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Phu Quoc Prison

Highway 46, 5km, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Kind of creepy. But I suppose it has to be. It is ok if you go as part of an Island tour, but do not make a special trip for this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you are nearby, pop into this free museum for a 10minute stroll around. Its interesting, but if you have a chance to visit the hanoi prison also, compare and contrast and then make you own decisions.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This attraction was easy to find and free of charge It was interesting and upsetting to see how the prisoners were kept and treated.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

An old prison, which is worth a visit if you are already on the south-side of the island. My partner and I paid a lot of money in a taxi to visit here and it was a little disappointing having seen the war-era prison in Hanoi. There are lots of plastic statues of guards and prisoners depicting the brutal nature... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Interesting but saddening to learn of the barbaric treatment that was used , worth seeing though. Very hot conditions so go prepared as you are in tin sheds most of the time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

As depressing as Phu Quoc prison is, it's a part of history and worth the visit to see just how harsh the conditions were and treatment of prisoners was.

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Just do some research about this place before you go. It was not run by Americans, but by the "American puppet-government", i.e., the South Vietnamese... All the signs can lead you to believe this was an American prison camp, which it wasn't. It's not far from Sao Beach, so you could include it in your itinerary.

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Gateshead, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We travelled south to the prison with little idea as to whether this would be a worthwhile trip or not but as there are limited sights on Phu Quoc Island we thought why not. And to my surprise I thought this place was excellent and informative. They have recreated a part of the larger prison camp and re-built it to... More

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We decided to make a pit stop on the way to Sao Beach at this prison. I can't really complain because the admission was free, and I always love visiting historical sites, but it wasn't what I was expecting. There are several bunkers with statues depicting the prison guards and prisoners with signs explaining the scenes, but I honestly left... More

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

not worth to go,if you not a Vietnamese. It is very boring,and nothing specially. And the toilet is so dirty!

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