Vietnam Backpack Travel Guide – Ganh Dau is a destination that you could not be missed in Phu Quoc. If called Phu Quoc is Pearl Island because of its shimmering, pure, wild and romantic beauty, Ganh Dau is a bright pearl on this beautiful island.
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Ganh Dau located in the northern section of Phu Quoc Island, which pristine forests, mountains, seas remain intact. From the town of Duong Dong (capital of Phu Quoc island district), you ride a motorbike back up the northern island. Just out of a bit crowded town you can see red dirt roads through many peaceful villages (this road runs up the North Island, through the Phu Quoc National Park).
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To Ganh Dau, you can be visit Nguyen Trung Truc Temple and breathtaking natural beauty is vast and beautiful. The deep blue sea, golden fine sand beaches in the Central is the good feeling when you can see right in front section of Ganh Dau.
Here is a bow beach running over 500 meters long, shielded by two mountains. Standing on Ganh Dau, you can see Ta Lon mountain of Cambodia. Ganh Dau has a lot of corals, rocks and other kinds of fish, particularly red grouper. Seafood here is cheap that caught by the fishermen and cooked on the spot to be ready for you to enjoy.
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Không khí trong lành, bờ cát mịn màng, cảnh tượng yên bình sẽ nhanh chóng thay thế cảm giác mệt mỏi trong lòng du khách khi đứng giữa thiên nhiên hoang sơ ở Gành Dầu.
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From Phu Quoc to Ganh Dau you can go two ways. A motorcycle is leased from the town of Duong Dong to run back up the North Island, past the forest of Phu Quoc and to the northwest direction to Ganh Dau beach, otherwise take the ship out of Phu Quoc, you can choose the western route, Rach Tram, Ganh Dau to enjoy the natural beauty.
On the way to Ganh Dau is interesting, out of Duong Dong busy town you will be on the path of red soil along the peaceful villages. Along both sides of the road is the vast pepper garden stretching along the slopes of Statue Park belonging to Cua Duong, Cua Can commune. Beyond about 20 kilometeres long road, you will come to primeval forest in the territory of the Phu Quoc national park. It is considered as the precious forest of the southern with an extremely rich flora and fauna. With an area of more than 8700 hectares, here you’ll feel the majestic mountains, immense trees.
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The most interesting thing when you visit Ganh Dau is that you can be just swimming and watching the borderland between Vietnam and Cambodia. If you like exploring you can rent boats to come two islands offshore: Hon Ban and Hon Thay Boi.. The shape of Phu Quoc Pearl Island is like a fish tail thrashed, swim to the north, the fish opened its mouth wide. That mouth is Ganh Dau, where primary forest is stopped before the white sand beaches and magnificent rock section opening the vast sky to the sea …
|You can see Campuchia from Ganh Dau (Photo – Edgar_Wibeau)|
Marine specialties of Ganh Dau are very fresh and quite cheaply, after watching sightseeing, swimming, playing comfortably, you can ask to buy shrimp, fish, squid from the fishermen and ask them for the way to process. The local people are friendly, simple, good-natured. They will make you feel to love and miss when you return to land.
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