Located about 40km West of Thai Binh city, the eco-tourist complex of Con Den in Thai Do commune, Thai Thuy district, is endowed with pristine natural beauties; therefore, quite a few people call it “The sleeping maiden.” After some time crossing the lushly-green cypress forest on one of the longest bamboo bridges in Vietnam, visitors are welcomed by fresh air and breezes running along the long stretching beach with gentle whitecaps clapping the sand. The beach is rounded by casuarina trees swaying in the wind. The dykes around the islet, showing people’s power in conquering the nature, are ideal for those who like trekking or taking photographs.

Con Den attracting a lot of tourists 

Seen from the dykes, the beach looks like a painting of the nature as (wild morning glories) light-purple flowers of ipomoea pes-caprae dot the sand. Right behind the dykes is a pine forest and a path leading to a unique mangrove swamp with numerous coconut, cypress, mangrove, and aegiceras trees…, home to around 500 aquatic and more than 200 bird species, including many of those in the Red Book. The trees intertwine together to make a great “green wall” protecting the sea dykes and village people from storms.

Visitors are advised to get on a ferry to start the adventure through that great “green wall.” Thrilled and refresh will be what visitors feel in that environment deeply imbued with the odors of the trees and the salty air of the sea. Visitors are sure to remember for life what they experience in the middle of that “jungle.”

Apart from the nature, Con Den also offers various local dishes that nowhere can be found. Surely Con Den is a place endowed with a lot special natural features that any visitor should at least experience once in his/her life time.

Translated by Huu Duong