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.
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