau rock but also mystery and supernaturalness of ancient legends.

According to the elders here, Dinh Cau has existed for a very long time.


Formerly,  Phu quoc people mainly earn their living by fishing, many fishmen met storm offshore and never returned. One day, there was a cliff suddenly appearing among the sea. Local people thought it was an omen so they built a shrine in the cliff among the sea. Before going out to sea, local people burn incense to pray for safe and sound.

After climbing 29 stone steps to the shrine, tourists will have a chance to contemplate masterpieces of ancient architecture and precious artifacts associated with the history of the island. In addition, tourists can feel the gentle sea breeze, watch sunset over the eroded rock formation and enjoy a peaceful view of the Duong Dong River.


The islanders and seafarers annually visit to the temple on the big and Lunar New Year holidays. Especially, the local festival days are based on the lunar calendar and fall on Oct. 15 and 16. Therefore, the temple becomes a great attraction for tourists in their trip to Phu Quoc Island.

Translated by Nguyen Quynh

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