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Con Dao Musuem

No.10 Nguyen Hue Street, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
+84 96 180 08 01
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Documents of the Island's History

Con Dao Museum shows documents and photographs of the island's history form the French colonial era... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
CarlaColumna123
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Cologne, Germany
It doesn't exist until you see it.

Everything on Con Dao is elevated to the status of remarkable. Not only because it was a notorious... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
LuisSilveiro
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Muscat, Oman
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No.10 Nguyen Hue Street, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
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+84 96 180 08 01
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Con Dao Museum shows documents and photographs of the island's history form the French colonial era and the time of the prison period. For me this visit was a very sad thing.

Thank CarlaColumna123
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Everything on Con Dao is elevated to the status of remarkable. Not only because it was a notorious prison during the French and American wars, but because it still offers you the simple freedom of being able to walk around quietly without any worries. Stay...More

1  Thank LuisSilveiro
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

If you are in con-dao this is definitely a must-see and always worth a visit to gain some knowledge about the wars...

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This is a must do if you come to Con Dao, it’s not an easy visit, it’s very confronting to see the sad history of this island. The museum does it with compassion.

Thank Col_Val
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited former prisons such as Australia and this one is done very well. We managed to see all three of the prisons plus the museum and found a lot of good information in English. Most tours we saw are only for the travelling...More

Thank Audlyn
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Con Dao Museum makes for an interesting visit, it touches on the islands history, but largely concentrated on the era of French colonisation and then the atrocities of the Vietnam war. Con Dao was a prison island during these periods, so expect some grim reminders...More

Thank RnA31
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The museum tells the untold history of the prison and what the Vietnamese had to endure. Over the course of four decades 20,000 political prisoners were killed here. In 1954, the French administration handed the prison to the US-backed South Vietnamese government. It continued using...More

Thank Larry C
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Museum is free to enter. Provides an interesting insight into the uses of the island and the future of Con Dao. Definitely worth a stop while on Con Dao.

Thank Sam Z
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Must-go place to learn about Con Dao history, esp about life in what used to be "hell on earth". Words cannot describe enough, so go see and touch the evidences by yourself.

Thank Tho D
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Con Dao in mid June 2017, and had two great days of diving with the Con Dao Dive Center. After having been let down by another centre on the island (Dive! Dive! Dive!), we were lucky enough to run into...More

Thank Maja_hk
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