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Con Dao, a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure

09:46 | 16/08/2020

When it comes to Con Dao, people would be reminded of the tragic history witnessing resilient years of war. However, Con Dao of the modern days has turned into an attractive magnet on Vietnam’s tourist map thanks to its spectacular scenery, diverse ecosystem, and special historical values.

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con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan

Con Dao, also known as Con Lon, Con Son, is an island district in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province. Con Dao covers an area of ​​about 76 km2, including 16 large and small islands with a population of about 6,000 people.

con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Every corner in Con Dao contains the historic values ​​of the nation. Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan

The island has been named in the list of “top 10 most charming islands on the planet” by Lonely Planet Magazine and in the list of “the best secret islands on earth” by Travel + Leisure, according to Nhan Dan Newspaper.

The island has welcomed a large number of domestic and foreign visitors as it is an ideal place to seek tranquility.

con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Hang Duong cemetery, the resting place of thousands of revolutionary soldiers. Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan
con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
914 Pier Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan

914 Pier, a famous historic site in Con Dao. 914 is the number of prisoners who died during the pier construction process.

con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan

The pier was constructed in 1893 with a designated length of 107 meters. Under many renovations, it has been expanded to 300 meters long and 5 meters wide.

con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan

It is a perfect place to admire the sunrise as well as where boats anchor to provide seafood for Con Dao.

con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Con Dao boasts the serene atmosphere and crystalline sea. Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan
con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Ben Dam Bay Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan
con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Aquaculture farming at Ben Dam Bay. Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan
con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Aquaculture farming at Ben Dam Bay. Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan
con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan

Tourists can have the chance to mingle into the fishermen’s life while sampling fresh seafood.

con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan

Con Dao has long acquired reputation for its long white sand beaches and turquoise seawater.

con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
A corner of Hon Cau Beach. Its untouched beauty remains intact. Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan
con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Con Dao offers the best check-in corners Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan
con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan
con dao a secluded paradise boasting peaceful allure
Photo: Minh Duy/ via Nhan Dan
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