Coi Nguon Museum is a unique tourist destination in Phu Quoc. It is considered to be preserving the soul of the pearl island with more than 2,600 artifacts of all kinds. Here, you have an opportunity to enjoy the antique display space and explore the history of cultural heritage that represents the harmonization between Vietnamese ethnic groups.
1. About Coi Nguon Museum in Phu Quoc
Coi Nguon Museum is located at No. 149, Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc. As a prominent sightseeing hotspot on the pearl island, it is not hard for tourists from all over the world to get to this attraction. From Phu Quoc Airport, you can easily travel to Coi Nguon Museum by cars or motorbikes as it is only 7 kilometers away to the south.
Coi Nguon Phu Quoc Museum was established in 2009 by Huynh Phuoc Hue, who is a businessman, tour guide, and archaeologist. The museum was built with the aim of only preserving the long-standing cultural values of the nation but also developing Phu Quoc’s tourism industry.
Now, after 11 years of operation, Coi Nguon Museum has proved its attractiveness and become the pride of the people of Phu Quoc. The museum has over 3000 precious artifacts that date back to thousands of years ago.
Coming to Coi Nguon Museum, visitors will have a general view of a hundred-year-old Phu Quoc. The entire natural and social history of the pearl island is displayed in a five-floor construction located peacefully on the gentle hillside of Duong Dong Town. The museum is designed to create a harmonious space with the poetic and majestic landscape.
2. The prominent features of Coi Nguon Museum
In a total area of more than 1,200 square meters, each floor of the museum is decorated and used to display artifacts based on various themes.
2.1. A collection of ceramic, stone, porcelain, bronze, and fossil wood
Here, there is a collection of 2,645 ceramic, stone, porcelain, bronze, and wooden artifacts in the main gallery. The artifacts, dating from the 15th century BC to the feudal age, boldly bear the imprint of Vietnamese culture.
One of the most attractive collections here is the display of antiquities recovered from shipwrecks on the east coast of Phu Quoc. They are mostly Thai ceramics dating from the 15th to 17th century, including various types of bowls and jars. These artifacts prove that even in the very early days, the pearl island had international trade activities by sea.
2.2. A collection of Phu Quoc's ecosystem
Coi Nguon Museum is also home to a collection of ecological artifacts, with more than 10 types of coral, 20 fragments of sea cow bones and whales, wild boar fangs, 20 fossil mosses, and 90 types of snails and scallops. The collection of Phu Quoc's ecosystem is the clear proof of the favor that nature has given to this pearl island.
2.3. A collection of wooden works from Phu Quoc's primeval forests
At the fossil wood gallery, a highlight is the fossil wood originating from primeval forests during the Triassic and Jurassic age (about 138 - 208 million years ago). After the impact of a volcanic eruption, these logs were buried in lava and gradually formed into a solid block-like rock.
At the display area for all kinds of wood in Phu Quoc, visitors can learn more about the precious first-class and second-class primeval forests in Vietnam. Phu Quoc’s forest area accounts for 70% of the island's total area, with an extremely diverse ecosystem.
2.4. A collection of items that represent traditional trade activities
On the 5th floor of Coi Nguon Museum, there is a collection of local traditional trade items, with more than 100 artifacts that show the many periods of Phu Quoc's development history. All these artifacts will tell visitors about the life, custom, and culture of the people of Phu Quoc. This collection also displays the history of exploration and development of the pearl island.
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3. The guide for a visit to Coi Nguon Museum in your Phu Quoc trip
Coi Nguon Museum is an ideal destination that you should not miss out on when visiting the pearl island. To have a flawless trip here, you should take note of the following tips:
3.1. Specific directions to the museum
Coi Nguon Museum in Phu Quoc is only 6 kilometers away from Duong Dong Town, so it only takes about 20 minutes for visitors to reach this destination. You can choose to travel by various means of transportation, such as cars, motorbikes, or bicycles. From Duong Dong Town, go along Hung Vuong Street to the end then turn right onto DT47 road. Go to the 30/4 intersection then turn left onto Tran Hung Dao Street. Go to Tran Hung Dao junction then turn left to reach Coi Nguon Museum.
3.2. Opening hours and ticket price updated in 2022
Coi Nguon Museum is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm daily and all year round. Tickets are sold directly at the entrance. Currently, the ticket price to visit Coi Nguon Museum is VND 20,000.
3.3. Recommended place to stay during the trip
More and more tourists are visiting the Coi Nguon Museum, making it an increasingly preferred tourist destination on the pearl island. There are also many other Phu Quoc attractions, such as Starfish Beach, Cape Ganh Dau, Mong Tay Island, etc. They are all very famous and highly appreciated by many tourists.
While you are in Phu Quoc, it is recommended that you stay at the hotel and resort system of Vinpearl Phu Quoc to conveniently explore Coi Nguon Museum and other cultural and historical destinations, such as Phu Quoc Prison. Besides, tourists should not miss out on VinWonders Phu Quoc, Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc, Grand World Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc Night Market, etc.
To conveniently travel to different tourist destinations, choosing a good location to stay is highly recommended. Currently, Vinpearl Phu Quoc ranks as a top luxury resort with comfortable services and impressive spaces. Located on Bai Dai, one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, Vinpearl was built to become a high-class resort with 5-star facilities. Coming here, visitors will surely be satisfied with the wonderful scenery and services, and free to explore a romantic and gentle Phu Quoc.
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Phu Quoc's Coi Nguon Museum has been staying true to its name (the Museum of Origin), which reminds the locals and tourists of irreplaceable cultural and historical values. Coming here, you will surely have a memorable and satisfying time on this beautiful island.