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con dao island

The island of Con Dao is 230 km from Ho Chi Minh city. Originally it was used by the French to incarcerate revolutionary prisoners. Nowadays Con Dao is considered an historical vestige where fighters for independence were held and tortured.

The prison, built in 1861, covers a total area of 347,140 sq.m. Part has been transformed into a museum where tiger cages, set up during the period of colonialism, still remain. One kilometre behind the prison is Hang Duong Cemetery where several prisoners were buried.

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Con Dao island is part of an archipelago comprised of 14 islets. The area providing facilities for tourists is now a national park with beaches, crystal-clear waters and coconuts groves.
 
 
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