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Best places to visit in Con Dao Islands

Best places to visit in Con Dao Islands

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    Con Dao Museum - A place to preserve historical values

    Started construction in December 2009, Con Dao museum with a total cost of over 62 billion, is a meaningful work and a place to preserve historical values, evidence for the period of epic, but also very heroic of the nation.

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    With nearly 2,000 items, the exhibits are displayed in four major themes, reflecting the crimes of colonialism and empire; the resilient spirit of the revolutionary soldiers and patriotic Vietnam during 113 years. The development of Con Dao today as well as the promotion of the value of historical relics Con Dao as a heritage of the nation. It educates the younger generation today and later the tradition of revolutionary struggle of the Party and the people of Vietnam.

    Hang Duong Cemetery - Dignified place in Con Dao Vietnam

    Hang Duong Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Con Dao. This is where tens of thousands of revolutionary and patriotic Vietnamese soldiers have been buried for generations in prison, lasting from 1862 to 1975. There are more than 2,000 martyrs' graves, including graves of famous patriots such as Vo Thi Sau, Nguyen An Ninh, Le Hong Phong ... 

    And the special experience you have to try here is to visit the grave at 12 o'clock. Normally, visiting the grave at this time will be very quiet and few people but the cemetery midnight is still crowded tourists. When you come here to incense the national heroes, you should prepare offerings, a mirror, a comb and a bunch of fresh white flowers.

    Nui Mot Temple - Where brings peace for you

    Nui Mot Temple  (Van Son Tu) is located on Nui Mot was built in 1964. Through time has been degraded, the temple was started embellishment on August 13, 2010, and inaugurated on December 2011. Due to located on the mountain, the temple has a view over the sea, overlooking the town of Con Dao and Con Son bay, An Hai lake.

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    The local people, the visitor with their heart, over 200 stairs steep mountain to standing in front of the Buddha burn incense blessings for family and relatives, as well as pray for the souls of heroic martyrs forever rest in peace.

    Dam Trau Beach - The most beautiful beach Con Dao

    Considered as the most beautiful beach Con Dao, Dam Trau beach is located 12 km northwest of Co Ong airport. From Con Dao town center, it takes about 30 minutes to get to Dam Trau by motorbike or car. It is famous for its soft white sandy, primeval forest with green trees and the cliffs with unique shapes. At Dam Trau beach, visitors can enjoy the beach, enjoy the beautiful scenery or dive into the coral.

    Ong Dung Beach - Where to enjoy entertainment activities

    The beach is a beautiful and ideal beach located in Con Dao National Park about 4 kilometers west of the center. From the center of the garden, you will walk for about an hour on the trail through the forest going to Ong Dung Beach. But in return, you will feel all the fatigue disappear, instead, it is a feeling of excitement. You can watch the fish swimming alongside the beach, colorful coral as welcome to welcome you to the blue water as the jade here.

    Con Dao Prison - “The hell on earth’’

    Con Dao prison is considered "the hell on earth" during the war against France, United State. This prison system was built by the French to contain particularly dangerous prisoners of French colonialism, such as political prisoners. After the French, this was later used by the United States to imprison prisoners during the American war.


    The most famous place in the prison area is the "tiger cage". The "tiger cage" is the harshest place in solitary confinement. Prisoners are detained in rooms only 5m² in size, with no beds. This area is for prisoners of war not subject to declaration, with the purpose of suffering to subdue the will of the prisoner. To avoid the public opposition, the "tiger cage" was isolated and kept secret, for a long time no one outside the existence of the "tiger cage".

    Con Dao National Park - Exciting place to enjoy in Con Dao Island

    Con Dao National Park has an area of nearly 6,000 hectares on land and 14,000 hectares of water. Coral reefs, seagrass, and mangroves make an environment conducive to breeding, nursing and preserving marine species.

    Currently, Con Dao is home to the largest number of sea turtles in Vietnam, with two common species being turtles and eels. There are 17 sandbanks recorded as spawning grounds of turtles, of which up to four are recorded as having 1,000 mother turtles laying each year.

    Here, you will experience many interesting activities with diversified types such as fishing, diving, biking, walking or nature sightseeing.

    Dam Tre Bay - The heaven to relax in Con Dao Vietnam

    Located in the North of Con Son Island and 3 km from Con Dao Airport. This is a winding bay, deep in the land, the harmony between the sea and the surrounding mountains, giving the bay a lot of scenic, mysterious, charming scenery and fresh environment. Along the way, tourists can also enjoy the stunning view of the Gulf of Con Son, Dat Doc Beach, Lo Voi Cape, Chim Chim Cape, Northeast Bay.


    23 Jan 2020
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    Cuong Bach The founder of Journey On Air - The Travel Information Center of Vietnam. Our mission is connecting travelers worldwide to the beauty of the landscape, history, culture and the friendly people in Vietnam.

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