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Irawan_, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the prison today and found it difficult to understand how the prison is setup and how tourists can just walk around the prison while the inmates are walking around. Think it would be worthwhile for the prison to setup a proper tour so...More

Thank frank b
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Decided to come here after visiting the Crocodile Farm. So glad we did! Set in beautiful countryside, really quiet and peaceful. Bought some souvenirs and played with a prison guard’s puppy some prisoners were looking after. We met some medium level prisoners who were only...More

1  Thank achidz
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Check out this detention Centre where prisoners are practically free to roam. They can be seen busy doing their chores and other activities . Found the place to be peaceful actually.

1  Thank alfredc466
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A not-so prison farm of the Philippines where inmates are given a second chance in life. They get to live the life of a free person. They had a chance to become entrepreneurs by selling their hand-made products as souvenirs. We came at the Penal...More

2  Thank alailaprincevaliant
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Iwahig is an open prison with about 5000 inmates who work on the fields. You can visit the main building and the prisoners will dance for you, expecting a small donation. There are many souvenirs for sale here. Afterwards you can go to Balsahan river,...More

3  Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I loved swimming in the cool waters of the river. Bathroom is scary for westerner's standards. The gift shop is awkward with prisoners on your face trying to sell you stuff. It was uncomfortable. Don't care for the boy band. People go for the history...More

1  Thank Josephine M
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We did not have the chance to go inside but learned some interesting facts about the place through our tour guide and the friendly prison guard out front.

1  Thank cheri0504
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Something different to do in the city, worth a visit.. very surreal experience but good! We got a tricycle there and he was hesitant at first he hadn’t been there, was about 35 mins from the centre. We drove in An was unsure were to...More

1  Thank Pippa R
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Interesting place. Maybe a little bit made for the tourist but still interesting. Maybe it is better to take time and walk around. Our driver was rushing us and I would have wanted to see more than the park area.

1  Thank EmppuL
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Having read reviews beforehand, I was intrigued to see what was coming and quite anxious about us being three 22 year old girls heading into a male prison. I could not have felt more safe, and more welcomed by the guys. They were really so...More

1  Thank Hailey C
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Pippa R
2 March 2018|
Response from JIMMI_THAI | Reviewed this property |
No entry payment, but you Can pay for some food for the people there, and for the dance show 😁
Janellie J
1 March 2017|
Response from Lyn B | Reviewed this property |
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Response from amylindsay226 | Reviewed this property |
Hay sorry took me so long to get back I would just visit and saw one of the guards and someone would be able to help... might be a website u can go to to see if there is a contact number