Con Dao National Park, Con Son

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Con Dao National Park is a natural reserve area on Con Dao Island, in Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province in coastal southeastern Vietnam. The park includes a part of the island and the surrounding sea. The national park is characterized by a diverse ecosystem. Many species of corals and especially the sea turtles, dolphins, and endangered dugongs are found here. In 2006, a delegation of UNESCO Vietnam representatives surveyed the area and concluded that the park is eligible to be a natural-cultural mixture World Heritage. The Vietnamese government is preparing necessary documents to submit to UNESCO soon. A controversial paved road project had been proposed by the local government but was finally rejected by the national government following protests from environmental activists.See AlsoProtected areas of Vietnam
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  • Beautiful treks are possible both on paved because, as well as through the jungle. You can here snakes, monkeys, birds and giant see squirrels.
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  • The entry ticket is to city center in an office, right next to the con Son market (blue signs) then there is to go outside the city in the offices of the natural park to retrieve a map of the Park (I had a motorbike to get to Park) then stick to the plan and we stop when the road ends for Park and follow paths plotted in the vegetation. Most back to wild beaches: flats, dead coral Beach, lot of waders. I wanted to go to a plantation at 1.5 km from the beach but I gave up after May 1 km because I found that the road was difficult to spot (no sign on a G.R) just a trail that was invaded by leaves and I wasn't too sure about me as impossible to see anything interesting in my eyes (I know little about the exotic vegetation and only animal tracks were abandoned termite) On the way back, I even crossed paths with a group of chimpanzee, which has overwhelmed me. Nevertheless I still quite reserved on this visit, I found really beaches in poor condition for a natural park (so many bottles of plastics, sandals rejected by the Sea (and especially the men) and for a reserve where the fire is forbidden, I saw still pretty wild barbecues... trace)
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  • The Park is beautiful, it's really nice to walk around. All markets are nice, easy to make and it didn't need a guide. On the other hand, it is better to rent a motorbike to get to the trails.
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