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The stories are amazing andndestressing all at once but take your time to read and immerse yourself it will be rewarding.
Had the extra benefit of being one of the locations for the USA North Korea summit
There is a marked contrast between the way the Vietnamese were treated by the French in colonial times and the way the Americans were treated by the Vietnamese.
However a grim place and sad to see how human beings can treat each other.
Visiting Hoa Lo Prison, AKA the Hanoi Hilton, let me have insight into some of the darker recent chapters of the countries history. The challenges faced by the inmates from both the French colonial times and from the Vietnam War or as it is known...More
A very sombre place to visit, but worth it to learn more about the treatment of the Vietnamese under the French, and the juxtaposition of the treatment of US POWs during the Vietnam war. obviously some propaganda at play, but very eye opening nonetheless.
This piece of history is well worth visiting - within walking distance of the Old Quarter - can spend up to 2 hours here, and it is quite interesting. We found the history regarding the American soldiers who were captured during the war slightly "glorified"...More
I visited this prison, was kind of pay respect to Sen. John McCain. Can't imagine that he spend many years living there and being tortured. Lot of the recreated scenes showing the prisoners' living condition. My heart sunk and felt depress after the visit.
The prison provides a graphic insight into how the French treated Vietnamese radicals during their occupation and also how the Vietnamese treated the US military captured during the war. (From what I could make out the French were the worst - possible by far).
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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/