In Phu Quoc, there is an extremely famous spiritual tourist destination, which many tourists find is Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc. So what is it about this place that attracts so many tourists? Let's find out right here!
Discover the attractions of Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc
1. Introducing Phu Quoc Uncle's Palace
1.1 Geographical location
Uncle's Palace is a famous Phu Quoc tourist destination located 200m west of Duong Dong town center. Because birth is located right on a cliff, facing the sea, at the mouth of Duong Dong river, the palace has fresh air, cool and beautiful style.
Address of Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc is Quarter 2, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province.
1.2 History of formation Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc Duong Dong
According to historical records, Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc was built in 1937. The palace was remodeled once in 1997. However, there are also sources that say this palace is even older than that. . It is possible that Uncle's Palace was built in the 17th century.
1.3 The ancient architecture of Uncle's Palace
The entire architectural work of Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc is located on a cliff. To get to the Palace, people build a small stone bridge with 29 steps, surrounded by a cement wall connecting from the sandy shore to Uncle's Palace.
Gate to Phu Quoc Uncle's Palace (Source: yune_huynh)
Above is a picture of Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc from the front. The main door of the palace faces the East facing the sea. The space of the palace is quite large, dignified and beautifully decorated. This is a place to worship God with Mr. Tai and Mr. Quy.
People here think that the reason they worship God and the two boys is because they believe that they will bring good luck and protection to the lives of fishermen in Ham Ninh fishing village.
The materials used to build Uncle's Palace are quite modern and solid. As a result, this neo-construction building feels like a miniature fortress. Surrounded by rolling rapids.
If you go to Uncle's Palace to visit, you can see on the ledge growing a tall tree with a wide green canopy. This is a Sop tree that has a lifespan of nearly 100 years and always reaches out to welcome the sun and wind and goes along with Uncle's Palace.
1.4 Scenery around Uncle's Palace
In general, Uncle's Palace has many features reminiscent of temples and pagodas in the North. For example, a pillar gate with a curved boat-shaped eaves or a red tile roof. Many tourists visiting were very impressed by the image of Phu Quoc Uncle's Palace with this special architecture.
In addition, on the roof of the palace, there is also the image of "two dragons adoring the moon".
Going deep to explore inside the palace, you can see that the palace is decorated extremely elaborately and splendidly. The front porch of the palace is paved with clean ceramic tiles. On the top is a large letter-shaped diaphragm with prominent national language inscriptions. On both sides of the wall are pictures of vividly decorated flower branches along with a pair of couplets:
“Tọa đại thạch đầu quy danh hiển
Vạn cổ anh linh thông tứ hải”
The meaning of this couplet can be understood as follows: "Uncle's Palace lies on the top of a cliff like the head of a tortoise, the reputation of Uncle's Palace is famous throughout the four worlds".
Front view of Uncle's Palace (Source: yune_huynh)
Full image of Uncle's Palace seen from the front (Source: charminghanoi_phuquoc)
Thanks to its special geographical location, the natural scenery at Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc is not only beautiful but also very cool and fresh. During the four seasons, the sea breeze blows in here. Surrounded by waves crashing when strong and weak, creating an ancient mossy feature.
Visitors come to Uncle's Palace not only to visit, pray for luck and peace, but also like to go along the coast to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere here.
This place is completely located on the cliff of Uncle's Palace cape (Source: Phongnh169).
In Uncle's Palace area, in the dry season is the time when the waves are strongest due to the influence of the northeast monsoon. In the rainy season, it rains a lot and is influenced by the southwest wind. However, in this season, there are also sunny days, calm waves, high blue sky, fresh and cool air.
1.5 Thrilling Legend of Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc
There are many legends handed down in connection with the legend of Phu Quoc Uncle's Palace. Since ancient times, the people living in this area have relied on fishing to go to the sea to fish. Therefore, they often have to deal with big waves, high winds, and dangers lurking. The life of the people of the fishing village is not known until tomorrow.
Until one day, a group of boats from the fishing village had to go out to sea to fish far from the shore. However, the boat still did not return. Their family members are extremely worried. At this time, on the beach, suddenly appeared a high cliff. A few days later, the fleet also returned.
According to what the fishermen on the boat told, they were disoriented due to the dense fog outside. It wasn't until they saw the high cliff that they determined the direction and found their way to the shore.
Therefore, the people here believe that this cliff is a good omen for them. So the elders in the village mobilized everyone to build a shrine on that cliff. After so many years, the temple was gradually expanded, remodeled and looked like it is now.
Initially, Uncle's Palace only worshiped the god Long Vuong. However, later worshiped both of them - the god who had the merit of protecting the fishermen here. Moreover, they also teach fishermen how to work and go to the sea.
In addition to this legend, there are still many other legends related to Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc. Each legend and legend makes Uncle's Palace even more mysterious.
In some respects, Uncle's Palace is also a form of Mother worship in the South. And according to Southern people's beliefs about mother worship, they don't care too much about how the gods come from.
2. What festival is there in Uncle's Palace?
Every year, Uncle's Palace festival is held here. The festival takes place on October 15 and 16 of the lunar calendar. This is an important occasion for people to pray for favorable weather and rain, and hope that God and the two boys will protect them and help them have a favorable year with a boat full of fish and shrimp.
The festival is held very large and vibrant, attracting tourists from all over the world to participate.
The festival scene at Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc (Source: collectibles)
3. What to eat at Uncle's Palace night market?
Coming to Uncle's Palace, do not forget to visit the night market here. Similar to Phu Quoc Night Market, there are many delicious dishes and typical products such as grilled banana cake, Thai ice cream roll, grilled seafood, ...
In addition, coming to Uncle's Palace night market, you also have the opportunity to learn more about the lives of indigenous people. Besides, at the market, there are many meaningful souvenirs that can be bought as gifts.
Gate to Uncle's Palace night market in Phu Quoc (Source: yoshiakim4)
Busy scene at Uncle's Palace night market (Source: yoshiakim4)
Shops selling seafood dishes at Uncle's Palace market, Phu Quoc (Source: angingon)
The food at Uncle's Palace night market in Phu Quoc is very rich (Source: yoshiakim4)
Every day Uncle's Palace night market opens from 19:00 and closes at 23:00. During the fair, the atmosphere was very lively and busy.
4. Note when visiting Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc
Since this is a sacred place for people in Phu Quoc, please note a few points to make the tour complete and contribute to preserving the culture of this place.
4.1. Time visit Uncles's Palace
- Opening hours: 7:00am - 8:30pm daily
- Ticket price: free
4.2. Rules when entering Phu Quoc Uncle's Palace
- No filming or taking photos inside the palace.
- Do not litter indiscriminately or write / draw graffiti anywhere in Uncle's Palace.
- Visitors pay attention to dress neatly and politely according to regulations.
- Maintain a calm and polite attitude. Avoid raising your voice or insulting the people people worship.
It can be said that Uncle's Palace is really a great spiritual tourist destination for those who do not know what Phu Quoc has to offer. Surely, when coming to Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the legend of Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc and visit this ancient architectural work. If you have time, you should come on the occasion of the festival to discover the excitement and characteristics of this festival.