USD

Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple)

Phu Quoc Island Attractions

Dinh Cau Rock, also known as Cau Temple, is an odd-shaped natural formation in Phu Quoc Island, which local fishermen pray to before embarking on fishing excursions. Located just next to the Duong Dong Fishing Harbour, it features a brightly-coloured lighthouse and Buddhist shrine, making it a popular photography spot among travellers.

Dinh Cau Rock was constructed in 1937 to commemorate Thien Hau (the goddess of the sea), whom locals believe provides protection for fishermen heading out to the open sea. There are 29 winding stone steps to reach Cau Temple’s rooftop terrace, where you will be greeted with spectacular sunset views of Dinh Cau Beach, traditional fishing boats, Duong Dong Town, and neighbouring islets.

Read More

The temple is relatively quiet throughout the year, apart from annual festivities such as Tet (New Year) and Dinh Cau Festival (15–16 October), when locals offer prayers and burn joss sticks at Thien Hau’s altar.

There are plenty of food and beverage stands at the base of Dinh Cau Rock but, if you’re craving fresh seafood after your visit, Dinh Cau Night Market is a just five-minute walk away. Entrance to Dinh Cau Rock is free of charge and visitors are advised to dress appropriately out of respect for the locals who frequent this temple.

Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple)

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 18:00
  • Address: Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • All Hotels in Ong Lang Beach

    Ong Lang beach hotels and resorts comprise mostly mid-range and luxury brands with their very own private beach sites, Read More»

  • Elephant Falls

    Elephant Falls (That Voi) are aptly named after a giant rock that is supposed to resemble the head of an elephant. Read More»

  • 10 Best Beach Resorts in Hue

    The best beach resorts in Hue are located along the pristine beaches just outside the city centre, where travellers can Read More»

  • Phu Quoc Island Nightlife

    Night time in Phu Quoc is as relaxed as any other, the whole island is a place to just chill out and enjoy the scenery Read More»

  • Ha Long Bay Attractions

    This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular place for tourists but it is good to know that large parts of Ha Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotels in Nha Trang

    Offering value-for-money guestrooms and top-notch facilities, as well as easy access to popular sights, Da Nang’s best Read More»

You May Also Like :

Top 10 Hotels in Duong Dong

The best hotels in Duong Dong are perfect if you’re looking to stay in the main town of Phu Quoc Island, where you can Read More...

Getting Around in Phu Quoc Island

Getting around on Phu Quoc Island mostly requires the use of motorised vehicles as the island is still relatively Read More...

Phu Quoc Island Attractions

The island's beaches are a big draw, picture postcard perfect with powder white sand and turquoise sea. There are some Read More...

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com
Loading...