Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Ham Ninh Fishing Village – one of the oldest fishing villages in Vietnam still remains wild, simple and peaceful. Besides spending time on the beaches with soft white sands and clear water, tourists should not miss immersing in the local life of this traditional fishing village. Enjoying the beautiful sights, calming yourself and tasting the freshest seafood dishes are great things to do in Phu Quoc Island.

General information about Ham Ninh Fishing Village

Location: At the foot of Ham Ninh Mountain, Ham Ninh Commune, Phu Quoc Island District, Kien Giang Province. It is about 14 km from Duong Dong Commune-level Town, CLICK HERE to see the location of the fishing village.

The hidden beauty

The blend of simple houses, blue sky, clear water, green coconut trees makes the fishing village spectacular. Here people earn their livings from fishing. Stilt houses of the traditional village have experienced storms and many changes through hundreds of years. The long Bai Vong pier bridge, lined with boats and floating seafood stores and restaurants is one of the highlights of the village.

Local life in Ham Ninh Fishing Village

According to a fisherman, life has been difficult on the island because there may be bad weather and they could not go fishing. When more and more tourists know about the village, fishermen open seafood stores and restaurants along the bridge pier. The indigenous and friendly fishermen are not as well-trained as the staff in luxurious restaurants and stores in big cities, they make tourists feel comfortable and warm.

Children run around the village and are excited on seeing tourists. Some sell specialty foods or souvenirs such as dried starfishes and sea snail shells.

A boy brings a basket of dried starfishes and try to sell these souvenirs to tourists - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

A boy brings a basket of dried starfishes and tries to sell these souvenirs to tourists.

What is the best time to visit Ham Ninh Fishing Village?

The best time to visit Phu Quoc, as well as the fishing village, is the dry season from the end of October to March. During this period, the water is calm, it is cool and there is less rain. In July and August, the rain is heavy in the island so that tourists can not enjoy the island at its best.

 

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Top things to do at Ham Ninh Fishing Village?

Enjoy the sunrise and sunset

Dinh Cau and Ham Ninh Village are two top places to enjoy the sunset in Phu Quoc. At sunset, Ham Ninh Village turns into a masterpiece of Nature, it looks a fantastic painting. The red sun is similar to an orange and the whole sky becomes red. The cool weather and the peaceful sight make visitors calm themselves and enjoy life at its best. It is also a perfect time to enjoy your meals with great seafood dishes at local restaurants.

At sunrise, visitors can not only enjoy the magnificent sight but also the fresh air and the smell of the sea. Visitors can see the hustle and bustle pier where fishermen return to the island after catching fishes.

Walk on Ham Ninh pier bride

The lovely long pier bridge is lined with small boats, floating seafood stores and restaurants. Walking on the bride, seeing the waves splashing, boats bobbing on the water, vendors and customers selling and buying seafood are worth doing at the village.

A family on Bai Vong pier bridge - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

A family on Bai Vong pier bridge.

See live seafood at stalls and restaurants

Dozens of species of fishes and shellfishes are kept live in big plastic bowls. Ocean crabs, fishes, snails, scallops, mussels, shrimps, lobsters, squids, sea urchins are abundant at floating stores and restaurants along the pier bridge. Many tourists like to choose, buy, have seafood cooked and bring them to their hotels.

Plastic bowls of live seafood - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Plastic bowls of live seafood.

Scallops and blood cockles - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Scallops and blood cockles.

Ocean crabs - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Ocean crabs in Phu Quoc are not as big as ocean crabs in other regions of Vietnam but their meat is firm, sweet-tasty and sweet-smelling.

Sea urchins - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Sea urchins.

Lobsters - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Lobsters.

Scallops (Mimachlamys nobilis) - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Scallops (Mimachlamys nobilis).

Sweet snail - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Sweet snails.

Squids - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Squids.

Eat amazing foods from fresh seafood

At Ham Ninh Fishing Village, customers can choose seafood and request chefs cook seafood at their wishes. Top foods at Ham Ninh Fishing Village are as follows:

Boiled crabs.

Boiled ocean crabs.

Steamed squid with green onion is tender and a little crunchy - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Steamed squid with green onion is tender and a little crunchy.

Grilled sea urchins with green onions and scallion oil - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Grilled sea urchins with green onions and scallion oil is greasy, buttery, and sweet tasty.

Grilled oysters, Atrina seminuda (Sò mai), Vasticardium elongatum (Sò dương), Anadara kagoshimensis (Sò lông) with chopped green onion, oil and peanuts - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Grilled oysters, Atrina seminuda (Sò mai), Vasticardium elongatum (Sò dương), Anadara kagoshimensis (Sò lông) with chopped green onion, oil and peanuts.

Grilled garlic snails and scallops (Mimachlamys nobilis) with green onions and oil - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Grilled garlic snails and scallops (Mimachlamys nobilis) with green onions and oil.

Grilled lobsters - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Grilled lobsters.

Stir-fried blood cockle with tamarind sauce - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Stir-fried blood cockle with tamarind sauce.

Grilled sweet snail (Babylonia areolata) - Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province

Grilled sweet snail (Babylonia areolata).

Buy souvenir and specialty foods

At stores in the fishing village, tourists can buy souvenirs made from shells of snails, scallops, starfishes, pearls. Dried fishes, shrimps, squids, fish sauce, etc.

Dried shrimps in Phu Quoc

Dried shrimps can be eaten as a snack or used to cook soups, salads and stir-fries.

After grilling Dried squids with alcohol for a while, they shred the tough and smelling squids into strips which are usually eaten while drinking beers.

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