Vietnam’s Con Dao islands in magazine Vogue this year
28 Mar 2019
U.S. magazine Vogue has named the 16-island archipelago Con Dao a hidden and dreamy destination to explore this year.
Sunrise on the 16-island archipelago Con Dao in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau. Photo by Shutterstock/hathanhminh
The leading fashion and lifestyle magazine has included Con Dao in a list of nine best paradise islands in the world to escape to this year.
Located in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau, around 230 kilometers (143 miles) southeast of HCMC, the archipelago was once dubbed ‘Hell on Earth,’ home to a brutal prison where French colonialists and American imperialists jailed and inhumanely tortured many Vietnamese freedom fighters during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Decades after those wars, a peaceful Con Dao is a Vietnamese island heaven, Vogue says.
It says Con Dao has pristine beauty, mostly unspoiled beaches, forests and turquoise waters, and a strictly-protected national park, home to intact ecosystem.
Con Dao offers pristine beauty. Photo by Shutterstock/annguyen