Tan Phong Islet is an ideal destination for those who want to explore life in the middle of the Tien River, a tributary of the Mekong River. The area is blessed with rich and luxuriant natural products. Besides, the people here are very gentle and hospitable. Therefore, those who have the opportunity to come here once, when far away, are nostalgic.

Where is Tan Phong islet?

Tan Phong is a famous tourist destination located between the Tien River and the right bank of Cai Be floating market, Cai Lay district, Tien Giang province, just over 40 km from My Tho city or around 100 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Tan Phong islet consists of islets, namely Trich Islet, Dai Dien Islet, Ngam Islet, Tre Isle, Bau Islet, and Ca Ngat Islet with a total area of around 2,500 ha. Tan Phong is famous for its fruit-laden orchards, especially in the ripe fruit season. Furthermore, with a cool and fresh climate all year round, favored by nature, it attracts thousand of tourists come to visit and relax.  

Things to do in Tan Phong Islet?

Not only possessing a charming landscape, but Tan Phong also has many unique types of entertainment that attracts many tourist come to enjoy and experience: 

Explore the beauty of Tan Phong islet by bicycle

Cycling around a system of zig zag narrow village roads, alleys of the islet, watching the scenery on both sides of the road is extremely interesting. You will be slowly go through the small alleys to admire the peaceful beauty of the village and the simple lifestyle of the local people. This activity is preferred by most foreigners.

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It would be a great chance for you to admire the local houses built from water coconut leaf, coconut wood, bamboo…hidden in lush gardens.

Explore canals of the islet by sampan

A distinctive feature of the islet is that there are many small wooden sampans parked on the riverbank. Many people often say, if you have never been on a sampan when coming to the islet, it means you have missed the opportunity to admire the “beauty” of Tan Phong. So, don’t miss this exciting activity.

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Sightseeing activities by boat will always be accompanied by a guide. They will fully explain what you are experiencing. The wooden boat will take you to crept into the orchards, learn about the typical nipa tree of the island country, visit the lives of the people living in the gardens along the water…

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Visiting and enjoying fruit at the garden

Tan Phong islet covers an area of more than one thousand hectares. The region is favored by nature with fertile alluvial grounds and a mild climate all year round, so it integrates the development of large fruit gardens.

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Coming to Tan Phong, you will be delighted to enjoy tropical fruits such as rambutan, longan, grapefruit, plum, pomelo, jackfruit, durian… If you come here in the ripe rambutan season, you will be surprised by the splendid beauty of Tan Phong islet. 

Enjoy the specialties in Tan Phong Islet

Rice snail is one of the famous specialties of Tan Phong island that mainly live in the area of Con Bau River, Con Tre River, Con Tron River and Ba Rai River. Among them, the rice snail in Con Tre is the most famous. Because snails live in sandy areas, they are often large, with a turquoise shell, full and fatty intestines. In addition, you can make many different dishes from rice snails such as fried rice snails with garlic, fried rice snails with spicy butter, snails cooked with porridge or braised with coconut water…. 

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Tan Phong islet has been attractive to travelers for a long time thanks to beautiful sights and unique culture. This ecotourism attraction is must-visit in Mekong Delta, promises to be a memorable memory in your trip.