Across from Ninh Kieu quay is Xom Chai village. A little bit in the middle of Hau River, far away from the city center and not more than one kilometer as the crow flies is cypress woods. That is Au islet, where Cantho Agricultural and Animal Products Import Export Company (Cataco) has invested in building freshwater ecological tourist area named Phusa Tourism
It is considered as the largest ecological tourist area of The Mekong River Delta at present. The alluvial of Au islet has the area of around 30 hectares. The middle part of the islet is now a site for Cantho Bridge (one of the two main pillars located in Au Islet), the South-east Asia longest cable-stayed bridge, as expected in 2009. The unlimited quantity of the cypress woods is the specific feature of many emerging islets in Hau River and Au Islet is a part of them. The idea of forming Phusa Ecological Tourist Area took the source from exploiting and researching this alluvial ground of the Cataco's leaders.
Only about one kilometer far from the city center of Cantho, Au islet has concentrated many specific features of The Mekong River Delta. Thus, Cataco has made a decision in investing this area to be the ecological tourist area for the delta.
If tourists pay a visit to Phusa at sunrise, you can have a chance to enjoy the countryside images of Xomchai village of Cantho with slim fishing boats on the Hau River- the mild river sustaining lives the inhabitants through many generations. But if at the sunset, tourists are able to behold the twilight reflecting on the surface of the romantic Hau River. And when the city lights at Canto ancient market come into sight, standing at Phusa tourist site, tourists can admire the panorama of the lovely city with the different corners of views on the fanciful and glistening lights. Especially, photographers staying at Phusa tourist site are possible to take photographs of the work of Cantho Bridge in the process at this time without finding any better places. Maybe, you are likely to gain art photos of the fishing village, Au islet and mild and beautiful city in miniature.