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Con Dao archipelago is set to become a world-class site for marine, cultural, historical and spiritual tourism, according to its plan for development.

Con Dao Island faces rising amount of waste

Over 70,000 tonnes of waste has been accumulated in the southern island of Con Dao while local authorities are seeking measures to deal with the rising amount of rubbish at overloaded dumping sites in the area.

Magical breeding season of sea turtles in Bay Canh Island

Bay Canh Island is the second largest of its kind in Con Dao Archipelago in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, where sea turtles come to nest and breed mainly between July and September every year.

Con Dao listed among lovable destinations for 2021: New York Times

The US newspaper New York Times included Vietnam’s Con Dao island among its 52 places to love in 2021.

Con Dao protects water resources as spectre of shortage looms

The Con Dao District People’s Committee has taken a number of measures to protect freshwater sources and groundwater to ensure inhabitants of the island district do not face a shortage.

Con Dao from “hell on earth” to “tourist paradise”

Con Dao has been voted one of the best “secret” and most “appealing” islands on earth by Australian Lonely Planet and US Travel and Leisure magazines.

Age-old Indian-almond trees in Con Dao island

Con Dao island in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province is renowned for not only historical relic sites but also age-old Indian-almond trees which are recognised as Vietnam’s heritage trees.

Volunteers get active in Con Dao island district

From the end of June to mid-August, hundreds of volunteers from various provinces have been divided into several groups to make great contributions to environmental protection in Con Dao island district, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.

A peaceful view of Con Dao island

When mentioning Con Dao island, people often remember Con Dao prison, once considered "Hell on Earth" during the war against the foreign invaders. 

Exhibition showcases the brutality of wars on Con Dao Island

A new exhibition to be held on Con Dao Island from July 17 will look at the horrible conditions Vietnamese patriots faced when they were captured during the resistance wars against the French and the US.

Con Dao island full of must-visit locations

Situated in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Con Dao island regularly features on global lists of the most beautiful destinations globally, 

Con Dao Airport extension project to cost $99mil.

The runway extension project at Con Dao Airport will reclaim 120 metres from the sea and cost VND2.3trn (US$99m).


Con Dao struggling to deal with waste disposal headache

Authorities in Con Dao District in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau are facing overloaded waste disposal at a local dumping site.

UK travel website unveils list of 10 most beautiful Vietnamese islands

Phu Quoc, Nam Du, and Cat Ba have all been named among the country’s top 10 most beautiful islands by travel website The Culture Trip of the UK.

Eased social distancing helps resume air services to Con Dao

Air and coach services were allowed to resume in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau and its Con Dao Island, starting from 0:00 am on April 24, according to the provincial People’s Committee.

UK travel website introduces 10 best Vietnamese national parks

Phong Nha-Ke Bang, Cuc Phuong, and Bach Ma have been named among Vietnam’s 10 best parks by UK travel website The Culture Trip.

Vietnam Airlines: passengers to/from Con Dao eligible for flight date change

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that passengers buying tickets to or from Con Dao via Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho are eligible for changing flight dates.

Mekong Delta, southern islands are new domestic tourism hotspots

The Mekong Delta and southern islands like Phu Quoc and Con Dao are dominating domestic tour bookings as COVID-19 cases rise elsewhere in Vietnam.

Vietnam tries to protect sea turtles, the ‘ocean envoys’

Sea turtles lay about 100 eggs a few times each year, but the survival rate of the species is approximately 1 out of 1,000.

Con Dao named among best places with bluest water in the world

Located in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Con Dao island has been included on a global list featuring the top places where visitors can enjoy the bluest water, according to Travel Leisure magazine.