Settled off the coast of Binh Thuan and being far from Phan Thiet city about 120 kilometers, Phu Quy Island has been a charming island appealing who those are interested in package tour.
The tiny island has an area of only 16.4 kilometers square, but has been voted as one the most glamorous island over the world. Visitors coming there not only were attracted by the untouched land, but it also takes them passing from the one surprise to the others when they contemplate the pristine landscape.
Travelers do not miss the moment of sunset in the island which seems to be a brilliant and beautiful oil painting. Besides, the island scenery will provide a feeling of calm, relaxed, extremely for the people desires to release stress from the overloaded life.
If travelers prefers the explore tourism, do not hesitate to pick up a motorcycle available at the hostels to across all the coastal roads. In addition, visitors can rent a small boat to go around the small islands, namely Hon Tranh, Hon Den, Hon Trung,etc. The two-exploring- approach is considered as an economic way due to it costs only from VND 100,000 to 300,000, rather affordable for young tourists.
Along with the explore tourism spots, Phu Quy Island has nearly 30 cultural relics for various types of different faiths. Visitors who love the spiritual tourism should not forget Van Thanh An in Trieu Duong village, Tam Thanh Ward. Considered as a "museum" of whales on the island, Van Thanh An was built hundreds years ago. Visiting Van An Thanh, travelers will have the chance to see one of the largest whale skeleton in Vietnam with nearly 20 meters length.
The locals called whales as Hai Nam General. According to legend, whales had rescued fishermen and vessels many times. Hence, the locals on the island are very respectful whales and worship the whales as Guardian of fishermen as well as held annual festival for ritual the Whales.