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Phu Quoc Prison History Museum

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

This museum stands out for its poignant portrayal of the atrocities of the Vietnam War and serves as a vital educational tool for promoting peace and understanding. 

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Nestled on the serene shores of Phu Quoc island, the Phu Quoc Prison History Museum carries a haunting legacy of suffering and resilience. Once a site of immense brutality during the Vietnam War, it now stands as a solemn memorial, bearing witness to the atrocities endured by prisoners of war.

When French colonists built the prison in 1949, it was used as a place to detain political dissidents. During the Vietnam War, it was used to hold prisoners of war, largely Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. Today, the former prison is home to a small museum. Its exhibits offer a poignant narrative, intertwining the island’s natural beauty with the scars of history, inviting visitors to reflect on the enduring human spirit amidst adversity.

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The entrance is free and it's open every day of the week.

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