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Phu Quoc Prison

Highway 46, 5km, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A historical view of Vietnam war. Some may be over described for young kids, but overall experience is great and education.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Phu Quoc is the pearl of the see so who would expect a prison on this pristine location, well we didn't . We ventured out not expecting to much but were surprised by the size and authentic restoration. If you take your time in visiting this place you will be taken back to an era where they once housed over... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

This is open from 7.30am - 11.00am and 1.30pm till 5.00pm. Well presented version from the Vietnamese in their war with the USA. It is free entry and you can wander around and read various plaques and imagine the futile concept of any war. I think it's worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I guess you can't complain when something is free! It was worth a visit. Some interesting reading, although sometimes hard to follow. I agree it's worth a visit as part of a tour. Check the opening times - we got locked in! ;)

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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Well worth a visit for say 60 mins...interesting museum inside and original (?) prison barracks outside. well laid out with just enough written material in English to make it comprehensible...the strong pro-VC ideological slant you read in the narrative is as interesting as what you see on display

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a recent build touristic prison. No pictures/stories of prisoners etc. Instead a propaganda story for the Vietnamese people. I'm only interested in real facts/pics/movies/stories. This is a no go if you want to see how it used to be. And they had pretty good camera;s that time.

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Olympia
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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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UK
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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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