Thursday, 9 July 2009

Con Dao Island - Vietnam

Con Dao Island consists of 14 islands, located some 180 kilometers south of Vung Tau. They form the southernmost point of Vietnam. The largest island, Con Son, occupies an area of 20 square kilometers. Originally a prison for patriots and revolutionists during the French and American resistance, Con Dao Island sheltered brave revolutionary spirits of the Vietnamese people.

More than 22,000 prisoners who dedicated their lives to national independence were incarcerated on the isolated island of Con Dao. Con Dao Island is also famous for its nice beaches shaded with evergreen trees, fresh air, clear blue waters, and primitive forests.

The best time to visit Con Dao Island is from March to June, when the sea is calm.