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Con Au islet a picturesque getaway

Update: March, 13/2015 - 09:10

Located in Cai Rang District, the 130ha island is surrounded by ban (Sonneratia pagatpat), a kind of tree that grows in wetlands. — wikimapia.org

CAN THO (VNS) — With its fruit trees and pristine and quiet setting, Con Au in the Cuu Long (Mekong) city of Can Tho is considered the most beautiful islet in the Hau River, a tribute of the Mekong.

Located in Cai Rang District, the 130ha island is surrounded by ban (Sonneratia pagatpat), a kind of tree that grows in wetlands.

Inside are orchards with various kinds of fruits and vegetable farms.

The islet's roads are cool under the fruit trees that line them.

Around 70 families, mostly farmers, live on the islet. Most locals begin their morning very early to harvest their vegetables and fruits before taking them to Can Tho Market to sell.

The islet is home to the 30ha Phu Sa eco-tourism area, an ideal place for weekend relaxation. Here, visitors can sit on small boats and course among ban trees, fish, and taste unique dishes made from ban fruits like ban sour and sweet soup.

Con Au is about 1km from Ninh Kieu Wharf in Can Tho, and it takes 10 minutes to get there by boat. — VNS

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