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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hanoi hilton” (955 reviews)
“vietnam war” (755 reviews)
“american pilots” (275 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84-4-3934-2253
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Reviewed today 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
Reviewed today via mobile

The exhibition is in the restored section of the prison that was originally built by the French who imprisoned Vietnamese resistance . And was later used to house US Air Force pilots who were captured. The exhibition has good English subtitles and is well worth...More

Thank andrew-jerusalem
Reviewed yesterday

I have heard about the "Hanoi Hilton" but was not expecting what I saw and learned when visiting the place. First was how violent the French were to the Vietnamese and second that it was a good place to be as a prisioner during the...More

Thank milliesr2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum says a lot of Hanoi and Vietnam history which wasn't easy. You can see and read about some catastrphic indovidual stories of Vietnamese. It is strange and rather destroying your humor but absolutely worth-going. If you want conteplate book minimum one hour for...More

Thank Kamil B
Reviewed yesterday

Pleased that we visited "Hanoi Hilton" and came away with a deeper understanding of Vietnamese history. The information throughout the museum is interesting, obviously a bit biased, but that is to be expected, well worth a visit.

Thank Judave
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not having known too much about the history previously, this was a very well laid out and informative 'museum'. Not necessarily for the faint hearted due to the nature of it and it was quite disturbing at times. Would recommend a visit here

Thank Ishwad
Reviewed yesterday

An eye opener showing how brutally mankind can treat each other. Not sure if it's a bit one-sided showing on one hand how terrible the French were to the Vietcong and yet showing how well treated the American POW were.

Thank stevejm2014
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting museum focused on colonial times in Vietnam and the war with US. A bit depressing and, perhaps, biased. But still good not to forget human cruelty.

Thank Sagustino
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. Very informative signage, explaining history of the prison. I think it's important to understand and learn about how the French and Americans impacted on the Vietnamese in the past.

Thank Heidicz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting museum that shows what cruel things happened to the prisoners, but without blaming the ones who ran it, the focus is set on the prisoners and their suffering. I'd definitely recommend to come here if you are interested in history!

Thank Kira F
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Earthling_101
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.
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Cengkerik
13 January 2017|
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Response from pauline o | Reviewed this property |
30,000VND, as I said in my review.
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Stephanie C
18 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.
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