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Hoa Lo Prison

1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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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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  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

Not a lot left of the original prison but worth a visit to appreciate some one of the key periods that shaped modern Vietnam. 45 mins is enough.

Thank MontyL69
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The information provided was quite comprehensive, focussing mainly on the political prisoners under the French colonial government. It manages to evoke a sense of the harsh conditions. There is also reference to the US POWs . Worth visiting.

Thank maggieb2532015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the stop in Han Oi. You can get through in 1-2 hours. Very informative with the displays and videos that are shown.

Thank Craig S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The history starting from when it all started with the French is superb. The cruelty and atrocities that happened Wethersfield you agree with it or not are unbelievable. There are some really nice quotes about determination and perseverance. After all many were jailed here and...More

Thank JCRtraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was interesting place to visit particularity if you are a history buff. Be prepared for an unrealistic description of how US pilots were treated while imprisoned there. The most interesting part of the visit was to better understand the determination of the people to...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love Vietnam's history. To see what saw is a little bit goosebumps but got it as well. Best place to visit in Ha Noi.

Thank andersonguyen
Reviewed 2 days ago

A real eye-opener into the brutality of what has happened within this city over the past 200 years. Definitely worth spending some time here. This emotional story is told in Vietnamese and English.

Thank Walk152
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A glimpse into the hardships that the Vietnamese prisoners of war faced under French colonial rule. Thought provoking and eye opening and the experience will leave you deep in thought

Thank Tatum D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Built by the French and latterly operated by the Vietnamese before it was closed, an interesting way of spending an hour or so. Only 30,000VND for adult admission and a further 20,000VND for the guidebook. I particularly enjoyed the part dealing with its role in...More

Thank BeverleyBlue
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is definitely worth a visit. We visited on last day in Hanoi as we had few hours free before flight. If you know history on Vietnam wars you can relate easily. Not advisable for kids or light hearted.

Thank meghingale
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Sinead S | Reviewed this property |
between 1 and 2 hours. I thonk the prison closes at 5 so be sure you go e yourself enough time.
12 January 2017|
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Response from pauline o | Reviewed this property |
30,000VND, as I said in my review.
Stephanie C
17 November 2016|
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Response from RobertGM47 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stephanie We were there last week. It's open from 08.00 to 17.00 every day.