Cồn Hến (Mussel Islet) is a small islet raised by the silt in the middle of the Perfume River. The islet divides the Perfume River flowing through this section into two tributaries. The eastern tributary flows through Vy Da ward, and the western one flows through Phu Cat, Phu Hiep wards.
In the past, two drainage ditches in the middle of the islet gradually dried because of the raising of the Perfume River’s silt so Cồn Hến was called as “the land of dry islet”
The occupation of mussel raking comes from here and the speciality attached to this place is “Cơm Hến” (mussel rice)
If you would like to take a boat trip around Hue city and Con Hen, you can go to the Toa Kham or Nghinh Luong Dinh house to board on HRS boat trip.