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Phu Quoc Prison

Address: Highway 46, 5km, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

There not a huge amount of cultural things to do on Phu Quoc but this is worth a visit. A grim subject matter but interesting nonetheless - go by your for a fuller understanding.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This could be such an interesting place, unfortunately it isn't very well presented. There isn't an entrance fee for this attraction but there is a donation box. The actual prison is just how it was and the huts have models in them depicting torture. Yes that's it! The whole thing is about how barbaric they were to the Vietnamese prisoners.... More 

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Pornainen, Finland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Coconut Prison was not a huge place, but I think it was worth visiting. It's part of the Vietnam War era. Important history.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This prison/museum is quite small but was quite interesting to walk through. The main section is set up like a prison and the entry through massive barbed wire fences definitely gives you a somber feeling. The life sized models of prisoners, guards and detainment methods were fascinating and the tunnel is also quite cool. Worth a look if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had been told that coconut prison was not to be missed and it certainly wasn't. We took our time and read every bit of information possible and found it to be so sad and moving but were also inspired by the strength of the Vietnamese people through a unimaginable time! Highly recommend checking it out.. And it's free!

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Helsinki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

To be honest, there is nothing much to see. Fortunately there's no entry fee so you can check out the place for free. Would recommend to rent a motorbike or a bicycle and go there by yourself and visit Sao Beach and An Thoi once you're at it.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I am not sure, what to say. It is worth a visit, but I can not tell what is really original and what is reconstruction. The reenacted scenes with the puppets look quite strange.

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There's no entrance fee to visit and little guidance about how to visit. Despite that, this will give you a good sense for what it was like here during the Vietnam War, especially if you go during the heat of the day. It's easy to reach, being on the main north to south road on the island, plenty parking space... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a great experience while on the island. It gives a graphic explanation to the atrocities of the war. Well laid out and presented I got a good feel for what people must have experienced during that time. Sadly, it is only one perspective. I would've liked to hear stories from both sides but I suppose that's war and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The prison is well kept but desperately old fashioned and in need of personal stories to offset the barbed wire and tales of mass brutality. What should have been powerful was rendered powerless - merely by seeming so industrial

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