5 of 21 . Driving the quiet coast roads on Con Son islands - visit now, before it changes

6 of 21 . Deserted: Con Son promenade is beautiful, and empty for most of the day

7 of 21 . Cocktails sitting on the wall of Con Son cafe is a great way to end a day on the islands

8 of 21 . Phi Yen's shrine on Con Son Islands - People say her ghost still haunts Con Dao archipelago

9 of 21 . There's a rough edge to the port of Ben Dam, but it's a beautiful setting and interesting to watch the catch come in

10 of 21 . Tomb of Emperor Gia Long - Formerly prince Nguyen Anh - Near Hue

11 of 21 . Beaches on Con Son Island are few, but wild and beautiful

12 of 21 . Prison on Con Son Island: Many Vietnamese come on pilgrimages here

13 of 21 . New look: Con Dao market has recently received a makeover; It's still a good place for a local breakfast

14 of 21 . White sand beaches and clear seas: The future of Con Son Island is in stark contrast to its pass as a penal colony

15 of 21 . 80% forested - The Con Dao Islands' remoteness have left relatively untouched

16 of 21 . Hang Duong cemetery: 22.000 prisoners died on Con Son Island

17 of 21 . Many of the great maritime powers from the west visited on Con Dao islands, but none stayed long

18 of 21 . Fishermen carry blocks of ice to their boats on An Hai beach

21 of 21 . Dam Trau beach, near the airport in the north of Con Son Island