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Phu Quoc Prison

Highway 46, 5km, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Mackay, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The attraction has more culture and history than Salinda resort and the decor is more relaxing and restful. A good place to visit if one needs refreshing from gaudiness!

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Thanh Pho Vung Tau, Viet Nam
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The adjacent museum could be disconcerting to some visitors as it is quite graphic in nature. It highlights the cruelty of mankind as does the prison itself. Interesting, but very sad that this conflict should have ever taken place. Not for the faint hearted but an excellent history lesson.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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50 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Phu Quoc prison is located at Phu Quoc island. This place is a prison detain the revolutionarie’s soldier. I'm really impressed with the statues which reenacts the old soldiers they be tortured, abused. I am also deeply emotion about the story of the guides. Therefore I very admire with the indomitable tenacity of Vietnamese people. Besides the prison the... More

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Victoria
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91 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

This is free to enter and park. Even the toilet is free. Very interesting to see the guard towers. Put the picture on facebook and someone thought someone was trying to shoot me. It is biased and says something about American puppeteers. All the figures are of asian appearances but with western noses?. Interesting to read and see the living... More

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Los Cabos, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If you want a life-size dioramas of 46 different torture of prisoners in the island of Phu Quoc by South Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War, it is here to stay. In the end, the heroic sacrifice of a Vietnamese who escaped rather than starting going to kill 2 guards, committed suicide and died proclaiming "Long live the Free Vietnam!"... More

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Winnipeg
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We went here to learn more about the Vietnamese War. There were some very angry men at the entrance (my husband is tall and blond passes for American) glowering at us and making rude remarks in Vietnamese. We realized once we started walking through the complex that this was a series of accusations instead of a true portrayal of history......these... More

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Palm Beach, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

An excellent way to absorb and acknowledge what the prisoners endured and what happened there. Quite graphic models hit home the torture and pain inmates endured. Well worth the trip to get there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The re-make and montage of the wax statues to tell the stories of the prison during war time was quite impressive.

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Da Nang, null, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Look at those legacy of prison facilities, really for the Communist Party of Vietnam was not easy! Sacrifice too great, hard-won political power in exchange!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is amazing to see what happened. The pain and suffering in which were inflicted upon the vietnamese by the Americans. The poor conditions and torturous acts that were laid upon them. Most was done by their on people under the watch of American officers. I was the only white person there but one man looked at me with evil... More

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