We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Interesting insight ”
Review of Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison
Book In Advance
More Info
US$45.00*
and up
Private Hanoi Full-Day City Tour
Ranked #39 of 300 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank solar_uk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (8,861)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"hanoi hilton"
in 1,138 reviews
"vietnam war"
in 888 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 665 reviews
"american pilots"
in 314 reviews
"john mccain"
in 262 reviews
"french occupation"
in 244 reviews
"french rule"
in 106 reviews
"shot down"
in 130 reviews
"vietnamese perspective"
in 94 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 162 reviews
"eye opening"
in 90 reviews
"on display"
in 162 reviews
"interesting history"
in 112 reviews
"interesting place"
in 147 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 87 reviews
"old quarter"
in 163 reviews
"propaganda"
in 852 reviews
Filter

58 - 62 of 8,861 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Benjamin911lwd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Sharon W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Hoa Lo Prison? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing