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Con Dao Musuem

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Shouldn't be forgotten

It's a humble museum preserving former prison operated by Frenches. - Prison cells a.k.a. tiger... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Seoul, South Korea
Documents of the Island's History

Con Dao Museum shows documents and photographs of the island's history form the French colonial era... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Cologne, Germany
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No.10 Nguyen Hue Street, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
+84 96 180 08 01
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

It's a humble museum preserving former prison operated by Frenches. - Prison cells a.k.a. tiger cages are well-known. They still have torture scenes implemented by dummies. - Very few visitors mostly. - Descriptions aren't enough to learn what happened in detail.

Thank JH L
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Con Dao Museum shows documents and photographs of the island's history form the French colonial era and the time of the prison period. For me this visit was a very sad thing.

Thank CarlaColumna123
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Everything on Con Dao is elevated to the status of remarkable. Not only because it was a notorious prison during the French and American wars, but because it still offers you the simple freedom of being able to walk around quietly without any worries. Stay...More

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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...

Thank RichardS9325
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This is a must do if you come to Con Dao, it’s not an easy visit, it’s very confronting to see the sad history of this island. The museum does it with compassion.

Thank Col_Val
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited former prisons such as Australia and this one is done very well. We managed to see all three of the prisons plus the museum and found a lot of good information in English. Most tours we saw are only for the travelling...More

Thank Audlyn
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Con Dao Museum makes for an interesting visit, it touches on the islands history, but largely concentrated on the era of French colonisation and then the atrocities of the Vietnam war. Con Dao was a prison island during these periods, so expect some grim reminders...More

Thank RnA31
Reviewed 13 January 2018

The museum tells the untold history of the prison and what the Vietnamese had to endure. Over the course of four decades 20,000 political prisoners were killed here. In 1954, the French administration handed the prison to the US-backed South Vietnamese government. It continued using...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Museum is free to enter. Provides an interesting insight into the uses of the island and the future of Con Dao. Definitely worth a stop while on Con Dao.

Thank Sam Z
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Must-go place to learn about Con Dao history, esp about life in what used to be "hell on earth". Words cannot describe enough, so go see and touch the evidences by yourself.

Thank Tho D
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23 June 2018|
Response from Audlyn | Reviewed this property |
You have to book a flight with Vietnam Air.