Dinh cau temple


Conveniently located in Duong Dong Town - the heart of Phu Quoc Island, Dinh 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

Dinh Cau temple, which was built in the 17th century, owns a chất lượng location of a majestic rock 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 rock blocks in monstrous shapes that can make the human imagination run wild.

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

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


Dinh Cau Temple

Cau temple is dedicated to lớn the goddess of the sea (Thien Hau in Vietnamese) who is a Chinese-origin Lord & 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 tuy vậy reign on Meizhou Island, 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 & guiding boats lớn 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 and support troubled ships khổng lồ a safe shelter.

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What you can see in Dinh 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 and 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 white 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 màu sắc of the sunlight on the late daytime embellishes silver high waves.


Sunset at Dinh Cau Cape

After reaching the foot of the stone edge, visitors will walk 29 steps lớn set foot on the temple that worships the deity who always controls the sea và guide fishermen và their vessels out of storms. That’s the reason why fishermen frequently come here lớn pray for a peaceful and successful trip. From Cau temple, travelers can close their eyes, listen to lớn the waves roaring or contemplate a beautiful sparkling sky on the water surface. Looking khổng lồ 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 và far away. The sunset is the time for squid-catching boats to lớn start working. Dozens of lights twinkling on the sea, making a fanciful scene. Annually, on the big festivals và Lunar New Year, many local people và fishermen band at the temple lớn pray và burn incense sticks, especially on Dinh Cau festival that takes place at the 15th và 16th day of the October, according khổng lồ the Lunar calendar.

Insider tips

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

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

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

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

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