Con Vanh: Of Beaches and Preserving Nature

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With its breathtaking seven-kilometre beach, diverse mangrove forests and perhaps most importantly, affordable prices, it’s no wonder that Con Vanh attracts visitors from all over the world. An ecological tourism site located in Nam Phu Commune, Tien Hai District, in the Northern province of Thai Binh, it is a vacationer’s haven especially during the months of April to July when the place is at its best.


The long strip of beach line makes it particularly enticing to anyone to visit the place, giving an atmosphere of freshness and serenity all in all. But also with its entertainment and fresh, cheap seafood, it’s more than enough to lure a person in to bask in the simplicity yet awesome beauty of Con Vanh.


Local residents are very particular when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene in their place, observing strict business regulations and even conducting volunteer clean up drives in their locality. Garbage is regularly collected, even on weekends.


Safety is also an important factor in Con Vanh, with the local government continually reminding tourists to use life buoys and to bathe in safe zones. A motor boat is readily available in case of emergencies. Moreover, trainings for rescue and other safety measures are conducted to avoid untoward incidents and maintain the overall peace of the place.


Con Vanh is a Ramsar-recognized site, acknowledged in 1995 as a nature reserve. Working hand in hand with the Xuan Thuy National Park in Nam Dinh Province, the Tien Hai Nature Reserve in Thai Binh Province greatly helps in preserving national and international biodiversity. Both sites form two core areas in the Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve, the latter also recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve in 2004. It runs across the provinces of Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh and Thai Binh.