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“Grotesque and one sided story” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Phu Quoc Prison

Phu Quoc Prison
Highway 46, 5km, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Montreal, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
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“Grotesque and one sided story”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I thought I could learn more about the Vietnam war history. The museum only show pictures and "dummies" on different ways of tortured. It grotesque and should not be shown to children. It is not about why there was a war and,/or who are these prisoners... As a Vietnamese who have left Vietnam during the war, this museum only show one side of the story. How about showing both sides of the story? The communists are no better. They have also killed their own innocent people. There are tragedies of war on both sides. They should tell the story fairly and let the visitors draw their own conclusion.

Visited June 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Something to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

It was still under construction so there might be more to see in the future.

Visited February 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Shocking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

the museum is very well put together but shockingly grostesque, be prepared!

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A shock, but so informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We saw the prison and the grounds - it was like a history lesson - but something I really found informative and it made me understand the history behind the country and the wars it has gone through.

Visited March 2012
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Keithw532
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“a remote location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

In the process of renovation when we arrived-lots of barbed wire sitting around -don't take your children

Visited March 2012
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