Con Dao is a land that has been quite famous and known by many people in recent years. But not many people have the opportunity to set foot in Con Dao because the geographical location of how to become Con Dao is still intact wild beauty. Therefore, many people now choose Con Dao as the place to try their best and experience the meaningful trip. The following article summarizes the newest, most complete and convenient Con Dao travel experiences for those who are interested in Con Dao.
Con Dao – tourist paradise (Photo Collection)
About Con Dao
Con Dao is an archipelago off the coast of the South and is also a district of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, 97 nautical miles from Vung Tau city by sea. Con Dao is known by many people mainly for its stamp of war. However, you will be surprised when you come here because the vast blue beach is no less than the famous beaches like Ly Son, Phu Yen, Phu Quoc … In addition, the air on the island is very fresh, is like a resort paradise, so it will definitely be a great destination for those who are looking to escape from the noisy town to relax.
Fresh air on Con Dao (Photo Collection)
Con Dao has a weather similar to Saigon, divided into 2 distinct seasons: rainy and dry seasons. From March to September is the rainy season in Con Dao, Con Dao season is calm, calm and has a cool color, so it is very suitable for traveling. From October to February is the time of the rough sea, the service price is very expensive, you can not swim but you can visit famous historical sites or explore the primeval forest without fear of the rain trip effect
Explore Con Dao by motorbike is a great choice (photo Collection)
Means to Con Dao
1. Ship to Con Dao
If you want to take the train to Con Dao, you buy a train ticket at Cat Lo port, Vung Tau with the ticket price of about 125,000 – 200,000 VND / time. The ship will depart from 17:00 the previous day and arrive at 5 am the next morning, so you should arrange time to arrive at the port before 17 pm to avoid losing an extra day because of missed ships. You should bring food because the train runs at night but the canteen is only open until 12pm and only boiled eggs, shrimp noodles. If you are seasick, you should buy tickets in the basement will be less swaying but will be a bit secret. The ship also has motorbikes on the island for tourists, so if you drive a motorbike to the port, you can send a motorbike to the island to move to save the cost of renting a car and remember to fill up the gasoline before going to the island because of gasoline On the island is very expensive
Going to Con Dao by ship helps save costs (Photo Collection)
2. Flight to Con Dao
Currently only 2 airlines, Vietnam Airlines and Air Mekong, have flights to Con Dao. You can buy flight tickets from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho to Con Dao airport, the flight time is about 55 minutes, the ticket price is from 850,000 VND to 1,500,000 VND / one way depending on the time. If flying from Hanoi, you may have to transfer at Ho Chi Minh or Can Tho airport to receive more passengers because there are too few passengers, while flying from Ho Chi Minh and Can Tho will go directly to Co Ong – Can Gio airport.
Phượt Con Dao and explore the unspoiled scenery here (Photo Collection)
Transportation in Con Dao
In my experience, you should rent a motorbike to move on the island because it is not only cheap but also helps you proactively choose the destination you want to go. The price of renting a motorbike on the island is VND 100,000 / car and VND 120,000 / scooter. There is only one gas station on the island, so make sure you fill up your gas tank and remember to bring your own gas bottle.
Sunset at Con Dao (Photo Collection)
Some motorbike rental locations are many people choose:
- Rent a motorbike at Con Son cafe, contact: 0643 630670 or 0908099919
- Rent a motorbike at Binh Duong dry stall or Thao Chau souvenir shop, contact Ms. Binh via phone number: 0919701871 or Ms. Chau with phone number 0918261885
- Contact to rent a taxi of Petroleum 0643616161
- Mr. Thien (Con Dao Band): 0937037200
- Motorbike taxi: 01687668512
- If you want to rent a car with 16 seats to travel, you can contact Mr. Chinh: 0643508387
Con Dao at night peaceful and pristine (Photo Collection)
Exciting places on Con Dao Island
The asphalt road from the airport to the center of Con Dao district is more than 13km long, winding around the coast with many sections up and down the hill, on the left is the sea, on the right is hills and primeval forests. The first impression when coming to the center of Con Dao is a peaceful new urban area located on the beach. The clean asphalt roads between the two rows of eagles and the ancient green mausoleum
Con Dao seen from above (photo Collection)
1. Con Dao prison
Con Dao prison is considered a “hell on earth” during the war against France and the United States. This prison system was built by the French to hold prisoners who were particularly dangerous to the French colonial regime such as political prisoners, death row inmates … and then used by the US to imprison prisoners in prison. the war against America. The most famous place in this prison area was the “tiger cages” – the harshest solitary confinement for the important prisoners who refused to report, with the purpose of using misery to subdue the will of the prisoners.
Visiting the tiger cages – the most famous famous prison (Photo Collection)
2. Dam Trau Beach
Dam Trau Beach is considered to be the most beautiful beach in Con Dao with smooth white sandy beaches stretching, primeval forests with lush green trees and craggy cliffs with unique shapes. To get to Dam Trau beach, you have to move on the road could not be more beautiful when there are sections 2 on the side of the forest, there is paragraph 1 on the mountain side of the forest on one side of the sea, there are paragraph 2 on the side are very beautiful flowers. Coming to Dam Trau beach, visitors can enjoy swimming, enjoying the beautiful scenery or snorkeling.
Dam Trau Beach – the most beautiful beach in Con Dao (photo Collection)
3. Lo Voi Beach
Lo Voi Beach has a white sand strip stretching for about 1km, on the banks of old poplar rows, so daytime hammocking under the trees here and bathing will be very interesting. Especially around 9 am – 12 noon is the time when the tide is the shallowest to expose the fine white sand so it is the time to go for a walk and take great photos
The unspoilt Lo Lo Beach in Con Dao (Photo Collection)
4. Ong Dung beach
To reach Ong Dung beach, you will have to walk 15 – 20 minutes through cool primeval forest canopy, listen to forest music from nature, see monkeys, squirrels swinging for food. When you arrive at Ong Dung beach, you will probably not feel beautiful because of the dense seaweed. But if you go out to 300m, you can dive into the beautiful coral reefs and fishes
Ong Dung Beach is breathtakingly beautiful (photo Collection)
5. Bai Nhat
Going from the center of the town towards Ben Dam port, you will see a beautiful beach called Nhát beach. Nhát beach is soft and clear, the special feature is different from the other beaches and creating its beauty is the beach scenery with the sand surface mixed with beautiful pebbles and the romantic mountain of love.
Beautiful dream beach (Photo Collection)
If you like to walk through the forest to breathe fresh air, hear the birds chirping, or to watch colorful butterflies and many other animals, then hurry to explore Con Dao National Park. Not only that, the beaches around the national park are also very beautiful and deserted. Here, you can also participate in fishing services, snorkeling, or cycling.
Con Dao National Park (Photo Collection)
What to eat in Con Dao
Con Dao cuisine is a diverse and rich variety of seafood. Enjoy the freshness and rich taste of the seafood here caught on the beach, so the prices of the restaurants will be similar. In addition to the types of seafood that are familiar to everyone, you should try the special seafood only available in Con Dao such as her snail breast, moon crab or red lobster.
Moon crab – Con Dao specialty attracts visitors (Photo Collection)
In addition, there are other specialties of Con Dao such as: eagle seeds are processed in many different forms such as roasted with salt or soaked in sugar and ginger, peanut worm, …
Nut jam – Con Dao specialties grabbing tourists’ feet (Photo Collection)