The Coi Nguon Museum opened in April 2009 and over 5 storeys tell the story of Phu Quoc Island’s history. It is worth an hour of your time to get an idea of the island’s recent historical perspective. It is a small family-run affair and as such deserves patronage. The museum is situated about midway between Novotel Phu Quoc Resort and the main city of Duong Dong.
There are some interesting exhibits in the museum, including dozens of precious timber artifacts that are hundreds of years old. There is also the wooden boat of national hero Nguyen Trung Truc who used to gather food from vessels sunk by the French army in 1868.
Some of the older exhibits are quite valuable including a set of 50 stone axes, 30 folk art pieces and 300 important writings in Vietnamese, English and French regarding the land and people of Phu Quoc Island.