Con Vanh island, Thai Binh, is considered the gateway of tourism to the Gulf of Tonkin with the beautiful beaches stretching along with the slopes of sand, meeting the criteria for a weekend trip to the beach.
Con Vanh island is an alluvial ground of 2,000ha with the relatively flat terrain, with mangrove conservation area – a destination of rare birds such as spoonbills, pelicans, gulls… Every year, Con Vanh attracts a lot of visitors who are researchers, tourists to visit.
Con Vanh is in Tien Hai District, Thai Binh, 140 km from Hanoi. On the map of tourism of the Gulf of Tonkin, Con Vanh is located in the central, not very far from Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh) and Cat Ba (Hai Phong), close to the beaches in Nam Dinh. If you are a backpackers, this one of the most beautiful Sea dunes in the North will certainly be an interesting destination for you.
A special feature of Con Vanh island is the smooth sand stretching. You can go very far to swim in the morning while the water is only chested high. However, the waves are quite large, so you can plunge into the water to feel the strength of the sea and nature. The green casuarina rows would also be an ideal place for guests who are interested in taking photos.
One of the fun when traveling to Con Vanh is the feeling of riding waves, watching the sea at night, immersing in nature and enjoying the smell and taste of the wind carrying the salty taste of the sea. In addition, you can organize group games such as fishing, windsurfing, volleyball or barbecue on the beach with your friends or relative who a the same desire.
Con Vanh island is relatively unspoiled, the households on the island have not assembled the national grid, instead, they use the generators and stop at 10 pm. However, you do not worry about the heat because the wind is so cool at night that you still feel comfortable without using fans.
Located in Red River delta’s Biosphere Reserve area recognized by UNESCO, Con Vanh is favored with rich and relatively pure mangrove ecosystems. You will be lost in the world of species of birds, rare marine stock, untouched mangrove forests. Con Vanh specialties are the seafood such as shrimp, crab, fish, fresh squid sold as soon as the fishing boats return from offshore, serving tourists to buy as a gift.
Con Vanh island attracts tourists in all four seasons. However, if you want to enjoy yourself in the lives of local residents, you should learn carefully to visit Con Vanh at the time of festivals with attractive activities such as folk games: walking on stilts, performing brass , drums, rowing, fishing, beach volleyball, camping … In addition, you can also visit Ba Lat lighthouse, where you can observe the beauty of Con Vanh sea from above.
Con Vanh Island is suitable for a two-day trip. However, if you have more time, you should visit the nearby interesting places such as Con Den beach (Thai Thuy district), where is named the most beautiful Northern Sea dunes; Dong Chau marine ecotourism destinations (7km from Con Vanh ) and famous landmarks such as Keo Pagoda, Mau Doi temple, Tien La.
With the quiet and peaceful homeland of rice of Thai Binh, the birth Con Den is a particularly important highlight waking up the tourism potential of the “homeland of 5 tons”. Con Vanh Island, together with Dong Chau tourist site, festival tourist attractions such as Keo Pagoda, the relics of Tran, Don Bang Temple, Tien La Temple, Bach Thuan, Minh Lang craft villages…, will become important factors in the system of attractive tourist routes in Thai Binh province.