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Shopping in Phu Quoc

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Shopping in Phu Quoc

Hi, i wanted to know if i will be able to do some last minute shopping on the island before i head back home? i was looking for silk small handbags, ladies wallets etc... or do i have to buy it from HCMC which is beginning of our trip? i will be heading to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap after HCMC,

will it be better to purchase them things from either PP or SP?

Also i was looking to buy Phu Quoc Pepper, any ideas as to which ones they are, what i should i be looking for and where to purchase it?

lastly.... i've read somewhere on TA about concentrated Passion Juice, where can i buy this from, i would like to bring some back home?

it would be a great help!

Thank you in advance!

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1. Re: Shopping in Phu Quoc

I’m not a shopper myself so I didn’t go and discover any shops as such while in Phu Quoc – but in town at Duong Dong they do have a night market selling seafood and other tourist bits and bobs, jewellery, wooden articles, etc. and they were also selling pepper when we were there. They sell lots of pearls at the night market – just make sure you’re buying the real thing. They like to burn them with a lighter to try and convince you what you’re buying is not fake.

Really there isn’t a lot of shopping to be done here so if there’s anything that you specifically want I wouldn’t rely on Phu Quoc.

I believe the passionfruit concentrate can be found in Dalat, members will be able to tell you other places as well.


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2. Re: Shopping in Phu Quoc

The old market in Siem Reap or Russian Market in Pnomh Penh ate best.Not really any shopping on Phu Quoc.

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There is not much to buy on PQ island. Pearls, pepper and coffee are the main things. The Main Street and markets were quite disappointing IMHO. PQ is not the place to go for shopping and best to buy in hcmc or other markets in vietnam. We went to a pepper farm on a day trip we organised with a taxi. There was pepper and coffee available to buy at the farm. PQ is a great place to relax.

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4. Re: Shopping in Phu Quoc

In fact, Phu Quoc is best known for fish sauce and pepper. Recently it has pearls on the list, dont buy in the Duong Dong night market though. Go to the two foreign own farms (by Australians and Japanese I think) on the way south of the town.

Matthew Duong.

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5. Re: Shopping in Phu Quoc


In fact, Phu Quoc is best known for fish sauce and pepper


But don't try taking fish sauce on the aircraft....they will take it off you. But generally Phu Quoc isn't about shopping. Try HCMC.

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6. Re: Shopping in Phu Quoc

Thanks everyone for the info, much appreciated.


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