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Con Phung Island Vietnam

Con Phung Island is part of Ben Tre Province and is across the Mekong River from My Tho. Located 12km by road from Ben Tre but just about 30 minutes by boat from My Tho, Con Phung Island is a place where visitors can see the holy land of the Coconut Congregation with its original architectural works as well as witness the simple way of life in Mekong Delta region.

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Con Phung Island is part of Ben Tre Province and is across the Mekong River from My Tho. Located 12km by road from Ben Tre but just about 30 minutes by boat from My Tho, Con Phung Island is a place where visitors can see the holy land of the Coconut Congregation with its original architectural works as well as witness the simple way of life in Mekong Delta region.

History
Con Phung Island also has another name as Dao Dua, which is derived from a monk who lived and meditated on the island for three years during which he ate nothing but coconuts. As a believer of archiving the reunification of Vietnam by peace, he founded his own sect and pray with his own region which was a bizarre mix of Christianity and Buddhism and called the Coconut Religion. Here remain the ruins of the 1500 square meter complex he built, including the platform with nine columns with dragon carvings where he used to meditate and congregate with his followers.

Tourists in Con Phung

Tourists in Con Phung

Con Phung is also called Tan Vinh island in Tan Thach commune, Chau Thanh district, Ben Tre. Con Phung Island is famous for being a land of fresh fruit gardens and beautiful natural scenery. Coming to Con Phung Island you will have a chance to ride a horse or sit on a boat to visit the whole island. Riding on a horse under the shadow of a hundred coconut trees and enjoy the local lifestyle will be an unforgettable memory. Lying and relaxing on a boat on the surface of the river, crossing many canals and ponds, you only need to take the camera out sometimes to capture some great moments.

One of the most attractive things in Con Phung that makes many tourists coming there is the cool space with fruit gardens change all year round such as durian, jackfruit, mango, banana, plum, cherry, etc. In addition to enjoying the fruits, you can also visit coconut candy companies to learn more about the interesting making candies process of local people such as rolling, cutting, wrapping, canning, etc.

Another spot that tourists cannot miss is visiting Dao Dua relic in an area of about 1,500m². Currently, this monument preserves the original architecture built from the time of Dao Dua - Nguyen Thanh Nam (1909-1990) with 9 dragons; Hoa Binh tower (Cuu Trung Dai).
In Con Phung Island, there are many outside activities for you to participate such as fishing, exploring the ancient southern house, and a culinary village. From Ho Chi Minh City, you can hire a motorbike or catch a bus to reach My Tho then go to “30/4 Tourism” Harbor to begin your Con Phung Island trip.

Thanh Van

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Con Phung Island Map

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