- 1. Where is Coi Nguon Museum Phu Quoc?
- 2. Learn about the history of Coi Nguon Museum
- 3. How to get to Coi Nguon Museum on your Phu Quoc trip?
- 4. What to explore at Coi Nguon Museum in Phu Quoc?
During your Phu Quoc travel journey, visiting Coi Nguon Museum should be one of the top activities on your bucket list. This museum is one of the largest private museums in Vietnam, currently storing and exhibiting a myriad of antiques made of ceramic, stone, bronze, fossilized wood, and historical artifacts including works of art, domestic tools, fishing gears, etc.
1. Where is Coi Nguon Museum Phu Quoc?
- Address: No. 149, Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
- Opening hours: 7.30 am – 5.30 pm daily
- Ticket fee: 20,000 VND/ person
Coi Nguon Museum is a five-story building stretching in an area of more than 1.5 hectares on a small hill near Long Beach. Coming here, visitors can admire a precious collection of invaluable timbers or fossilized wood, works of art made from shells, folk art pictures, documentary photographs, local ceramics, and manufacturing tools. Moreover, tourists can also learn about the traditional making of fish sauce in Phu Quoc’s villages at Coi Nguon Museum.
2. Learn about the history of Coi Nguon Museum
Different from other museums which are generally founded by the government, Coi Nguon Phu Quoc Museum was established by a young man named Huynh Phuoc Hue. With a passion for preservation, he nurtured his goal of opening a place where visitors can learn about his hometown’s culture and history. In order to realize his dream, Hue got a job as a tour guide on Phu Quoc island to gain more information about the island before publishing a tourist book for travelers, which allowed him to earn more money. Then, he used that money to collect historical objects in Phu Quoc. After more than ten years of collecting, Hue began the construction of Coi Nguon Museum in 2006 and finished it in 2009.
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3. How to get to Coi Nguon Museum on your Phu Quoc trip?
Located on Tran Hung Dao Street, about 6 kilometers away from Dong Duong Town, Coi Nguon Museum can be easily reached from any part of the island. There are numerous means of transportation that tourists can choose from to move to this attraction, among which the two most popular are taxis and motorbikes. From the downtown, it will take you 20 – 30 minutes to get to Coi Nguon Museum, depending on traffic.
To get to Coi Nguon Museum, you should follow Hung Vuong Street to the end of the road. Turn right and continue going until you reach 30/4 Intersection. Turn left and follow Tran Hung Dao Street before turning left one more time at a junction. Go straight for about 20 meters and you will see the museum.
4. What to explore at Coi Nguon Museum in Phu Quoc?
Visiting Coi Nguon Museum, travelers will have an opportunity to admire four main collections with diverse themes displayed on different floors of the museum:
4.1. Collection of Phu Quoc’s sea and forest
Tourists can admire the collection of Phu Quoc’s sea and forest on the first floor of Coi Nguon Museum. This collection offers tourists a greater insight into the extremely diverse and rich ecosystem of the charming Phu Quoc island. The precious artifacts in this collection include 10 types of coral reefs, 90 types of sea snails and shellfish, 20 types of stalagmites, skeletons of whales, wild boar fangs and fossilized moss clusters, etc.
4.2. Collection of wood works from Phu Quoc primeval forests
Displayed on the second floor of Coi Nguon Museum, the collection of wood works impresses many visitors with a number of invaluable artifacts, such as fossilized timbers and more than 60 sets of attractive wooden tables and chairs, which are all masterpieces created over the years. Besides, slices of various native tree species in Phu Quoc primeval forest are also displayed in this collection.
4.3. Collection of ceramic, stone, porcelain, bronze, and fossilized wood
On the third floor, tourists can admire the collection of ceramic, stone, porcelain, bronze, and fossilized wood, which is considered the most impressive collection exhibited at Coi Nguon Museum. This collection consists of a wide variety of handcrafts imbued with the cultures of the Tran, Ly, Le, and Nguyen dynasties, which offer tourists a greater insight into the daily life of Phu Quoc’s people in the past.
4.4. Collection of items that represent traditional trades
On the fourth floor of Coi Nguon Museum, tourists can see more than 540 artifacts representing the traditional trades of Phu Quoc. Specifically, there are many tools for making fish sauce – one of the most famous Phu Quoc specialties. Besides, visitors also have an opportunity to admire fishing tools and many typical household items of the ancient people of Phu Quoc.
Besides Coi Nguon Museum, tourists should also visit other Phu Quoc tourist attractions, such as Ong Lang Beach, Duong Dong Market, Phu Quoc Prison, Long Beach, etc. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you visit VinWonders Phu Quoc. As the biggest theme park in Vietnam and a top attraction in Asia, VinWonders Phu Quoc is situated on the picturesque Bai Dai Beach. This park is located within the Phu Quoc United Center entertainment complex and has a total size of 46.7 hectares.
The massive theme park has six subdivisions inspired by 12 different world civilizations. It is packed with architectural works, outdoor and indoor entertainment centers, cool water slides, thrilling roller coasters, bustling shops, and a variety of restaurants. VinWonders Phu Quoc is an exciting place for families and travelers looking for a memorable trip to the island.
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Coi Nguon Museum is a not-to-be-missed attraction in Phu Quoc, exhibiting numerous antiques which date from the 15th to the early 20th century. If you are planning to spend your holiday on Phu Quoc pearl island, it is highly recommended that you visit this private museum.
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