Experience the peaceful charm of Con Son

Experience the peaceful charm of Con Son
Con Son is ideal tourism destinations in Can Tho, situated in the Hau River, a tributary of the Mekong.   With…

Con Son is ideal tourism destinations in Can Tho, situated in the Hau River, a tributary of the Mekong.


With the area of about 71 ha, Con Son is attractive tourists with its beautiful landscapes, fresh air, fruit gardens laden with fruits, ancient houses, unique traditional Vietnamese folk music – Don Ca Tai Tu and delicious traditional southern cakes made by locals.


Con Son accommodates 79 households, whose residents enjoy a tranquil lifestyle amidst a network of canals and waterways that weave through the solid green of trees and tropical plants. Residents in Con Son make their earn living mainly by growing fruit trees such as longan and sapoche, or bee keeping, fishing and aquaculture.

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Foreign tourists enjoy Con Son islet

Con Son has emerged as a tourist destination thanks to its singular eco-tour offers, where tourists get to experience first-hand the taste of homemade traditional Vietnamese rice cakes, engage in sampan racing through the shadowy canals, and enjoy eating fresh fish caught by their own bare hands. Visiting Con Son, you will have an opportunity to discover many interesting things and have unforgettable moments.

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Tourists are guided baking

Another attraction in Con Son has many spacious and cool houses with Southern architectural characteristics. The front yard of these houses is the place of bonsai pots with various strange and interesting shapes. Houses in this place remain their ancient and untouched beauty. Mr. Tam’s house is a famous attraction in Con Son. This house is a typical model of southwestern houses. The house is furnished with ancient styles of pearl-carved altar, delicate tables and couches, along with other antique things. The house is surrounded by beautiful and strange bonsai.


Tourists enjoy Don Ca Tai Tu

Apart from discovering specialties as delicious traditional food, households make cakes, you have a chance to enjoy sweet melodies of Don Ca Tai Tu – a traditional music of Southern Vietnam in particular and of Vietnam in general. Beautiful vocals with unique melodies of Don Ca Tai Tu will bring a special Vietnamese cultural space to tourists.

Discovering cuisine in this place is one of indispensable things. Tourists can enjoy dishes of fish, shrimp, especially fried Tai Tuong fish dish. You will have the opportunity to get familiar with all funny and hospitable gardeners. They will invite you to taste coconut candies with its own special flavor going with tea.


Very attractive catching snakehead fish to grill

Once travelling in Con Son, you should not miss to visit some small facilities of producing coconut candy and other products made of coconut. The scents of these specialties appeal visitors to taste, admire and buy as gifts for family and friends. Coming here, visitors can see the process of making coconut candy by the manual method, buy crafts, and utensils made from coconut trees. In addition, currently, in Con Son, there is an area for sightseeing and restaurant chain with ancient architecture invested and built to meet the need of tourists. You will have the feeling of luxury, coziness and comfort.


And fruit gardens with laden fruits


Source:Quỳnh Mai