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Con Dao Musuem, Con Son

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Con Dao Musuem offers over 2,000 exhibits, including dioramas, great photos, and rare documents that narrate the island's history. The museum is a great starting point for anyone interested in the French colonial era. Plan your visit to Con Dao Musuem and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Con Son itinerary builder.
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  • Actually the Museum we have not found, but visited two sites of the former penal colony, which both have real Museum qualities by their stage director and artistic and realistic replenishment form. Emotionally quite hard, but buildings sadly rather beautiful.
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  • 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.  more »
  • The Museum is newly made, looks appealing, most is translated into understandable English, but you must be aware that it is a Museum of the Vietnamese State, the Government. The prisons were not only by the French and Americans managed and operated, but from 1954 by the Vietnamese Government. That like to forget this museum. I think it's important to inform themselves in other ways about the island's history! Otherwise informed the Museum in a small portion to the (agriculture) exploitation of the island, to the neighbouring islands and the climate. Worth watching, but the best independently inform.
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  • The displays were very well presented. Well kept, and spotless, some museums can look tired and uncared for but not there. It is a museum dedicated to the islands dark prison history and those who suffered in that period. Defiantly worth a visit.
  • Historic place - Should come there when to be Condao to more understand how Vietnamese people try keeping alive for their freedom.
  • This is truly a hell on earth during the war.
  • Good place to know all about history of Con Dao
  • Con Dao Museum also call with real name is Con Dao prison

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