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Address: Highway 46, 5km, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

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A real eye opener to what really happened there during the war. Quite depressing however it is something people need to recognise the truths.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Heard a lot of this Prison, I had been prepared for hard feelings but things got out of hands when I saw it in person... Being Vietnamese, it broke our hearts to watch all Reappearance of Life, activities of prisoners in detention room... And all of the most inhuman torturing scenes... It was hard feeling to be here but don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A real eye opener to what really happened there during the war. Quite depressing however it is something people need to recognise the truths.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It is not nice but it is a piece of history what happened during the French occupation. During the visit of some barracks, there were images of the atrocities that have been there portray. Was silent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were with the Mororad go and have made the Coconut Prison halt. Very impressive and with the pupen affects all very real. Admission is free and recommended. On the other side of the street an Army Monument is a quick look was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I really enjoyed walking around the prison and getting a true idea of the conditions and experience of prisoners there. The mannequins were brutal but it was good to see exactly what happened. Main concern was that loads of Vietnamese families brought their children there. I saw more than twenty children under ten. Obviously that has nothing to do with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Museum was keen to only provide information regarding the America-Vietnam war, even though the prison was originally built by the French and was also used by the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. Mainly showcasing very depressing depictions of the torture of the POWs under the hands of their prison guards. There was no clear marker of a route to follow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Tour of the prison took about a half hour. In prison, the torture was carried out revolutionaries. In some areas there is exposure to scenes of torture. If you're on the road, you can see the call. But especially, in my opinion, you should not go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We dropped in for 20 minutes and took a good walk around. Entry is free which always help. Not sure how reliable the information on the history of the prison is (written by the current communist regime) but it is an eye opener.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was not a happy place to go. It really highlights what terrible thingso people can do to each other. If you find this experience interesting please enjoy, buy for me it was difficult.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have to admit I didn't realise Phu Quoc had been affected by the war, in way of a prison. The prison was covered on the outside by barbed wire. And sentry posts. In side was worse, the corrugated huts showed prioners being tortured in the most horrific of ways. It really was heart wrenching. Although I can't say I... More 

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Address: Address: Highway 46, 5km, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Kien Giang Province  >  Phu Quoc Island

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