Con Dao is considered as a place with a diverse range of species and still looks pristine and wild.
The travel magazine Lonely Planet recently published a list of nine most mysterious islands in the world, including: Torres Strait (Australia), Yaeyama (Japan), Con Dao (Vietnam), Iles du Salut (Guiana, French), Ulleungdo (South Korea), San Blas (Panama), Penghu (Taiwan), Bay and Hog islands (Honduras) and Ssese (Uganda).
Vietnam’s Con Dao is considered a tourist paradise growing from a “hell on earth”, which specializes in captivity of Vietnamese political prisoners who participated in the fight against colonial and imperial domination in the past.
Nowadays, Con Dao has become a national tourist site, with 16 large and small islands where are the homes to tropical forests.
The water here is turquoise, with the incredibly diverse marine species, from dolphins, sea turtles to beautiful coral reefs.
Tourism development here is controlled in moderation so as not to damage the pristine, wild islands.
Here are some pictures of the islands in the top 9: