Tan Thanh Beach is known as an ideal weekend escape for the youngsters from Ho Chi Minh City. While the city is always pulsating and you find difficult to find peace, Tan Thanh Beach is surely a good choice. With that kind of trip, you will perceive the serene charm at the beach, learn about the lifestyle of the locals, and enjoy amazing specialties.
When to visit Tan Thanh Beach
Tan Thanh Beach is just about 80 km from Ho Chi Minh City, so it’s quite easy to have an only one day excursion to this destination at the weekend. It’s supposed that you can visit the beach anytime of year since the climate is fairly convenient all year round. However, if you are forced to pick out the best time to make a trip there, the following ideas can help:
The season of clams: from March to September in the lunar calendar
The season of razor shells: May in the lunar calendar
The season of limuloid: from October to February in the lunar calendar
How to get to Tan Thanh Beach from Ho Chi Minh City
It just takes you approximately 2 hours by motorbike to reach Tan Thanh Beach from Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll travel along National Route 50 to Can Duoc. When you reach Long An, cross the bridge of My Loi, and keep going on National Route 50 to Go Cong Town. At the town, turn right to Provincial Route 862, and travel about 15km to Tan Thanh Beach.
An alternative to get to Tan Thanh Beach is by bus. You catch a bus at Mien Tay Bus Station – 395 Kinh Duong Vuong Street, An Lac Ward, Binh Tan District. The first bus route started at 7:00AM and the last one is at 9:00AM. The bus ticket is about VND 34,000 – VND 50,000/adult. It’s about 2 hours to hit Tan Thanh Beach.
If you want to ensure everything is arranged already before you come, just book a tour to Tan Thanh Beach as well as the Mekong Delta. The tour will take you to explore the beach and even nearby destinations.
Where to stay at Tan Thanh Beach
There are not many hotels and hostels in Tan Thanh Beach, so if you prefer staying overnight for a trip to Tan Thanh Beach, it’s better to return to Go Cong Town and have an accommodation there.
Hong Thanh Hotel
Address: 70 Thu Khoa Huan Street, Ward 5, Go Cong Town, Tien Giang Province
Lien Huong Hotel
Address: Provincial Route 862, Long Hoa Commune, Go Cong Town, Tien Giang Province
Tel: (+84)73 3512 888
Minh Hy Hostel
Address: Ho Bieu Chanh Street, Long Hung Commune, Go Cong Town, Tien Giang Province
Tel: (+84)73 3515 377
What to eat at Tan Thanh Beach
While you have an excursion to explore the charms of Tan Thanh Beach and kick back there, it’s sure that you cannot resist trying mouth-watering specialties, such as Tan Thanh Sweet Snail, Tan Thanh Razor Shells, Tan Thanh Limuloid, Tan Thanh Dried fish, Tan Thanh Sweet and Sour Soup. The seafood is indeed fresh, sweet, and luscious. It will be with regret that you take your eyes of those delicacies.
Nearby places to explore
Situated in Long Hung Commune, Go Cong Town, Tien Giang Province, Royal Mausoleum is a complex of ancient tombs – the final resting place of people of the Pham Dang Family from the 18th – 19th centuries. It includes the tomb of Grans Duke Pham Dang Hung – the maternal grandfather of King Tu Duc (1848–1883). The first member of the Pham Dang Family, Mr. Pham Dang Dinh left his hometown in Quang Ngai Province to come to and settle down in Go Cong. After he helped the locals and reclaim new lands.
Go Cong Market
“To know well about the life and culture of somewhere, you should come to its local market”, as the saying goes. In fact, there are lots of new and interesting things which will be uncovered when you walk in the local market. For a trip to Tan Thanh Beach, Tien GIang, it’s highly recommended that you should explore Go Cong Market. It brings you wonderful values about this new land.
My Tho Cathedral
My Tho Cathedral is located at 32 Hung Vuong Street, Ward 7, My Tho City, Tien Giang Province. The architecture of the cathedral is in the Greece style from the Renaissance. It took four years to complete the construction of the cathedral; it’s a long time because the building was erected on the muddy land. A visit to My Tho Cathedral enables you to learn more about the history, culture, and religion of the region.