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Phu Quoc Prison

Highway 46, 5km, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
+84 8 2260 0009
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“vietnam war” (49 reviews)
“barbed wire” (23 reviews)
“worth a visit” (47 reviews)
LOCATION
Highway 46, 5km, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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+84 8 2260 0009
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"vietnam war"
in 49 reviews
"barbed wire"
in 23 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 47 reviews
"torture methods"
in 12 reviews
"sad place"
in 11 reviews
"stark reminder"
in 8 reviews
"south vietnamese"
in 9 reviews
"piece of history"
in 10 reviews
"free entry"
in 14 reviews
"tiger cages"
in 12 reviews
"concentration camp"
in 7 reviews
"small museum"
in 8 reviews
"eye opening"
in 8 reviews
"life size"
in 7 reviews
"recent history"
in 7 reviews
"an eye opener"
in 8 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a place with a tragic story. No words can describe what you will see. The many eays to torture a person. This is a sad visit but its important to remember what should never happening again

Thank FlavioM
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A visit to this prison brings to life the cruelty and atrocities handed out to prisoners during the war. Life size models help to emphasis the torture. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank youngnanna
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit, no entry fee so you have nothing to lose. Quite an emotional experience but well worth visiting.

Thank Pazzy1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Originally built in 1949-1950 by the French. Rebuilt in 1967 as the biggest prison in the South by the Sai Gon regime. The original covered400 hectares(with up to 32-40,000 prisoners, depending on sources) and the current size is 1/20th of the original so just imagine...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place the best choice when you want to know about once upon a time... Very scary... and intense...

Thank Elaine T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No entry fee, you can just stroll around on the area. Gives you good and very depressing information of the cruelty of man made wars. A little bit worn out,I missed a suggested route through the area, but perhaps it's on purpose to let you...More

Thank Alfred L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worthy hokng, but it's a rebuild and not original. Horrific stories about how prisoners were treated which certainly makes you think. We spent about an hour there, and that was long enough, it was part of an island trip and is directly opposite the fish...More

1  Thank Salcheltenham
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can pay for a guide, or wander round for free on your own. We wandered around solo, there are good signs in English. Some conflicting escapee facts, but other than that informative. It literally is the old prison, so you get a real sense...More

Thank Izella C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told that it wasn't very well done but actually it is more that good enough, it is not a theme park after all. I found this place informative and sad in the respect of its past, I would highly recommend a visit here.

Thank martinixi
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

This prison is apparently as it was left by the American/ French military at the end of the war. Very basically a number of metal huts aprox 17 in total. Some have figurines in them to show how daily life in the place wouldve been....More

Thank tubbies74
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Cristian11191986
April 21, 2018|
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Response from sofia r | Reviewed this property |
Hi Christian! Fingernails island was nice, but the beach area very small and also small area for snorkeling. Gam Ghi Island is much better for snorkeling. Did not visit Pagada, but coconut prison you can visit on your own... More
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Vandana T
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Mia B | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s open every day without exception. No fees. You can wander around by yourself when and where you want.
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AdelaideAnn
April 20, 2017|
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Response from Winnie M | Reviewed this property |
It might be better to use a wheelchair because the prison is quite big and there are stairs that lead into each cabin.
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