Dinh Cau Temple

Phu Quoc Island

This combination temple and lighthouse was built in 1937 to honour Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea, who provides protection for sailors and fishers. Sometimes called a ‘castle’, or 'rock temple' for the rocky outcrop it clings to, Dinh Cau gives you a good view of the harbour entrance. The promenade is popular with locals taking a stroll at sunset.

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