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Hoa Lo Prison

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Colloquially known as "Hanoi Hilton," this famous prison has been mostly torn down. A museum occupies the remaining structure.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3934 2253
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was very interesting! I felt like I understand what our veteran’s and the village of Vietnamese went through during the war. Our guide Nyon was excellent helping us to understand the people and their determination and how they suffered during that time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jbframe
Reviewed today

Easy to get to by taxi. Small entrance fee. Lots of interesting exhibits and photographs from history. The are also a few little gift shops to look at.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CarSteHolden
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting to visit and a very emotional and thought provoking visit. However (as we saw in Saigon too) it was a very ‘diplomatic’ display of photographs / stories.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sally123B
Reviewed yesterday

This place has a tragic history and it is used for propaganda. There are a lot of things to see and it is all very interesting. Take it all in with a grain of salt but it is a must see while in Hanoi. Americans...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RoyStormer
Reviewed yesterday

Just go and see you will like it. It opens your eyes about the difficult times that these amazing people have been through.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed yesterday

Allocate around 3 hours for this visit, check the opening hours in this matter. If you have a student card, remember to bring along to obtain a discount for the entrance fee. It's pretty cold in the inside during Winter, so make sure you wear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luke M M
Reviewed yesterday

Provided a lot of real artifacts of the wall, very good for understanding what happened then and the spirit of the Vietnam people.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bonaventure64
Reviewed yesterday

It's not the definitive history of Vietnam, but a small and perfectly doable exposure to the colonial and Vietnam war era of the 20th century.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christian B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Hoa lo Prison and the place gives so much information, place is clean, it will touch your heart.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pookie762017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although the history of the prison is brutal, the Prison Museum is quite a good experience. Fortunately, there is little emphasis on the worst of the situations that existed here. There is an emphasis on stories of survival and humanity. Many people will learn of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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December 17, 2018|
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Response from glugorian1972 | Reviewed this property |
Take a grab car service About vnd25k to vnd30k from old quarter
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November 21, 2018|
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Sorry Tori C, cannot help re the lacquer maker as I didn't look at the gift shop. I found several shops in Saigon District 1 that sell excellent lacquer goods and may be available vis the internet/ Don Mountford
February 12, 2018|
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