Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, Phu Quoc Island

Also known as the coconut tree prison, Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc represents an embodiment of war crimes turned into a national heritage site. Originating in the Indochina War, the prison was divided into four areas that held over 14,000 prisoners--those who resisted French colonial rule between 1946 and 1954. It served the same purpose during the Vietnam War, except that the U.S. troops rebuilt the areas and separated them strictly for men, women, and elders with tight supervision. Exhibits display gruesome torture tools for crucifixion, boiling, and hammering teeth, as well as the infamous Catso tiger cage: a pitch-black cell, extremely hot during the day and cold during the night, which left prisoners blind and mentally unstable upon release. You can visit the prison with a tour guide service, or explore it freely on your own. Put Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Phu Quoc Island travel route planner.
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  • If you want to understand the horror of the Vietnam war, then this is a very interesting place to visit. While some of the information is light on - spend an hour here and you'll be scratching you hea...  more »
  • Nice because it kept it as it had been left at the time. A piece of history little known to the majority of people. To see
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  • We took a taxi and visited the prison themselves. The room was very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. " We went through in 30 minutes and it was very interesting. Recommended!
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  • Amazing museum and really depressing aura. We were shocked about the history that happened in this place. Most signs are in Vietnamese and English. Some are just Vietnamese. A lot of fences and barracks and the most shocking is the figures showing how the prisoners were tortured. Maybe don't go there with small kids because it could be too frightening. Toilets are clean and enough parking spaces are available. We liked it and were reminded of KZ-museums in Germany.
  • It is worth visiting as a "gentle reminder" of what humans can do to their fellow humans in times of war. It is rather graphical. And the written testimonies sound a bit like propaganda. But it is definitely worth a visit.
  • Historical place and quite helpful to raise awareness and improve knowledge. Furthermore, 1-1 firgures make it real and not boring
  • Very disturbing place. How can someone do these things to another human being. Must to see to make you realize how lucky we are to leave in a peacefull country (Canada).
  • Very depressing place but it's a cruel reminder of what humans can do to each other. It has some pictures that you wouldn't see in most Western prisons or relics. Interesting place to visit during your stay on the island though.
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