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Con Dao Prison

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Must visit but one time only

When you are in Con Dao island you must visit this place so you can to know the terrible time and... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
LNKHN
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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I rarely get this caught up in History

Con Dao Prison is actually a series of 3 separate prison complexes on the island, all of which you... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
LuisSilveiro
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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

When you are in Con Dao island you must visit this place so you can to know the terrible time and terrible treatment prisoners suffered. Came back to home I still had a very hard feelings about the place. You must visit the place but...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Con Dao Prison is actually a series of 3 separate prison complexes on the island, all of which you can visit over a series of days at your own leisure. Admission is 20,000 VND (about 90US cents) and they give you a lovely pin badge...More

1  Thank LuisSilveiro
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

If you are in con dao this is definitely a must-see and always worth a visit to gain some knowledge about the wars...

1  Thank RichardS9325
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A must see if you are in con dao. It is a reminder of the brutality of war. Not much explanation in English but you can feel the sadness and somber by just walking through the ground.

1  Thank yrebeccalam
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Con Dao prison is a must see if you are on the island. It’s a very grim reminder of how terrible mankind can be at its worst and a stark testament to the suffering the Vietnamese suffered. It’s a shame that we don’t seem to...More

1  Thank RnA31
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the prison without booking. No entrance fee. Very little English description hence hard to understand the extent of the facility. It's in your face - it must have been absolutely terrible for the inmates. They had dummies set up in some cells to demonstrate...More

1  Thank Coroona
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

... and also no guides who speak other languages than Vietnamese. Outside, at the entry oft the former prisons, there is a small text of perhaps 12 lines in English, but this is far not enough to und er stand what happened inside, how, why,...More

1  Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Before visiting Con Son, I was not aware of its past as home to a large prison camp. My partner and I hired bicycles and spend time visiting both the prison and the tiger cages, which certainly gave us a fresh insight into life on...More

2  Thank Rory T
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The whole place was empty, so there was no distraction at all. You could feel and/or imagine what happened here during the french occupation and especially later by the US imperialist soldiers during the American war. I found that the mannequins added a very realistic...More

1  Thank Cybercisco
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Con Dao prison perhaps is the biggest in Vietnam, with cells built during the time of both the French and the U.S. regime. Once there, you can feel the difference, while either way, it was made for people to suffer. It is better to be...More

1  Thank HoMinh
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