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Hao Lo Prison,also known as the Hanoi Hilton, was used by the French colonists for Vietnamese political prisoners. During the Vietnam War, U.S. POWs were housed at the prison, with one of the most notable being John McCain. The majority of the exhibits focus on...More
The Hoa Lo prison museum is very interesting and explained the history of it from its use by the French up to its housing of POW's during vietnam. I would definitely recommend it if you are visiting Hanoi.
Felt pretty authentic. Especially when looking at cells etc.
The stories and photos were very intriguing and gave a real insight to the struggles of prisoners.
Cost 30,000 vnd pp. definitely worth while!
Particularly in case you're American, it seems absurd to visit Hanoi and never see this little bit of history. As another product user pointed out, it does not cost a lot and does not take up time that is much. The majority of it concentrates...More
Very grim history of how both regular and political prisoners were treated by the French during their occupation of Vietnam. This is certainly an eye opener of how horrific it was for those unlucky enough to have been imprisoned here.
As the title says, it's...More
The Hanoi Hilton is a 'must do'. Only a tiny portion remains as a museum that emphasizes the plight of the innocent vietnamese and minimizes the American POWs that were tortured there. But that is from their perspective.
This was close by my hotel and i had a couple of hours to kill so I wandered over to visit here. I was not sure what to expect as the majority of the original buildings have been replaced by a huge modern skyscraper. However,...More
You can certainly do this by yourself. We chose a half day city tour that included the prison and other important landmarks in Hanoi. The benefit was that we had an English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable and... More
You can certainly do this by yourself. We chose a half day city tour that included the prison and other important landmarks in Hanoi. The benefit was that we had an English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable and made sure we didn’t miss important points or photo opportunities. Also included a great lunch and due to time of year, an air conditioned car which was a blessing.