Con Dao gains recognition as a rising island destination

CNN has included the Con Dao Islands chain, located off Vung Tu city about 230 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City, on a list of crowd-free Asian getaways. In addition to diving, palm-shaded beaches and rainforest trails, tourists can see a variety of wildlife, including nesting sea turtles, CNN said. (CNN’s list also included Cambodia’s Koh Rong, Malaysia’s Pangkor, Myanmar’s Lampi, the Philippines’ Palawan, Indonesia’s Raja Ampat and Samosir Island, and Thailand’s Koh Phayam.

Last month, Travel + Leisure magazine also included Con Dao on a list of the best secret islands on Earth. In 2016, the islands made the Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 must-see places in Asia.