Special historical relic - Hang Duong Cemetery

Special historical relic - Hang Duong Cemetery

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The cemetery used to be called a prison cemetery under the French and American period then is called Hang Duong cemetery after liberation. This is a special relic among the overall Con Dao prison relic. The cemetery has been built on an area of about 20 hectares. It was started to be built and embellished on December 19, 1992. It includes 4 zones: A-B-C, and D (zone B is divided into two parts which are B1 and B2), with 1.922 graves, of which 714 graves have names.
Hang Keo Cemetery

Hang Keo Cemetery

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Hang Keo is one of the two most famous cemeteries in Con Dao. It was built by the French colonialists on an area of 80.000m2 and is the resting place of more than 10.000 patriotic political prisoners who were killed by the French at Con Dao prison from the beginning of the 20th century until the White terrorism in 1940- 1941 period. It was named Hang Keo (which means rows of Acacia trees) because there used to be rows of Acacia trees around the cemetery.
Ma Thien Lanh Bridge

Ma Thien Lanh Bridge

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Ma Thien Lanh Bridge was built on July 12, 1941. The core force in bridge construction was mainly prisoners at Camp Phu Hai.
Investigating Area

Investigating Area

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Built in Western style, these rooms were used as houses during the French colonial period
Cong Quan House

Cong Quan House

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The front entrance of Cong Quan House looks over the Southeast of the sea, the rear is adjacent to Ton Duc Thang Street to its Northwest, the right side borders a  coast to the Northeast, and the left side is adjacent to the Net Department to the  Southwest.
The Island Lord Palace

The Island Lord Palace

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This historical relic was built in 1862 and is located in an area of about 2 hectares in the heart of town. The entrance of the palace overlooks The Pier and the Net  Department. It served as the living and working place of 53 generations of Island Lord and Prison Lord.
Department of Salt

Department of Salt

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The Department of Salt was one of 18 departments of prisons where forced labor was implemented during the French colonial period. This was the place where prisoners were imprisoned, exiled and had to do forced labor to make salt for the whole island. During peak hours, there were about 600 prisoners participating in salt making.
Department of Lime Kiln

Department of Lime Kiln

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The Lime Kiln Department was built by the French colonialists, commonly known as the Lo Voi (Limestone Kiln) Department from December 3, 1864,  which is considered typical evidence of the policy of brutally exploiting the laborers, along with a draconian regime to quell the will of the patriots against the  French at that time.
Department of Cowshed (Solitary Cowshed Zone)

Department of Cowshed (Solitary Cowshed Zone)

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As the name suggests, the Cowshed was the prison where people raised beef  cattle, dairy cows, goats, horses, pigs, chickens, ducks, and pigeons. It was established in the late 19th century. Sometimes, the people in this Cowshed Department also farmed and cut wood. Therefore, the Department also had a dual name: The Department of Farming – Cowshed, The Department of Wood –  Cowshed. However, it is often called Cowshed. ​​​​​​​

Net Department (So Luoi)

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Along with the prison system, the French colonialists set up many prison departments in Con Dao to exploit the forced laborers. So Luoi was the earliest prison to be built in 1871, at the same time with Tau Bridge’s establishment.
Tiger cages

Tiger cages

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Since 1862, the French had used Con Dao as a place to imprison indigenous people who were anti-Government. In 1910, France began to build the first solid prison on Con Son Island. In 1955, Major Aloise Blank handed over Con Dao prison to the Saigon regime, ending nearly a century of barbaric crimes of the French colonialists. Not until the period under the U.S imperialism was this place developed into "Con Son Correctional Center" with 10 prisons and 2 Tiger Cages to brutally torture and kill prisoners
Camp VIII (Phu Hung Camp)

Camp VIII (Phu Hung Camp)

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It is also known as Phu Hung Camp, which is not very far from Camp VI and Camp VII. Its structure is similar to Camp VI. Camp VIII was an unfinished project which was stopped at the end of 1972. That time was also the preparation phase for signing the Paris Peace Accords the U.S. troops decided to withdraw, the contractor RMK-BRJ also went back to their country, leaving Camp IX construction unfinished with two new- build blocks, 10 new-build rooms. The construction of Camp IX and Camp X was also left unfinished with foundations, columns and some unfinished walls.
Camp VII (Phu Binh Camp)

Camp VII (Phu Binh Camp)

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Camp VII (also known as Camp Phu Binh) stands geographically isolated. It was used to detain the most stubborn political prisoners on Con Dao Islands.
Camp I (Phu Tho Camp)

Camp I (Phu Tho Camp)

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Camp I is also known as: Bagne III (1928-1939), Camp 4 (1945-1953), Bac Ai branch (1960), Camp I (1960), Phu Tho camp (1973), Camp I (from 1975 until now)
Camp III (Phu Son Camp)

Camp III (Phu Son Camp)

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Bagne II was built by the French colonialists in 1908 and completed in 1916. In the period of the former South government, its name was changed to Jail 2. Then it was called Camp III. After the Paris Peace Accords in 1973, it was called Phu Son Camp.
Camp IV (Phu Tuong Camp)

Camp IV (Phu Tuong Camp)

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During the French period, this was the sub-Bagne of Bagne III; In the American era, it was called Jail Camp IV, Phu Tuong Camp. The camp was built in the 1940s, then named the sub-Bagne of Bagne III (Annexe du Bagne III) which was basically completed in 1944. The sub-Bagne of Bagne III had 2 rows, 8 gates, and was built in succession into the isolated area, at the southern corner of Bagne III
Camp V (Phu Phong Camp)

Camp V (Phu Phong Camp)

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Built in 1962, this camp is also known as Phu Phong Camp that was built in the same style as the prison camps of the French period on an area of 6,752m2, adjacent to the wall of the Tiger Cage (to the west) and to the wall of Prison Camp III (now known as Camp I). Camp V has 12 rooms divided into 3 rows, each row has 4 rooms and 1 kitchen…with a total area of 3,594m2. It was completed in 1964. At first, it was the place where confined military prisoners (later called prisoners of war) were kept.
Camp VI (Phu An Camp)

Camp VI (Phu An Camp)

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Camp VI is 29,394m2 wide and divided into two areas: Zone A and Zone B, each of which has two rows and 10 rooms with each being more than 100 m2 wide.
Department of Justice (So Co)

Department of Justice (So Co)

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Along with the construction of prisons and guard stations, the French colonialists also built offices and other facilities such as the Department of Steel Wire,  Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, etc. These are the administrative apparatus supporting the prison system. So Co went into operation in the early years of the twentieth century. In the U.S. period, this house was the headquarters of the Army Republic Vietnam Military Police. So Co campus has a total area of  1,516.2m2, including a main house, a dependent house, 2 cells and a garden. 

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