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Son Con Vietnam Cruise Port Guide


As ships are moored or anchored here you will tendered to the shore.

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Côn Son Island (Vietnamese Côn Son) is the largest island of the Côn Ð?o archipelago, off the coast of southern Vietnam. The island is also known after its Malay name as Poulo Condore, this name being well-known during the times of French Indochina. In 1702, the British East India Company founded a settlement on the island of Poulo Condor off the south coast of southern Vietnam, and in 1705 the garrison and settlement were destroyed. In 1861, the French colonial government established a prison on the island to house political prisoners. In 1954, it was turned over to the South Vietnamese government, who continued to use it for the same purpose. Not far from the prison is Hang Duong Cemetery, where some of the prisoners were buried.

Con Son is largely mountainous and covered in forest, with ample opportunity for hiking through the jungle and looking for wildlife. The island is also home to a coastline of steep, rocky hills and long sweeping coves, boasting some excellent spots for swimming and snorkeling. The best source of information is the National Park Headquarters, located about five minutes' drive from Con Son town on Vo Thi Sau Rd.

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International driving licenses are not accepted in Vietnam. Therefore, there are no car rental companies such as Hertz and Avis etc.

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The national currency is the dong (d?ng, VND), U.S. dollars are widely accepted, the standard exchange rate for small quantities being 16000 dong to US$1.

ATMs are getting more and more common and can be found in most bigger cities and every tourist destination.

You can bargain on practically anything in Vietnam.

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The people of Vietnam speak Vietnamese as a native language, English is becoming more popular as a second language. English study is obligatory in most schools.

Internet access is available in all but the most remote towns.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Shopping hours: Daily 0800/0830-2100/2200.

By far the largest holiday of the year is Tet, also known as Vietnamese New Year, which takes place between late January and March following the unisolar Chinese calendar. During the three days of Tet shops close up and everybody heads home to their family, making this a somewhat difficult time to travel in Vietnam.

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