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Address: Highway 46, 5km, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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Phu Quoc Prison Near An Thoi Town, Phu Quoc Date of Visit: 02-27-17 Whilst staying at the JW Marriott Resort, we noticed an activity that included a guided tour by bicycle to... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Phu Quoc Prison Near An Thoi Town, Phu Quoc Date of Visit: 02-27-17 Whilst staying at the JW Marriott Resort, we noticed an activity that included a guided tour by bicycle to the historic Phu Quoc Prison, aka Coconut Tree Prison, perhaps three to four kilometers from the resort. I served during the Vietnam war and was interested in seeing... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our Driver (Nam) from the Salinda Resort surprised us with this stop and it was very interesting! Although it was a brief stop we found it very educational.

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Chatham, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you've been to any of the other Vietnamese sites similar to this (War Remnants Museum, Hanoi Hilton, etc.), then skip this one. It is in need of some serious upkeep, and it has all the same photos and propaganda as all the other places. It was very crowded and hot, and there is not much relief from it!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weird and tendentious... it is more about South and North Vietnam. You spend there 15-20min the place is full of torture techniques the real feelings are supported by figurines.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure this has a great history but the problem is that the film they show is in Vietnamese. I think they need a story board with what it is all about.

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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the highlight of the visit to Phu Quoc. Gives a deeper understanding of the extents a human conflict. Having taken place much later than the WW2, the way those who brought in so called ethics of war to the world has behaved is a mere reflection of duplicity. The place offers a good idea of the conflict though sad!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as part of an excursion. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was very interesting and informative. We saw the actual conditions that the prisoners were kept in and read about how they were treated in these appalling conditions. You went underground and saw the tunnels which some dug and managed to escape. There is a... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't enjoy this part of the day trip that we went on, really wished I had stayed on the mini bus, I am not into prisoners of war or people being treated badly

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went by with our scooter was a bit of a downer but it was history right? It is part of the islands history and worth a look!!

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The horrific reality of war. Okey so this is clearly an exercise in propaganda American puppet administration on almost all of the info boards. History written by the victors. However despite the reasons the reality is brutal, barbaric to witness all these years past. The baking heat of a lunch time visit somehow added depth to the visit as did... More 

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