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Phu Quoc Prison

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

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A very informative and interesting few hours. We went with Vietnamese friends and even they learnt from the visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A very informative and interesting few hours. We went with Vietnamese friends and even they learnt from the visit.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 11 am forgetting everything closes at 11 and re opens at 1. We hung around did a bit of exploring and went back. We were glad we did it was very interesting and a bit of an eye opener to think not so many years ago people were hammering nails into others heads. Worth a trip if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is an eye opener if you have just came to Vietnam for the first time and want to know more about the history and the Vietnam war, It is a place where you get to see the darker side of American war and intervention in Vietnam and seeing how political ideologies have gotten many people involved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The museum itself was closed during tet-holiday, but the main thing is to see the prison itself, and it was open. We walked around the prison area and imagined the horrors those people had to go trough.There was english & vietnamise subtitles to make it easier to understand. It was nice to go there without any guides or groups: just... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was not sure what to expect as we entered the Phu Quoc Prison. It was a moving experience that caused me to reflect upon what had occurred and how humans treat other humans during times of war and/or disagreement. I appreciated being able to read the information provided and while I recognize it is provided from only one countries... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is absorbing local, recent history. It is thought provoking, and hard to imagine the horrendous treatment the prisoners were subjected to. We had already visited the War Remnants Museum in Saigon, so this was seeing the real thing. Sadly previous tourists had not teated the place with the reverance it deserves, by placing cigarette ends on the barbed wire... More 

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matera, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

So interesting historically but difficult and an insight into what the people endured during the war. As an American living in Europe I was horrified and think it should be visited even though it remains a shameful period of our history

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

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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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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