Conveniently located in Duong Dong Town - the heart of Phu Quoc Isl&, Dinch Cau Temple is a famous religious site that you should not miss when traveling there.

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The origin of Dinh Cau temple

Dinc Cau temple, which was built in the 17th century, owns a chất lượng location of a majestic roông xã edge overlooking the ocean where the great waves lap, creating a spectacular view. The rooftop terrace is the spot where visitors can contemplate numerous large rochồng blocks in monstrous shapes that can make the human imagination run wild.

In Phu Quoc, many people used khổng lồ make a living by fishing. While going out to sea, many fishermen encountered raging waves & never returned. One day, the residential saw a stone slab emerging on the Trắng s& shore. It was regarded as a strange omen. Later, Duong Dong community constructed a temple named Cau on that stone slab khổng lồ worship and pray lớn the God of the Sea for protecting them from danger when heading to the sea. Cau has been considered as the great God of the sea and has been able to lớn help and save fishermen in case they are in danger.

Besides, some people assume that Cau was a mandarin under a certain dynasty & he deserved to lớn be honored. Therefore, the locals set up the temple to lớn commemorate hyên ổn.


Dinch Cau Temple

Cau temple is dedicated lớn the goddess of the sea (Thien Hau in Vietnamese) who is a Chinese-origin Lord và is worshipped in all of the coastal regions in East Asia in the different scales. It is believed that Thien Hau was born during the rule of the Song reign on Meizhou Isl&, Fujian province, China with the original name of Lin Moniang. When growing up, she became a brilliant swimmer & people often saw her at the shore, wearing a bright red dress and guiding boats to safety, even under the most severe weather conditions.

She passed away in 987. After her death, she was remembered as a smart lady in a red dress, who would always roam the sea và tư vấn troubled ships khổng lồ a safe shelter.

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What you can see in Dinc Cau Temple

However, Dinh Cau temple does not only impresses tourists by the mysterious legends but also its chất lượng beauty. Going along Duong Dong beach, travelers will climb up stone steps to reach Cau temple & enjoy the stunning sea view. The inner part of the temple is a masterpiece of ancient sophisticated & intricate architecture. The front zone looks over the wide sea. The left is a boundless soft Trắng sandy beach, dotted with lines of oblique coconuts while the right is the harbor of densely moored boats. Especially, from the position of the stone slab, visitors can sightsee the sunset on Duong Dong beach – a wonderful painting that can't be mostly seen from beaches in the land when the dark yellow color of the sunlight on the late daytime embellishes silver high waves.


Sunphối at Dinch Cau Cape

After reaching the foot of the stone edge, visitors will walk 29 steps to lớn phối foot on the temple that worships the deity who always controls the sea & guide fishermen và their vessels out of storms. That’s the reason why fishermen frequently come here to pray for a peaceful và successful trip. From Cau temple, travelers can cthua kém their eyes, listen khổng lồ the waves roaring or contemplate a beautiful sparkling sky on the water surface. Looking to lớn the right side, visitors can watch the vibrant Duong Dong Port where hundreds of vessels are mooring or a tranquil beach with yellow smooth sand & the pure xanh water on the left side. From this position, visitors can also see a busy Duong Dong Market that is far & far away. The sunmix is the time for squid-catching boats lớn start working. Dozens of lights twinkling on the sea, making a fanciful scene. Annually, on the big festivals and Lunar New Year, many local people & fishermen bvà at the temple to pray & burn incense sticks, especially on Dinh Cau festival that takes place at the 15th and 16th day of the October, according khổng lồ the Lunar calendar.

Insider tips

â–ºFrom Duong Dong Town's center, it's simple to lớn walk khổng lồ Cau temple. Just going lớn April 30 Street then turning left lớn Bach Dang Street for around 200 meters & you will reach Cau temple.

â–ºThe view may be even more fascinating after sunphối when the lighthouse comes on.

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â–ºEnsure that you take off your footwear when entering the temple.

â–ºIt's a good idea lớn leave sầu a donation, even a small amount

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