Con Dao Island
Discover And Explore The Mystery Of The Con Dao Island
Tucked far away from the mainland, representing what seems to be heavenly location, the Con Dao island is one of the most popular touristic destinations. Beautiful natural environments and plenty of activities tourists find interesting to partake in, have quickly changed the original reputation the island once had. The breathtaking beaches, and the wonderful thick forest that partially covers the entire area might seem heavenly at first, but the island itself actually carries a gruesome, dark story behind it, which will definitely add to your experience as you begin to discover the history of this location. Due to the flourishing nature in this area, the air quality is outstanding, and if you enjoy an occasional bike ride, pretty much any road you choose will be a satisfying experience, since plenty of the roads are considered to be in a very good condition, and there is generally very little traffic, so the experience will be slowed down at all. You can easily rent a motorbike or a bicycle at a very cheap price, at $10 and $2 respectively, so you can have the vehicle to yourself for the day and enjoy the amazing atmosphere.
Visit the historic sites and learn more about the dark past
Despite its beautifully innocent look at this day and age, a long time ago, the same location had been a location where thousands of prisoners have been residing, during the French rule. To see proof of this, there are still 11 prisons left behind, and a graveyard that can be visited as a tourist spot, where 20,000 Vietnamese prisoners have been buried. The most of the historic locations to visit are going to be the 11 prisons, but that isn’t meant to say that there aren’t other things to do and other places to visit on the beautiful Con Dao island. The Revolutionary Museum, although still dedicated to the Vietnamese resistance against the French, is a remarkable place to visit, in order to learn more about this dark era, but if you are simply looking for some entertainment and relaxation, go visit the bamboo Lagoon, and walk through a forest, to finally reach the hilltop stream, where you can snorkel.
Enjoy a variety of different experiences
The Con Dao museum is also worth mentioning, as it takes a step back from the French opposition, and brings a very lifelike representation to the Khmer and Chinese civilizations, showing off replicas of buildings and various displays of everyday activities, briefly touching up on the war, at which point it features some disturbing content. If you do like admiring the nature, you might want to time your visit so that you arrive anywhere between March and November. Only at this time, you will have a chance to visit the breathtaking National Park, although you should expect a small charge to be present, as you will be led for complete tour by the local guide. Other than that, seeing as you are very close to the beaches, you can easily use that time to enjoy yourself in the cool, clear water, and take a boat tour or partake in plenty of the water-based activities, such as diving, swimming, kayaking and snorkeling.