Trip Planner: Asia / Vietnam / Kien Giang Province / Phu Quoc Island / Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
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 An Thoi travel route planner.
Tours to Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc
BOOK WITH VIATOR Phu Quoc Discover South And North Together_Private tour
Duration: 8h - 9h
Tours from $128 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Land Tour & Cable car in the South of Phu Quoc island
Duration: 4h - 6h
Tours from $123 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Tour 5. land 2. Cable car and land tour around the south
Tours from $52 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Sightseeing to the South of Phu Quoc Island and Relax on Sao Beach
Duration: 6h 30min
Tours from $23 ›
Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc reviews
We loved this prison.It was free entry and very quiet.We could spend the time to view the prison and learn more about what went on.The tunnel Was amazing
We loved this prison.It was free entry and very quiet.We could spend the time to view the prison and learn more about what went on.The tunnel Was amazing more »
Good place to spend an hour or so roaming around and get an idea of that terrible times. Free entrance and close to the pagoda
Good place to spend an hour or so roaming around and get an idea of that terrible times. Free entrance and close to the pagoda more »
A good indication of the horrors that took place during the Vietnam war. The prison is surrounded by several metres of barbed wire. Once inside the gates, you’re faced with the outdoor torture boxes..... more
A good indication of the horrors that took place during the Vietnam war. The prison is surrounded by several metres of barbed wire. Once inside the gates, you’re faced with the outdoor torture boxes..... more »
There isnt a lot of things to see except the buildings and few objects finded during archeological works. There is a free entrance, you need approximately 20-30 minutes for a visit the whole prison. If you want to see more things about war I recommend the War Museum in Saigon.
Very detailed illustrations of the prison lives during Vietnam war. It even has a tunnel done up to show the escape tunnel of the inmates.
Free admission when we went there. Expect to spend appx an hour here. Good experience to see in Phu Quoc.
Free entry to the prison. Harrowing experience but worth a visit to learn more about what happened during the war. Parking a bike is also free.
Again one gets surprised and sad to see cruelty of men. Important place to visit but don't expect to leave again in a good mood.
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