Con Dao-attractive Vietnamdestination
Looking at a map, ConDao Islandlooks like a bear rising from the sea to south east of Vietnam. Originally a prison for patriots andrevolutionists during the French and American resistance, Con Dao Island sheltered brave revolutionaryspirits of the Vietnamese people. More than 22,000 prisoners who dedicatedtheir lives to national independence were incarcerated on the isolated island of Con Dao.
Con Dao was recognized as a nature reserve in 1984 and anational park in 1993. The total protected area of the park is 20,000ha,including 14,000ha of sea and 6,000ha of forest on 14 islands. There is also abuffer zone that is 20,500ha wide. If youtravel to vietnam ,you should go to Con Dao National Park in which encompasses oceanic and coastalecosystems such as mangrove forests, coral reefs and sea grasslands. Over 1,300species of sea animals have been identified here. The park is the mostimportant egg-laying area inVietnambeaches for sea turtles. The island also has many precious animals, themost important being dugong (called “sea cows” by locals). Between late 1996and early 1997, officials at the park counted 10 dugong in the sea surroundingthe island. With high oceanic biodiversity, Con Dao is classified as one of theareas given optimum priority in the world's system of oceanic reserves.
The best time to visit Con Dao Island is from March to June, when thesea is calm. Some of those beaches include Dam Trau, Hang Duong and Phi Yenwhere visitors can relax and enjoy the warm temperature. The ocean around Con Dao Island is a heaven forsea life and the splendid forest cloaks the land. This is ecotourism at itsbest. Clean, smooth sand banks, blue sea, dolphins jumping and racing afterboats, tropical almond trees swinging in a cool sea breeze, peaceful narrowroads, and forest covering most of the island, make Con Dao seem like heaven tovisitors from far and wide.
Con Dao is a place onVietnampackage tour , that is home torare dugong, sea turtles, and dolphins, and to varieties of orchids foundnowhere else in the country. In addition, the island has large and diversecoral reefs comparable to the most famous ecotourism spots in the region. Thispeaceful island district has 5,000 people whom nature seems to have createdwith kind hearted and generous characters and adventurous enough to choose theremote island as their home. Visitors will arrive there to enjoy themselves inan intact natural environment and have a good time with dugong, sea turtles anddolphins playing freely around the island paradise.