Con Dao archipelago is among the most “beautiful secret” winter escapes in the world, according to Vogue Paris.

The magazine lists nine “dreamy islands” ideal for a winter excursion, describing Con Dao as a “must-see” gem.

Located in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, around 230km Southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the archipelago was home to a prison keeping political prisoners during the French colonial era. The former prison is now open to the public as part of a museum tracing Con Dao’s history.

Today, the island can be reached by air from HCM City or via helicopter.

Source: VNA