Nam Du Lighthouse – an attractive destination in ‘Maldives of Vietnam’

If you ask Nam Du travel experience from anyone who has visited this island, the name Nam Du lighthouse will always be mentioned as the mark of a paradise island. What could be more wonderful, when standing on the highest point of Nam Du, to enjoy the wild beauty that is brilliant here? For nearly two decades, Nam Du lighthouse has stood proudly on top of Hon Lon, welcoming countless ships and is the pride of the people of Nam Du.

Hai Dang Nam Du is proud of the blue sea

Hai Dang Nam Du proudly in the blue sea (Photo ST)

1. Introducing Nam Du lighthouse

Nam Du Lighthouse  – the name associated with Nam Du island by its meaning to many Nam Du people and fishermen in this sea.

Established in 2001, the lighthouse has welcomed and guided countless ships, ensuring maritime safety in Nam Du waters, and giving visitors the most comprehensive view of Nam Du Island.

The lighthouse is located on top of Hon Lon on Nam Du Island, An Son Commune, Kien Hai District, Kien Giang Province

The tallest lighthouse in Vietnam

The tallest lighthouse in Vietnam

2. Nam Du Lighthouse embraces full sea view

If you only have time to enjoy Nam Du a day, maybe only Nam Du lighthouse is worth it, because it is located on top of Hon Lon – the highest island in the Nam Du archipelago.

The lighthouse is 11.6m high, located on the top of a hill 308m above sea level, so it is considered the highest lighthouse in Vietnam.

Each lighthouse is a different architecture, shape and color. Thanks to that, the seafarers will know their boats are approaching closer to which island, which harbor to dock and signal when meeting a big storm, …

Nam Du is more beautiful when viewed from the lighthouse

Nam Du is more beautiful when viewed from the lighthouse (Photo ST)

This lighthouse not only plays an important role in shaping the position of boats, but it is also an attractive sightseeing destination.

The journey to Nam Du will be really flawed if you ignore Nam Du lighthouse, although the travel path is a bit far.

To get to Nam Du lighthouse from Hon Lon Island, you will have to cross 3 hills, walk about 2 hours, and to save time, you can catch a motorbike taxi or ride a motorbike by yourself. .

The road to Nam Du lighthouse, although it is winding, but the scenery on both sides of the road is peaceful, the forest trees spread out, the sound of birds singing behind the trees will make the road seem short, the peace promises. of Nam Du lighthouse welcomes the traveler who has not set foot on the lighthouse.

Road to Nam Du lighthouse

Road to Nam Du lighthouse (photo ST)

With the height overlooking the lighthouse, visitors can admire the panoramic beauty below in a wide range.

Especially, tourists who come to this place with the purpose of welcoming dawn in the early morning is a great choice. So it is not strange that many young people choose to set up tents at Nam Du lighthouse , just to have the opportunity to enjoy the sunrise or sunset on the island.

Panoramic view of Go beach from Nam Du lighthouse

Overview of Go Beach from Nam Du lighthouse (Photo ST)

The lighthouse is located quietly next to the Nam Du border post, up to the lighthouse, overlooking the far away, the views of the entire Nam Du island sea appear vividly will make you overwhelmed.

From here, you can cover the entire islands of the Nam Du archipelago, spreading a vast array of greenery, sparkling white beaches of long sandy beaches, amidst the endless sea of ​​the region. Gulf of Thailand.

See fishing boats from the lighthouse

See the fishing boats from the lighthouse (photo ST)

The sea and islands of the country appear both majestic and gentle, along with a quiet space where only the sound of wind blowing, ripple sound and the sea reaching each rocky rapids, stretching sand banks.

A feeling of tranquility, peace and relaxation lulls people.

Delighted check-in on the lighthouse

Delight to check-in on the lighthouse (Photo ST)

With travelers Nam Du and look to the lighthouse, perhaps a moment to look each light of a new day of incandescent light both the Gulf of Thailand from the lighthouse South Sit on tops lighthouse Nam Du will be moments unforgettable .

