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Hoa Lo Prison

1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3934 2253
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Colloquially known as "Hanoi Hilton," this famous prison has been mostly torn down. A museum occupies the remaining structure.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great tour here. The prison itself gives so much information. We all enjoyed this tour I highly recommended it when I Hanoi. Fab and would go back again.

Thank theroadtoparadise
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Reviewed yesterday

WOW What an awesome place.. very sad when you are confronted with what went on, gave me a better understanding of how harsh people were treated... prisoners or not very sad but well worth the visit

Thank jeaniedoyle8
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's really cheap to enter so it's difficult to get too disappointed but there is very little to see in here.

Thank BangkokAndy1976
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting yet sad record of what humans can do to each other. Worth a visit...but would say that this is not for young children.

Thank Thanksjazz
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very interesting visit learning about the history of the Prison since it was built until now. Well thought out exhibits.

Thank laurasavill
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Found this very emotional place to visit. Gave you a good insight to what people went through. Well worth a visit

Thank Jetess
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This particular location is mostly because of the history buffs as well as Americans. As with prisons wherever life here was really horrible and I could not help but think just how much of the "high existing standards" supplied for all the prisoners was really...More

Thank Puckett C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The “ Hanoi Hilton “as it was called is now on display in part with the majority of the original land replaced by a huge hotel. It’s pretty interesting although a lot was not in English which is fine. You also get to see some...More

Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only equivalent to £1 to get in so very cheap day out. 20mins walk from old quarter and 10mins from the Lake. Very interesting and moving. So dark as the walls were painted with tar to make life gloomy for the prisoners. Graphics details about...More

Thank Georgina M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wife and I decided to stop in and walk around the prison while touring the city. Cost 30000 VND per ticket and probably took about 40 minutes to tour the place. Interesting spot considering its history, my thai wife was really shocked by the guillotine...More

Thank Justin M
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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
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