Thanh An Island, a hidden beauty
Update: Aug 27, 2018
Not a tourist destination famous for beautiful landscapes, Thanh An Island in Can Gio District, 70km from the centre of HCM City, is nevertheless attracting more and more local and foreign visitors thanks to its peacefulness and wildness. There are neither high rises nor cars, and just few motorbikes roll down the lanes in the seashore village.  

More and more local and foreign tourists come to Thanh An Island
in HCM City’s Can Gio District for its peacefulness and wildness

With an area of and a population of about 5,000 residents, Thanh An Island was viewed as the most significant gateway of Sai Gon – Gia Dinh in the past. It is located between two large rivers: Thi Vai and Long Tau.

The island is accessible by boat only

The island is accessible by boat only. Visitors can catch a boat to Thanh An from Can Thanh Town from the ferry terminal located next to a Co-op supermarket.

Visitors used to buy dried fishes on the island as a gift for their relatives and friends

At a seashore village like Thanh An, visitors should not miss the seafood. Enjoying sea breeze along the coast, and tasting fresh seafood: what more could you expect? Moreover, the seafood here is sold at a very reasonable price.

Indulging in nature and tasting fresh seafood - what more could you want?

Along with that, visitors can also go around and explore how the simple but kind-hearted people here live with the main jobs including fishing and salt-making. Though the jobs are hard, local people here still welcome visitors with cheerful and friendly smiles and strong hugs.

Along with enjoying the sea breeze along the coast and tasting fresh seafood,
visitors can also explore how the kind-hearted people here live

Visitors could visit the island for one day, but staying overnight is a good choice, too.

Visitors should not miss fresh and cheap seafood on Thanh An Island

A trip to Thanh An is more of a cultural experience trip than a scenic one. It is an ideal destination for people who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and indulge themselves in nature.

Net weaving for fishing trips