Con Dao - Pristine beauty among must-see destinations in Vietnam
Con Dao Island lies 230km from Ho Chi Minh City and 83km from the Hau River estuary in Tran De district, Soc Trang province.
|Con Dao Island district is an archipelago of 16 large and small islands belonging to Ba Ria-Vung Tau province and located in the southern reaches of Vietnam’s East Sea. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
|Con Dao airport’s runway is one of the most interesting in the world, with both ends facing the sea. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
|The road to the centre of Con Dao district curves through rolling mountains and by ocean waves. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
|Visitors to Con Dao district. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Rows of almond trees are “living witnesses” to the rise of the island district from “hell on earth” during the French colonial period and the resistance war against the US to the “tourist paradise” of today. (Photo: VNP/VNA)