What to expect
Tourists who visit this museum will see an actual outdoor prison setup complete with barb wire, tiger cages, and mannequin guards and prisoners.
Tourist will also get a chance to go through an underground escape tunnel. The Coconut Tree Prison today is basically a re-enactment of the atrocities that happened in the past. Admission is only 3,000VND per person and it will take you approximately 30-40minutes to tour the museum.
How to get there
The Coconut Tree Prison is located about 25kms from Duong Dong Town and 5kms north of An Thoi Town is near both Sao Beach and Kem Beach. The road to the prison is freshly paved making it easy for you to travel by motorbike or bicycle.
Need to know
- Across from the prison is a war memorial depicted by giant blue waves and a hollow human silhouette.
- Most tour operators stop here on their “Land tour of the south”.
- There is a gift shop next to the museum that sells souvenirs as well as dried fish