3. Resting on Nam Du Island

Tourists can rest at some motels and hotels near the island such as:

  • Royal Guesthouse Nam Du Island

Address: Bai Chat, Nam Du Island, An Son Commune, Kien Hai District, Kien Giang

  • Tuan Thao Guesthouse

Address: Bai Ground, Cu Tron Hamlet, An Son Commune, Kien Hai, Kien Giang, Nam Du

  • Nam Du homestay

Address: An Son, Kien Hai, Kien Giang

  • Thao Thuong Camp homestay Nam Du

Address: Nam Du, Kien Hai, Kien Giang

  • Khang Vy Guest House

Address: An Son, Kien Hai, Kien Giang

How to move to Nam Du lighthouse

If you are in the south and want to go to Nam Du lighthouse , just go to Rach Gia, then buy a ticket at Rach Gia Port – Kien Giang by speedboat to Cu Tron Port – Hon Lon.

Previously, tourists in the North often took direct flights to Phu Quoc, so if they wanted to go to Nam Du, they would face many obstacles. To travel to the South for 2 days of tourism, it will take up to 4 days including the total time, only the resting time in Rach Gia is 2 nights. However, nowadays thanks to the high-speed train in operation, it is not difficult to go from Phu Quoc to the lighthouse in Nam Du.

Experience in Nam Du lighthouse every day high-speed train will start at 8:00, so you need to take advantage of the time to wake up early to depart at 6:30 to avoid missed schedule. 
Nam Du Lighthouse - how to moveHow to move to Nam Du lighthouse


Admire the beauty of Nam Du lighthouse

If you only have 1 day to admire all of Nam Du, perhaps the only delicious option to visit the lighthouse on Nam Du Island will not disappoint you. Because this lighthouse is located on top of Hon Lon – the highest island in Nam Du. Standing on this, you can see the panoramic view of the beautiful island from afar. 
Nam Du Lighthouse - Beautiful sunsetAdmire the beauty of Nam Du lighthouse

Each lighthouse at Nam Du has a different architecture and shape. From these differences, fishermen will easily recognize which island their boat is near to signal in urgent situations. The lighthouse in Nam Du not only has great significance in helping ships determine the direction and position, but also is a famous place that attracts many tourists.
Nam Du Lighthouse - beautiful virtual lifeBeautiful virtual life at Nam Du lighthouse. Photo: vietfuntravel

While standing at the top of the lighthouse, you can fully admire the charming view of the archipelago. Large and small islands are constantly appearing in front of your eyes, surrounded by green forests, below are boats and boats catching seafood, … a very peaceful scene. In particular, do not ignore the wonderful feeling of extending your arms, standing on high to enjoy the feeling of the entire Nam Du archipelago in your heart. You will remember it forever.
Nam Du Lighthouse - an attractive destination for touristsAdmire the sunset from Nam Du lighthouse

One thing that you should not miss is the sunrise on Nam Du lighthouse . The first rays of a new day shine on the sea surface, emitting sparkling lights between undulating waves. The air at this time is incredibly fresh. Take advantage of this moment to take a breath and listen to the song of the wind, surely all fatigue and stress in life will immediately disappear.
Nam Du Lighthouse - a virtual living place in Nam DuNam Du Lighthouse attracts tourists to visit


What to eat for Nam Du lighthouse tourism?

What is Nam Du Lighthouse ? Traveling to the lighthouse, you should not miss the fresh and delicious seafood of this archipelago such as shrimp, fish, squid, crab … just caught, so it is very fresh and sweet. In addition, the most famous specialty here is the green bone fish dish. This fish has a few bones, white meat, clearly perceives the sweet taste, suitable for frying, baking … especially the grilled banana is even more attractive.
Nam Du Lighthouse - enjoy seafoodEnjoy all kinds of seafood when coming to Nam Du lighthouse

The most popular drink on the island is tamarind ice. Walking around Nam Du Island, you will easily smell the fragrant tamarind scent emanating from the shops. If you like the taste of it, you can buy a few jars of tamarind juice to make your own cool tamarind ice to enjoy and treat the whole family. In Nam Du, coconut water is also sold a lot, while visiting the lighthouse on Nam Du Island you can drink a glass of fresh sweet coconut water for a refreshing drink. At the end of the trip, you can visit the local market to buy dried seafood as a gift and put it away.


Nam Du Lighthouse is an ideal destination that you should not miss when you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful island of Phu Quoc. Hopefully, with the above useful information sharing above, it will make your trip enjoyable and more memorable.

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