lang chai ham ninh
lang chai ham ninh

Ham Ninh fishing village is one of the rustic and oldest communities in Vietnam. It has an idyllic and unique beauty with thatched houses, which makes you find it hard to resist. Visiting Ham Ninh, you can paddle the unique basket boat to go fishing or squid fishing. So exciting!

Ham Ninh fishing village has become an indispensable destination for many tourists, and if you miss Ham Ninh when traveling to Phu Quoc island, you will regret it for the rest of your life. This place has a lot of affordable seafood dishes. Besides, there are many fantastic activities which bring an enjoyable vacation for you.

Let’s start exploring this great tourist destination!

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                                                             A beautiful landscape at Ham Ninh

Do You Know The Location Of Ham Ninh?

Ham Ninh Fishing Village is located at the foot of Ham Ninh Mountain, Phu Quoc District. From Dong Duong town, you can go northeast about 16 kilometers to Ham Ninh. You can see some beautiful places such as Private Islands, Nghe Island, and Ong Doi cape from Ham Ninh beach.

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                                                           Fish Catching

Way To Get To Ham Ninh Fishing Village

How to get to Ham Ninh fishing village? To reach Ham Ninh, you have to go to Phu Quoc Island. I recommend two routes:

  • First, you can book flights from Ho Chi Minh or Ha Noi, Hai Phong, to Phu Quoc. These flights may only take about 1 – 2 hours to Phu Quoc. And you don’t forget to book an early morning or noon flights because these are much more affordable.
  • Second, you can take the high-speed boat from Rach Gia or Ha Tien to Phu Quoc. There are two boats per day at 8h am, and 8h45 am with the price of VND 340,000/person for a ticket.

I recommend that you should rent a motorbike to move to Phu Quoc Island. You can go everywhere just by renting a motorbike for 100,000 VND / day.

Some Diverting Activities

What are the exciting activities you can join in Ham Ninh? I can list a lot. Firstly, you can visit Pearl Farm village where you can find some great pearls and believe me, and nothing is greater than giving them to your relatives as a gift. Phu Quoc island is called Pearl island, so that you can buy pearls at affordable prices.

Secondly, don’t miss watching gorgeous dawn and sunset on bamboo bridges. It will bring you an exciting and romantic feeling. Many people have confessed to their partner on these bridges during the sunset. Do you like it?

some diverting activities
                                                            Fresh seafood

Thirdly, you can contact with boat owners then act as a fisherman to go fishing with the natives. It is a very interesting experience when you can taste the seafood you catch. Believe me, that feeling is great! I was lucky to find a sea crab, and now I still remember how happy I was!

Last but not least, one of the interesting activities when visiting Ham Ninh is watching corals under the sea. The coral reefs in Ham Ninh are magnificent and are the “home” of many species such as starfish, sea urchins, angelfish, sea cucumbers, anemones, jellyfish.

Besides, you also find pearls and sea cucumbers if you are a lucky man. I advise you to choose a scuba diving service with guides because it is safe. But you can explore coral reefs, seabed without guides as a real fisherman.

Such a great experience! The life in Ham Ninh fishing village is not boring as many people think.

Some specialties

There are many specialties dishes grilled sea urchin with onions, crab soup, herring salad, and grilled snail.

I want to recommend to you some very delicious restaurants.

  • “Nha Be Tinh Bien” has friendly waiters.
  • “Gio Bien” is famous for grilled urchins.

If you want to cook for yourself, you can buy fresh seafood with low prices in the boat market. There are many kinds of seafood which are sold on the boat such as crabs, snails, urchin. It’s not like other seafood markets elsewhere. So you should find a boat to go around and buy something.

Note Before Starting A Trip To Ham Ninh Fishing Village

According to my experience, you should travel to Ham Ninh from October to March of the following year. At this time, the seafood is very big in size and delicious to eat. Moreover, you should avoid July and August because this is a stormy period.

I recommend you use a motorbike to moving in your journey because it is convenient and affordable. At the airport, there are many stores for long-term motorbike rental. Don’s forget to ask the price, rental period, and restrictions before signing a contract. And you should check the quality of motorbike and fuel tanks because there are many old motorbikes with poor quality. It will affect your safety during the trip, so check it carefully.


Ham Ninh fishing village is an excellent place for visitors who love the sea. You will be impressed by the stunning and peaceful beaches as well as the basket boats and beautiful cottages of this village. Especially, you can not miss the sunrise and sunset at Ham Ninh because it is a unique sight. Seafood in Ham Ninh is delicious and unforgettable. Trust me! You should arrange your vacation to come here once.


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