Phu Quoc Prison Relic

Location: An Thoi Town, Phu Quoc Island District, Kien Giang Province, 30km to the southeast of Duong Dong Town.
Characteristics: Phu Quoc Prison Relic was also known as “The living hell” because American-Sai Gon puppet government used many brutal torture forms, such as nailing, barbed-wire cages, burying alive… to subdue Vietnamese revolutionaries’ fighting will.

History of Foundation

(TITC) - In 1950, the French Colonial built Cay Dua (Coconut tree) Prison in Phu Quoc in an area of about 40ha, including 4 zones of A, B, C, D to detain prisoners against France. In July 1954, after the Geneva Agreements, France returned most prisoners in Cay Dua Prison to the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam and the prison was closed down.

 

In 1955, Ngo Dinh Diem - the first president of the Republic of Viet Nam had Cay Dua Prison repaired for the purpose of detaining communist prisoners. In 1966, the Republic of Viet Nam’s Government  had the area of the prison extended to 400ha with 4 zones of A, B, C, D and named Viet Nam/Phu Quoc Communist Prison (or Phu Quoc Prison). In 1972, Phu Quoc Prison had 14 zones divided into 4 sub-zones each. Each sub-zone included 11 cells with iron truss. Phu Quoc Prison became the largest prison of the Republic of Viet Nam and strictly guarded with 10 – 15 layers of barbed-wire fences, 14 fortresses with heavy machine guns and many mobile sentry posts.

 

 

During the period of 1967 - 1973, the prison detained over 40,000 prisoners, 4,000 of them were killed, tens of thousands ones were injured and maimed. However, with their heroism and iron will, the prisoners in Phu Quoc Prison organized successfully 42 escapes in many forms.

 

Present Phu Quoc Prison

Now, Phu Quoc Prison Relic consists of the fist-shaped monument – the symbol of Phu Quoc prisoners’ heroic spirit to break the chains, martyrs cemetery, house of artifacts and outdoor display area. To Phu Quoc Prison Relic, visitors can watch documentary films on the prison, and observe various models, remnants and artifacts which stimulate brutal torture sceneries of communist prisoners.

 

Phu Quoc Prison Relic has recognized as National Historical Relic since 1996 and Special National Relic since March 2015.

 

 

Thu Giang

 

ALBUM
NEARBY DESTINATIONS
WHERE TO STAY
Moon Resort

Add: 82 Tran Hung Dao St., Duong Dong Townlet, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3994 519

Vinpearl Phu Quoc Ocean Resort & Villas

Add: Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 1900 636 699

Thanh Kim Nga Resort

Add: 118/2/3 Tran Hung Dao St., Duong Dong Townlet, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3848 845

My Linh Guest House

Add: 9 Nguyen Trai St., Duong Dong Townlet, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3848 674

Vinpearl Resort Phu Quoc

Add: Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3519 999

Vinpearl Phu Quoc Paradise Resort & Villas

Add: Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 1900 636 699

Salinda Resort

Add: Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3990 011

Chen Sea Resort

Add: Bai Xep- Ong Lang Hamlet, Cua Duong Commune, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3995 895

Novotel Resort

Add: Duong Bao Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 6260 999

Chez Carole Resort

Add: Hamlet 4, Cua Can Comune, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 6534 679

Vinpearl Resort & Goft Phu Quoc

Add: Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3619 999

Phu Quoc Guest House

Add: 1 Mai Thi Hong Hanh St., Duong Dong Townlet, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3994 722

Mercure Phu Quoc Resort & Villa

Add: Duong To Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Duong Dong Townlet, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3972 999

Phu Quoc Paris Beach Resort

Add: Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3994 548

Saigon - Phu Quoc Resort

Add: 62 Tran Hung Dao St., Duong Dong Townlet, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3846 999/ 3846 510

The Lighthouse Phu Quoc Hotel

Add: 15A Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong Townlet, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3992 337

Hoa Binh Phu Quoc Resort

Add: 71 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong Townlet, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3996 868

Phu Van

Add: 126 Tran Hung Dao St., Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3996 996

Bamboo Resort

Add: Groupe 5, Cua Can Communce, Dist. Phu Quoc

Tel: (84-297) 2810 345

Eden Resort

Add: Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3985 598

WHERE TO EAT
Viet Xua Restaurant

Add: 10A Hung Vuong St., Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3994 848/ 0904 060 495

Sai Gon Restaurant

Add: 62 Tran Hung Dao St., Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3846 999

Hoa Binh Zen Restaurant

Add: 82, 30-4 St., Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 399 4555/ 0915 827 722

Huong Bien Restaurant

Add: 1 Vo Thi Sau St., Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3846 113

Le Giang Restaurant

Add: 7 Tran Hung Dao St., Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3846 444

Paradise Restaurant

Add: 143 Tran Hung Dao St., Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3991 333

Anh Vu Restaurant

Add: 77 Nguyen Trung Truc St., Phu Quoc Dist.

Tel: (84-297) 3846 363/ 0939 297 097