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Review of Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison
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US$50.00*
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Private Hanoi Full-Day City Tour
Ranked #14 of 223 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Colloquially known as "Hanoi Hilton," this famous prison has been mostly torn down. A museum occupies the remaining structure.
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Slightly harrowing experience being inside any prison but this is one with a long history. Although much of it has been demolished there is plenty to see and lots of helpful displays in English, French and Vietnamese. I particularly liked the focus on the personal stories of the inmates

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

A very impressive Hao Li gail which makes clear the pain and terror the prisoners faced day in, day out. A must see. Can be done within a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Good informative tour. Showed graphically the terrors of this prison which housed the political prisoners such as Ho Chi Min & officers against the French. Inspection takes about 90mins.

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

In case you're in the region I will have time to visit. It does not take time that is much to visit and is fascinating. For Americans, it's most recognized for its popular prisoner John McCain. It's in addition, intriguing since its history surely goes well beyond time of John McCain. It's a really old building surrounded by brand new office towers.

Thank Williams A
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Well worth the visit - gives an insight into the recent past history of Vietnam. Easy to access from the lake area.

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