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Address: Irawan_, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Educational Tour!

A different notion of a jail and life sentence! A must to visit if you are a tourist either local or foreigner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary A
Auckland, New Zealand

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Odense, Denmark
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a different visit on an Cultural Island trip. When i am travelling i always want to know more about the locals and how they live. This was a visit to an open prison, where the inmates where living there in houses, they built them self. Having livestocks and farms, while doing correctional work. It is based on an... More 

Thank Honeypiemonster
Cavite City, Philippines
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic view away from the city. A lot of stories from the prisoners. They offer goods in exchange of money, so that they can personal hygiene products.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A different notion of a jail and life sentence! A must to visit if you are a tourist either local or foreigner.

Thank Mary A
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was interesting some parts less scary than others I was there and met meant different types in there some were so young and could be lifers in for up to 3 murders looked about 18 all squashed in to a cell while other inmates just strolled around, was interesting none the less

Thank maywest11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here because I have never been to a prison before. It was a powerful experience to see the condemned. Many of those guys were never getting out. It also really demonstrated genuine Filipino hospitality as even the prisoners with not much to lose were still friendly and warm. I am truly amazed by Filipino culture. The prisoners will... More 

Thank Cameron W
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an awesome time at the Iwahig Prison today, the first place we were taken to was the Recreation Hall/Souvenir Shop, where we were greeted by the hip-hop dance performance by some of the inmates. I was slightly sceptical and felt kind of guilty whilst watching this as (at that time) I was unaware of how they felt about... More 

Thank CoreyHG
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Iwahig prison is definetely one that you will remember and something that you will tell your friends about. Where in the world would you have the opportunity to just enter a prison and talk to the prisoners about their lives? The gates are open and you are able to just enter the prison without any problems. We... More 

Thank Barbara B
Sendai, Japan
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly an interesting place to visit. I loved playing table tennis with some of the prisoners there who shared their names, their lives, and their stories: people are people, no matter what they have done or where they are.

Thank thebeckster0529
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

My family lived to come here At least once a month. A beautiful picnic day with the locals. Very cheap. Entrance is only php20-30 each. Cottage is php250-500. Pool is running water in the river they made a dam.

Thank Maggie A
Muscat, Oman
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Location is in a vast greenery, surrounded by mountain ranges. Better place for prisoners than in a small room full of barriers locking them. Aside of being a good dancer, prisoners are also artistic, they were trained to do livelihood program, such as crafts, recycle materials into a new product which helps them to discover and develop their skills away... More 

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