Con Bung Beach or also called Thanh Phu Beach is one of the beaches which still keep its wild beauty as original. Around 70km from Ben Tre city centre, Con Bung beach is the perfect choice for summer time with Mekong Delta region people.
Why it has the name Con Bung Beach?
As the story of local people talk about, the name Con Bung has thanks for the shape of the islet. When looking from the high place, the land looks as the land give out the main land to the sea. And, It looks like a form of land “Bung” so local people call it as this name. Con Bung has the beach seaside of 25km and windy as well as cover the wild and unique of this land.
How to get to Con Bung Beach?
Con Bung beach is in National Highway 57, belongs to Thanh Hai Commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province. It is about 70km from Ben Tre city.
The beach far from Ho Chi Minh city about 156km and take more than 3 hours on car to reach Thanh Phu Beach. For people in Binh Duong, or Dong Nai can travel as the following routes:
From National Highway No 1A to Tien Giang, after to Trung Luong Crossroad, let turn right to National Highway 60 and pass through Rach Mieu Bridge of Ben Tre Province, pass through Ham Luong Bridge to Mo Cay Nam town.
If you travel by car, the time will be shortened by travel on highway Ho Chi Minh – Trung Luong at National Highway No 1A – Huong Lo 2 or National Highway No 1A – Nguyen Van Linh. Then, travel till the end of the highway and turn left at crossroad of Trung Luong – Tien Giang.
Which activities in Con Bung Beach?
Every time the tide goes down, Con Bung beach shows three water lakes which local people call “hủng” mean hole. These lakes are created by the vortex of greys. In particular, the lake has shallow, clean sea water and no mud and snail carcasses. It is very suitable for those who do not know how to swim and young children to have fun.
With unspoiled natural beauty, deserted and bustling only on weekends or holidays. Thanh Phu Beach is an ideal destination for those who love to explore new differences. When reaching tours in Vietnam here, you can immerse yourself in the cool sea water, walk on the smooth sand and listen to the sound of the waves crashing in your ears to help dispel all the fatigue and worries of daily life.
From October and November of Lunar calendar, visitors travel to Con Bung beach will see a lot of snails with the length around a finger. When the waves hit the shore, they brought a lot of Viết snails. And when the water out of the shore, a ” Viết snail road” appears which give a very interesting looking.
If visitor travel on the festival time, you will be able to witness the bustling scene of people burning incense at Lang Ong at Thanh Phu beach (Con Bung beach). Most people come here to pray for a good year of rain, good harvest, happy family and prosperous business.
A part from having fun exploring the wild beauty of Con Bung beach, visitors can also participate in cultural and artistic activities held at Con Bong tourist area. There are activities such as: lion dance, folk games, rice (xôi) tray, Don Ca Tai Tu folk music, etc.
What to eat and buy souvenirs at Con Bung beach in Ben Tre Province?
The first attraction in Con Bung Beach is that the seafood which is very fresh and delicious with cheap price. You can find these seafood dishes anywhere at restaurants near Con Bung beach.
When you would like to buy seafoods as a gift, we recommend you buy it right from the moment you arrive, because it will not be fresh until the afternoon to buy.
Where to stay in Con Bung beach and surrounding ?
- Van Phuc Guesthouse: Right on Con Bung beach, Thanh Hai, Thanh Phu, Ben Tre Province
- Thien Phuc hotel: 66 Nguyen Thi Dinh street, Ba Tri town centre, Ba Tri, Ben Tre Province
- Mekong Home hotel: Hamlet 9, Phuoc Long Commune, Giong Trom District, Phuc Long, Ben Tre Province
- My An resort: 18B, My An B Hamlet, My Thanh An Commune, Ben Tre City