Con Phung Island is also known as the Island of the Coconut Monk named after a monk, Ong Dao Dua, who meditated on the island for three years during which he ate nothing but coconuts. An activesupporter of the reunification of Vietnam, he strongly believed that reunification could be achieved by peaceful means. In the early 1960s he founded a community in support of this ideal, and as a result was imprisoned by President Diem on a number occasions. At his time, the island became a sanctuary for thosewho were attempting to escape the ravages of war. You can reach Con Phung island by boat from Mytho which takes about half an hour.
We had good fresh fruits, drink tea with honey and bought our 'rokkodaaie' belts.