Con Dao – a beautiful paradise

Con Dao is one of the most beautiful islands in Vietnam. This place is the harmony of the past and the present, wild, pure like a princess in a fairy tale waiting for the prince to wake up.

Con Dao is an archipelago located in the Southeast, in the territory of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, about 230 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Con Dao has an area of ​​up to 76 square kilometers, including 16 large and small islands.

Con Dao, also known by different names such as Con Son, Con Lon or Con Non, also known as Koh Tralach by the Khmer, is an archipelago off the coast of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. 45 nautical miles from Hau River and far from Ho Chi Minh City. Vung Tau 97 nautical miles.

Going back in history, looking back to the days when the country was still engulfed in the fire and smoke of war, mentioning the two words Con Dao means people’s hearts are filled with anxiety and fear. But then time gradually passed, the world changed, and the vestiges of a time were still there, but in the wind of the ocean, people saw a Con Dao changing strongly. Remnants of an old earthly hell are the only images that are reproduced in the remaining relics.

It’s just a part of history that is recorded so that people will forever remember the sacrifices of their ancestors. Above all, through those sufferings, a charming Con Dao is appearing before the traveler’s eyes. It really deserves the praise of the press when comparing Con Dao as “One of the ten most charming islands on the planet” or “One of the most mysterious islands on the planet”.

Con Dao today becomes an ideal tourist destination for those who want to explore the unspoiled beauty and learn the history of Vietnam. Here, you can wander to feel deeply about the past and explore the ocean world with colorful coral reefs and primeval forests with rich flora and fauna and above all, to escape from life. urban noise. From a “hell on earth”, Con Dao quickly transformed itself into one of the most charming islands on the planet, which can distract every visitor when arriving on this beautiful island.

It seems that nature has a very sweet compensation for this land, turning it into a paradise on earth in the South that fascinates the footsteps of travel enthusiasts.

Con Dao today has a majestic nature, with high and high mountains of one color, clear ocean water, and golden sandy beaches shining in the sun.

Some outstanding destinations in Con Dao

Dam Trau Beach

Dam Trau Beach is buried as the most beautiful beach in Con Dao. Dam Trau Beach is located near Co Ong airport, at the outer edge of Con Dao National Park. Dam Trau Beach is about 14 km from Con Dao town. Con Dao tourists should never miss visiting Dam Trau beach. Coming here, you will enjoy moments of fun and relaxation with the blue beach, and golden sand strip. You also have the opportunity to explore the nature of the deserted island. You can drop yourself into the cool, clear blue water. You can enjoy mild weather and snorkeling. And don’t forget to prepare colorful swimsuits to take the photos of a lifetime.

Con Dao Prison

This prison was considered “hell on earth” during the resistance war. Today’s prison is a place to visit that any tourist wants to visit. The prison has many detention areas, in which the tiger cage is famous for its barbaric tortures and famous tortures such as sun exposure, and starving prisoners… Here you can learn more about prisoner life in wartime.

Bay Canh Island

This is the second largest island in Con Dao. Hon Bay Canh is surrounded by primeval forests and mangroves. It has 882 species of plants and nearly 150 species of animals. The best place here is still the experience of scuba diving to see many rare coral species. You can also see firsthand the scene of the tide receding on the mangroves. And see the tank crabs active at night.

Today, Bay Canh islet is protected in order to preserve the natural ecosystem. Protect the flora living in this place. Inside the cool blue sea that you see, there is also a living ecosystem. Includes colorful coral reefs with a variety of fish, mussels, snails, sea cucumbers, seaweed and seagrass.

Island Lord Palace

In the past, this place was the living and working place of the island lords. The island lord is the head of the apparatus that governs the prison system in Con Dao. When you visit this place, you will learn about the history of the nation. Find artifacts, pictures, and documents in French on display here. The Island Lord’s house aims to show the lavish life of dominating the enemy. Besides the miserable and hungry life of the revolutionary warriors. There were dozens of prisoners of war who had to do hard labor and serve the royal life of the island lords.

Hot Spring Beach

Not far from Dam Trau beach, you just need to pass a short forest road to reach Hot Springs beach. This is an extremely unspoiled beach and very few people know about it.

This sea is like a picture, because of the beauty of the flat white sand beach and a mangrove ecosystem. You will rarely find other islands with this beauty.

Hon Tai

Hon Tai has a beautiful natural landscape, suitable for tourists who come here to visit, relax, enjoy the scenery and explore nature on the island. This place is covered with colorful coral reefs mixed with marine species. They keep hiding in the sun through the clear blue water creating a very attractive image. Here you can observe rare animals such as red-faced monkeys, ebony squirrels, iguanas, geckos, and white roaring birds… Or you can participate in coral reef diving in the vicinity, climbing mountains, and swimming in the sea. 

Con Dao National Park

Con Dao National Park has a total area of ​​more than 20,000 hectares. Which, the area of ​​non-war water is up to 14,000 ha. the remaining 6,000 ha is plain. The National Park is home to many natural resources, a high level of biodiversity, and many beautiful beaches. There are many important historical sites here. Coming here, you can participate in strange games such as fishing, diving, cycling, walking, nature sightseeing, or yachting.

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