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Hoa Lo Prison

1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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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

A reasonably good musuem about the horrors of wartime prisons and the brave people that lived/died there in Vietnam. Great on your first day in Hanoi.

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

do not skip the informative programmes showing on tv, very informative indeed. have gained alot of knowledge about the history of vietnam being invaded by the french and was touched by the toughness and humanity of the vietnamese people the location is quite accessible, only...More

Thank Dora C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting. A must see place although only a small part of the original prison remains. Excellent displays of live within the prison, during the French occupation and the war with America. Fair price. Informative.

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very inspiring experience. The prison is a place with so much history and story about wars and humanity.Though words from only one side of the war might not be entirely accurate and fair, it is interesting to see the northern vietnamese view on french...More

Thank Jessie W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to a very moving place with a huge story to tell. Very cheap to enter and very interesting

Thank Jarl B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although there is just a part left of the original prison, it is definitely a place worth to visit. Ok, the Vietnamese side of the story tells that they were 'nice' for the American prisoners but its a bit overdone. On the other hand they...More

Thank Carola3350
Reviewed 4 days ago

1- its worth to see and can get different experience about prison life during vietnam war 2 - price is 30000 don ( around 1.5 USD ) worth for money. 3 - it is closed at 5pm

Thank kvaheeshan89
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For its history this is worth a visit. Granted it looks at both the colonial aspect and the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese viewpoint and you have to take what they say with a grain of salt. But it is a very sobering place to...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This prison known as Hanoi Hilton is very interresting to visit. We can see the terrible way of prisoners treatment. Sure they put more interests to torture and other bad treatments of the revolution prisoners but it stay a must to see. The part about...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Less than a third remains of the original prison compound. Most halls are used to tell how cruel and horrid the French colonisers were towards the Communist Party subversives in the 1930s and 1940s. A couple of rooms tell of how the prison was subsequently...More

Thank Alex W
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Greetings from Malaysia! May I know how long it would take to visit the entire prison? Thanks in advance!
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.
How much for entrance ticket to get in there?
13 January 2017|
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Response from pauline o | Reviewed this property |
30,000VND, as I said in my review.
Stephanie C
What are the hours the prison is open?
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.