Many people compare the pearl island of Phu Quoc to the shape of a fish wagging its tail and swimming to the north. Located at the “fish mouth” position is Ganh Dau Cape, where the primeval forest stops in front of the sea.
Ganh Dau is located in the northwest of the island city; about 30 km from Duong Dong town. For many visitors, this is a relatively new place. The cape still retains many wild features, surrounded by a sparse population. Like other beaches in Phu Quoc, Ganh Dau has a soft bow-shaped golden sand and clear blue sea. Next to Ganh Dau is Phu Quoc National Park; where primeval forests reign; is the green lung of the coastal city.
Ganh Dau owns a natural rock formation where visitors can sit and enjoy the scenery. Over thousands of years, the waves hit the shore, the cliffs over time turned into strange shapes. The stone surface can be slippery because of moss; So tourists should be careful when traveling.
Fishermen’s fishing boats also depart from this cape to the sea, promising to bring back delicious catches. From here, visitors can visit anchovy production sites on the windy coastal road.
What makes this cape special is that from here, visitors can see Nan island, Koh Ses island, or Ta Lon mountain of Cambodia right in front of their eyes. The neighboring country’s Nan island is only about 3 km from Ganh Dau.
In addition, a point not to be missed at this cape is the temple of Nguyen Trung Truc, where people often come to pray for peace. The temple was built by the people to commemorate the hero with meritorious services to the country and the nation. Every year on the 28th day of the 8th lunar month, the people of pearl island gather here to celebrate his death anniversary.
To get to Ganh Dau, visitors can choose to hire a taxi from Duong Dong town or Vinpearl for about 700,000 – 800,000 VND round trip/four-seat car. Alternatively, visitors can go west towards Rach Tram and move to Ganh Dau cape by sea.