And it remained a prison colony until the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Old prison buildings exist as a small museum tracing the island’s history. The Con Dao group of 16 islands is on the south east coast of Vietnam. It is a 1 hr plane ride from Ho Chi Minh City.
- The island group is immensely beautiful famed for its forests, beaches coral reefs and marine life.
- Turtles breed along the shores of Bảy Cạnh Island.
- Con Son is the largest island and the only one that is inhabited.