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Coi Nguon Museum (Bao Tang Coi Nguon)
Coi Nguon Museum (Bao Tang Coi Nguon)

Coi Nguon Museum (Bao Tang Coi Nguon)

149 Tran Hung Dao, Khu Pho 7 , Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

The Basics

The museum’s collection comprises fossilized wood, turtle shells, sea shells, animal bones, relics from a nearby shipwreck, displays on Vietnamese medicines, and historical artifacts including Stone Age implements and 17th- to 19th-century pottery. An entire floor is dedicated to the lives of Phu Quoc’s present-day residents. Travelers can visit independently or as part of a south island tour, which also covers the historic Phu Quoc Prison and a pearl-cultivation farm.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Coi Nguon Museum is a great place to escape the midday heat and learn more about the island’s history.

  • From the fifth floor of the building, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the coastline.

  • There is a small entrance fee for the museum.

  • The museum’s building also has a gift shop, several restaurants, and a Buddhist shrine.

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How to Get There

Coi Nguon Museum is in Dung Dong Town, off Tran Hung Dao street near Long Beach, the island’s busiest and longest stretch of sand.

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When to Get There

Coi Nguon Museum, sometimes translated as Origin Museum, is open daily from 8am to 5pm. Allow at least an hour and a half to explore the museum’s offerings.

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Things to Do in Phu Quoc

There’s so much more to Phu Quoc than just beaches—attractions range from pepper plantations to hilltop pagodas. Highlights include Phu Quoc National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that sprawls over more than half of the island; the Dinh Cau Rock, a natural formation where fisherman pray before long voyages at sea; and the picturesque Suoi Tranh Waterfall.

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