Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province inaugurates Con Dao Museum

Con Dao Museum was inaugurated in Con Dao Island District in the southern province of  Ba Ria-Vung Tau on September 6,  after four years of construction with an investment of VND62 billion (US$3 million) by the  Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Construction on the Museum began in 2009. About 2,000 exhibits are on display including images, artifacts and documents which feature four topics, namely, Con Dao’s natural environment and its people; The Hell on Earth; The Front Line and School; and Schools in Con Dao.

The Museum is expected to raise awareness among the local people and tourists of the heroic sacrifices made by Vietnamese soldiers during the struggle for national independence.

By Tran Binh - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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