Visit Phu Quoc Night Market To Enjoy Tasty Seafood

Phu Quoc night market owns a typical cultural beauty in Phu Quoc Island, where you can discover the bustling night of the island, taste different seafood, and buy souvenirs.

Phu Quoc night market usually opens at 4 pm and closes about 11 pm every night.

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One of the gates to go into the night market Phu Quoc. @kenseisuzuki

Location of Phu Quoc Night Market

Phu Quoc night market situates in the center of Duong Dong town, which is also the center of Phu Quoc island.

The market stays right along Bach Dang road and is a part of Ly Tu Trong and Nguyen Trai streets. So, this place is also known as Bach Dang night market.

Because the night market is located in the center of Duong Dong town on Phu Quoc Island, it is easy to find. You can take a taxi or rent a private car in Phu Quoc.

* Highlights: Selling seafood and souvenirs

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Seafood is one of highlights in Phu Quoc night market. @hanh__q

When to visit the night market Phu Quoc

Depending on the weather and customers’ need, the opening time may change sooner or later.

  • Opening hours: 4 pm – 11 pm
  • The most crowded time: from 7 am – 10 am

4:00 pm- 7:00 pm: Although at this time, the atmosphere of the night market is not as busy as at late night, the space of the sunset on the sea is ideal for those who like sunset color.

7:00 pm-10:00 pm: This duration is the most crowded time and when the seafood stalls serve plenty of guests. The aroma from the fresh seafood grilled rises fragrantly.

Depending on the purpose, you can visit the market at your most preferred time to explore it. And, remember that the highlight is seafood: Phu Quoc Night Market is a paradise of seafood.

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The stalls at the night market

The stalls are arranged on both sides of the road, in the middle is a wide aisle for visitors to go shopping. The people buying and selling here are also very enthusiastic, friendly, and hospitable.

Phu Quoc night market consists of 2 different areas:

  • Zone 1: is the first part of the market, including stalls selling seafood and local gifts to bring back such as fish sauce, pepper, sim wine, dried seafood…
  • Zone 2: Includes stalls of souvenirs, handicrafts, cosmetics, jewelry, and especially Phu Quoc pearls at the end of the market.

The night market is full of goods for tourists and is decorated with colorful lanterns for taking beautiful pictures.

What to do at Phu Quoc night market:

1. Enjoy seafood

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Yummy seafood in Phu Quoc night market. @an.hi.66

Surely, if you have come to Phu Quoc night market, you cannot miss the opportunity to enjoy the tasty seafood dishes. All kinds of seafood here will be caught locally, ensuring clear origin and quality and freshness.

Although this market is only open at night and operates for a few hours, it is always crowded and attracts ear-and-far diners. The seafood here is processed into various dishes, almost are very flavorful, so you also need to bring more budget to enjoy these dishes.

The most popular dishes chosen by many tourists are the grilled ones. Shrimp, squid, crab, snail, etc. are grilled with different spices including onions, satay, and salted chili peppers. It is hard to stop eating fresh and tasty food.

The price of seafood at the night market is also reasonable. Each stall will have a clear price list, so it will also avoid the situation of cutting off tourists.

To be able to choose a stall with a good value for money, you should walk around the market and then decide. And, a small tip for you is that whenever you see a stall that is crowded with diners, you should come in and enjoy, the taste there will not disappoint you.

2. Buy souvenirs

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A corner in Phu Quoc night market sells souvenirs. @bn_leciel

Besides the shops selling flavorful dishes made from seafood, Phu Quoc night market also has unique souvenir stalls.

You can take a stroll there and select handicrafts, such as turtle bracelets, pearl necklaces, combs, rings, shells made into pens, or ashtrays that look very nice.

Besides buying Phu Quoc specialties, you can also choose one of these items to bring back as a souvenir or give a friend a meaningful gift and keep it longer.

3. Eat Phu Quoc coconut ice cream

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coconut ice cream. @tini070291

After wandering around the market and having enjoyed many seafood dishes or choosing the right souvenirs, do not forget to taste coconut ice cream for dessert.

In Phu Quoc, there are many delicious snacks, but coconut ice cream is always the most popular dish. From small children to adults, they are still fascinated by the delicious and greasy taste of this dish.

The coconut ice cream in Phu Quoc night market is contained in a half-cut coconut shell.

The ice cream has a lot of flavors but the highlight is still the greasy and delicious coconut flavor.

There is also a piece of cake on the top for you. Eating ice cream right in the coconut shell will make you feel more unique.

Phu Quoc night market promises to bring you tasty food and lots of interesting and meaningful experiences during your visit to pearl island.

Besides exploring the famous tourist attractions in Phu Quoc, please range your time to visit its night market to know more about this island?

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