Phu Quoc Prison

Phu Quoc Prison, Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Prison
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Anh Nguyen PQ
2 contributions
Oct 2020
been there for few hours and it is sunny ; nice place for discover the history and can be consider as a short ( 2 - 3 hours) trip
Written 26 January 2021
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DGGmo
London, UK402 contributions
Dec 2019
I came here with friends as we toured round the island in taxi for the day. In the museum building there are some displays, some of which had English translations. For me the most interesting part was the main prison site and structures, where there are lots of prison scenes recreated.

As mentioned, this is not for the faint-hearted and I would be wary of letting young children see some of these scenes. In the West, and especially in the UK, there is little-to-no teaching of the Vietnam/American War (as it's known in Vietnam), and here at the prison, they haven't pulled any punches with the prison scenes and description signs, which are in Vietnamese and English across the main site. If you like to read and see everything in a museum, I'd recommend you allow 60-90 minutes for your visit here.

I found it to be extremely informative, emotive and necessary, and highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in history, when visiting Phu Quoc.

I thought everything at the museum was in very good condition given the cheap entry cost. There are some tourist shops on the way out, and also a block of toilets outside (bring paper!)
Written 2 July 2020
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juxbokk
6 contributions
Mar 2020
Phu Quoc Prison

Phu Quoc Island

Coconut Prison, South Phu Quoc

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[...] Did I LIKE it? Definitely nothing for the feeble minded
After 15 minutes I was in tears, hopelessly. I can't even go on in German.
Being a German national, age 67, I've been told much of what THEY did, to six million Jews and everything.
BUT... ah - no comparisons, no way. Can not.
What drove me to tears was what state of mind those US soldiers must have been in ...
to inflict these various exquisitely elaborate ways of T O R T U R E ...
most of them documented there,
to those 40.000 "communist terrorists" (GOOKS) they must have REALLY HATED much more severely than anything I can imagine.
So, my fellow tourists, see how long you take before you stop taking photos, on your tour of Coconut Prison. But do have a look. It's an experience, no matter what you always knew, or didn't.
P.S.: Surely not advisable for kids under 16.
Written 4 April 2020
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KazSteve
Darlington, UK796 contributions
Mar 2020
Visited this prison as part of a TUI tour, glad we went but leaves you a bit traumatised seeing the horrific torture that occurred here. Dummy’s around the site show torture scene reconstruction and tunnelling of prisoners where they tried to escape. Didn’t have the heart to photograph any of prison. Good information centre with pictures and eyewitness accounts. Not for children. We were there about midday and it was unbearabley hot in sheds, maybe an idea to go early in day when not so hot.
Written 3 April 2020
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TombRaider62
Sydney, Australia452 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
CLOSED AS AT 19 MARCH!!!!
it has been closed for at least a week and each time I go past I see tourists on motorcycles with frustration on their faces, so thought I would save you the long ride down there.
Written 18 March 2020
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Mary M
Chislehurst, UK8 contributions
Feb 2020
fairly harrowing history style tour - prison has mannequins to depict prisoners and horrendous methods of torture used. Tour takes about thirty minutes to complete. Made me feel a bit guilty taking one or two pictures.
Written 9 March 2020
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Magnus V
Gjovik, Norway25 contributions
Mar 2020
Terrible to think about what happened here. We where surprised that there are a lot of garbage everywhere and that the main impressions is that it is badly maintained. Not god respect for the history. Plus for free entrance.
Written 7 March 2020
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Carol L
19 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is an interesting place to visit and it gives you a true insight into what went on in the war.

Not for the faint hearted I would have been 15 when all of this torture was going on. Hard to believe it happened in my live time.
Written 5 March 2020
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Cathyb6624
Ramsbottom, UK36 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very informative even without a guide but not for the faint hearted! Definitely not for children as the horrendous conditions of this prison are very graphically portrayed. In fact I could only bring myself to take 2 photos and they were at the entrance.
Written 4 March 2020
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Deb P
36 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Really enjoyed our time here , spent about an hour walking around , lots of information to read so didn’t need a guide . The biggest surprise was didn’t cost a penny to get in , toilet facilities and coffee shop on site . Fascinating however at the same time hard to believe people can treat each other this way . Torture tactics were horrific
Written 3 March 2020
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