Phu Quoc Prison

Museum in Phu Quoc Island

Not far from Sao Beach in the south of the island, Phu Quoc's notorious old prison, built by the French in the late 1940s, contains a small museum that narrates (in English) the gruesome history of the jail. Much of the site comprises mannequins of Vietnamese soldiers in chilling reenactments, such as being forced to stand and starve in exposed, outdoor barbed-wire cages. A war memorial stands south of the prison on the far side of the road.