USD

Phu Quoc Prison Museum

Phu Quoc Island Attractions

Phu Quoc Prison serves as a bleak reminder of Vietnam’s turbulent past, where thousands people were imprisoned and tortured during the Vietnam War. Also called Coconut Tree Prison, this war museum now houses authentic torture instruments, photographs of former detainees and exhibits of brutal punishments.

Built in 1949 by French colonists, it is believed to have detained over 40,000 Vietnamese soldiers and political figures who have opposed both French and American forces. After the end of the Indochina War, most of the prisoners were released to their families but developed physical and mental disabilities due to the barbaric tortures of Phu Quoc Prison.

Read More
Rating From
  1. Richis Beach Resort Phu Quoc 4.6/ 5
  2. Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island 4.8/ 5
  3. Bamboo Cottages 4.5/ 5
  4. Cassia Cottage 4.5/ 5
  5. Phu Quoc Eco Beach Resort 4.4/ 5
  6. Mai Phuong Binh Bungalow 4.2/ 5

In 1995, the prison was declared a national historical site and opened to the public by Vietnamese government. Phu Quoc Prison also has a retail outlet selling handicrafts, local snacks, and books about the Vietnamese War.  There are numerous life-sized wax mannequins depicting graphic scenes of torture within the two-storey exhibition centre, including crucifixion, food deprivation, and electrocution.
 
Another prominent site in Phu Quoc Prison is the row of tiger cages. Prisoners were kept in total darkness and subjected to extreme heat and cold for a prolonged period of time, resulting in pneumonia and blindness. The prison is one of Phu Quoc Island’s most iconic landmarks, attracting mostly former prisoners and foreign visitors looking to learn more about Vietnam’s history.

Accessible within a 45-minute drive from Duong Dong, entrance fee to Phu Quoc Prison is priced at VND 3,000 per person with guided tours available in English, French and Vietnamese.

Phu Quoc Prison Museum

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:30 – 11:00 & 13:30 – 17:00
  • Address: 350 Highway 46, Phu Quoc Island
  • Price Range: VND 3,000
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • Where to Stay in Phu Quoc Island

    There are not many hotels on the island, but we have selected the best ones for you to choose from. Those seeking luxury Read More»

  • Top 10 Things to Do in Vietnam

    10 Best Attractions in Vietnam

    Vietnam has its share of activities. These range from stunning Ha Long Bay to beautifully quaint Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh’s Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Hanoi

    Top 10 Hotels in Hanoi

    The 10 best hotels in Hanoi have made it into this list thanks to excellent service, facilities and consistently high Read More»

  • Phu Quoc Island Restaurants

    In Phu Quoc there’s no shortage of good places to eat – especially seafood, most of which is caught locally. Many Read More»

  • Hanoi’s Maison Centrale - 'Hanoi Hilton'

    Hanoi’s Maison Centrale

    Built by the French in 1896 and once the site of a huge prison nicknamed the 'Hanoi Hilton', the remaining small museum Read More»

  • 10 Best Affordable Hotels in Hoi An

    The best affordable hotels in Hoi An bid you comfort and convenience on your next holiday to the beautiful and Read More»

You May Also Like :

Top 10 Hotels in Phu Quoc Island

The best Phu Quoc Island hotels are ideal retreats for travellers looking to enjoy a memorable tropical holiday in Read More...

Phu Quoc Island Attractions

The island's beaches are a big draw, picture postcard perfect with powder white sand and turquoise sea. There are some Read More...

Phu Quoc Island Restaurants

In Phu Quoc there’s no shortage of good places to eat – especially seafood, most of which is caught locally. Many Read More...

Hotels.com

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:


Loading...