On the south-east side of Halong Bay, about 25 km from Bai Chay Wharf, Cong Do Island is in Bai Tu Long Bay in the region which recognised as the World Heritage. It has an area of 23,363 sq. m, and its mountain reaches a peak of 172 m.
2, Natural features
The Cong Do island features many lagoons, which are the residence of numerous species of sea-life, such as shrimp, crab, fish, squid and aquatic plants. On the south-west side of the island, there is a wide coral reef displaying a myriad of colours.
Coral reef ecosystem is more than 700 m long and 300 m wide. It is preserved almost undamaged. In the future, there are plans for the development of a zone for scuba-diving. On the south-east side of the island, vestiges of the ancient commercial port of Van Don were discovered. This confirms beliefs that Cống Ðỏ Island once held an important position in terms of foreign trade.
Southeast of the island still has remnants of the old Van Don trading port, however faint, but it confirms that Cong Do islands formerly held key positions in commerce and trade with foreign countries. Visitors can easily find the ecosystem here is extremely diverse without any prior biological knowledge.