THOI SON ISLAND

Thoi Son Island is one of famous attractions in Mekong River Delta. This island fascinates visitors by
its beautiful landscapes, ancient houses, unique traditional Vietnamese folk music – Don Ca Tai Tu,
and special cuisine.
Thoi Son Island is also known as Con Lan Island or Unicorn Island. This island is administrated by
Thoi Son Commune in My Tho City (Tien Giang Province). This is the largest of 4 islands in My Tho
River, a part of Tien River. Thoi Son Island has an area of ​​about 1,200 hectares with crisscrossed
canals and ditches. In spite of its position in the same river (My Tho River), Dragon Island or Con
Long Island and Thoi Son Island belong to My Tho City of Tien Giang Province, while Con Quy
Island and Con Phung Island belongs to Tan Thach Commune, Chau Thanh District of Ben Tre
Province. Residents in Thoi Son Island make their earn living mainly by growing fruit trees such as
longan and sapoche, or bee keeping, fishing and aquaculture. Visiting the island, you will have an
opportunity to discover many interesting things and have unforgettable moments.
Thoi Son Island has a length of about 11 km, and a width of 1 km. This island is not just a well-
known attraction in Mekong River Delta, but also a famous growing fruit area with the population of
about 6,000 people. The island receives alluvial from Tien River. From afar, this island looks like a
fortress explored 300 years ago. In 1990, Thoi Son Island tourism started to develop.
After 30 minutes of enjoying landscapes by boats, tourists will reach Thoi Son Island. It is really
interesting when sightseeing in this island by boats. Owing to the rich alluvial, trees are green all
year round. And, the atmosphere here is fresh and cool. Here, tourists will enjoy the comfort in lush
green gardens, laying in a hammock or sit on rocking chairs and enjoy the cool breeze and juicy
fruits. Thoi Son Island is always full of seasonal fruit trees, from longan, rambutan, to durian, etc.
Popping into orchards of these fruits trees will bring you interesting experiences.
Another attraction in this island is ancient houses. There are many spacious and cool houses with
Southern architectural characteristics. The front yard of these houses is the place of bonsai pots with
various strange and interesting shapes. Houses in this island remain their ancient and untouched
beauty.
Apart from discovering specialties as delicious traditional food, facilities of making candy and other
products, you have a chance to enjoy sweet melodies of Don Ca Tai Tu – a traditional music of
Southern Vietnam in particular and of Vietnam in general. Beautiful vocals with unique melodies of
Don Ca Tai Tu will bring a special Vietnamese cultural space to tourists.


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