Recommendation by Lemi
Beyond being an idyllic paradise in Vietnam, years under brutal French rule have brought restlessness to Côn Sơn Island. The remote area hosts not just one, but several prisons built as early as 1862 and abandoned only after the end of the Vietnam War. The most jolting feature of the prison complex is a series of concrete “Tiger Cages” where Vietnamese prisoners were crammed into and tortured. If ghosts fail to get to you during your visit, then you’re sure to be haunted by the skeletal figures that were installed. Locals still come to pay their respects to the lives of activists and all those lost at the camps. Ghosts still linger, unwilling to be silenced, even after death.
Open today: 07:30-11:30, 13:30-16:30
Con Son Island, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam