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“Quite impresssive”
Review of Phu Quoc Prison

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“Quite impresssive”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

This place gives you a good idea of the prisoners conditions (really awful). The real life dummies are impressive, and new ones are being built....

Visited January 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Will be nice in a year”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

They are rebuilding the prison as a good outdoor museum. Already you can get a good impression of how it must have been during the war against the U.S.
They also have the signs in english

Visited January 2013
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England, United Kingdom
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“Give it a miss”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I am under no illusion about the US and French involvement in Vietnam and as in every war there were atrocities committed. I am also a seasoned travellers to Auscwitz and other atrocity sites. Those museums were sensitively presented and were of course quite shocking showing what man can do to man. However this was a crude portrayal of torture techniques with interpretive boards that were beyond belief. As we went round they were preparing yet more fibre glass models of prisoners with iron rods being driven through their thighs or teeth being pulled out or boiling water being poured over them. It is free, it is a reminder that Vietnam has had a grim past and as it develops they do need to remember what has been done to their people. This is a missed opportunity to talk about the war without resorting to sensationalism. I agree it is definitely not for young children but make up your own mind about your own visit.

Visited January 2013
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Paris, France
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“It's Ok, A little Depressing”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The prison itself is very large/long, but the touring area is very small.

Very depressing so see all the pictures/story of prisoners.

Comparing this prison to the war museum in Saigon, this one is more educational and there's no entry fees.

Not recommended for young children.

btw, once you get out the vehicle, you'll smell a very strong smell..it's fish sauce.

Visited November 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Stop if you are passing”
Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Interesting reenactment of life in the prison
There is good English script to read . Just remember that is a POW camp you are visiting and yes I agree with other reviews its not for the soft at heart

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