Con Dao Museum
The notorious cells dubbed tiger cages were built in 1940 by the French to incarcerate nearly 2000 political prisoners. There are 120...
Phu Hai Prison
The largest of the 11 jails on the island, this prison dates from 1862. Thousands of prisoners were held here, with up to 200 prisoners...
Con Son Cafe
Formerly the customs house, this elegant French colonial structure has a lovely breezy, shady terrace from where you can gaze out over...
A long-running local restaurant behind Phu Hai Prison, choose from yet more seafood or a selection of Vietnamese staples from the...
Con Dao Museum information
Lonely Planet review
The large, well-presented Can Tho Museum brings local history to life with manikins and life-size reproductions of buildings, including a Chinese pagoda and the interior of a house. Displays (with ample English translations) focus on the Khmer and Chinese communities, plant and fish specimens, rice production and, inevitably, the war, with the usual gruesome photos and an actual skeleton.