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Hoa Lo Prison

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

If you are interested in the history (French and Vietnam War) of Vietnam this place is worth a visit. It's not so big and not so modern but still it gives you a good overview of the interesting history of this prison. You will spend...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A great quick 90-minute visit. interesting and enlightening and compelling. I am not a history person - but this was a wonderful outing. Curios shop has some excellent memorabilia and books to buy

Thank marlene g
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best museums we visted during our trip. The history is very rich and it is well setup. It was definitely worth the trip and i would recommended it as it captures a unique period in Vietnam's history.

Thank Qamar A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Too much propaganda and too few documentaries. Not enough historical facts and not that much to see.

Thank Silvia D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very interesting thing to visit. As well as being cheap, you will actually learn a lot more than you would think!

Thank Curtis H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This prison is easy to walk to from the old Quarter and is a good way to spend a couple of hours learning about the history of it. It's really well organised with so much information on what happened there and has a lot of...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 2 days ago

A sobering place to visit. Shows what people are capable of . Highlights the suffering and strength of the Vietnamese people and gives you an under standing of the history. Allow a couple of hours to wander through

Thank Rob l
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not that interesting, kind of a boring museum, but at least it isn't expensive. Not a must see in my book.

Thank Mads A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this sad but very interesting site with our guide - Hang. We had a very informative tour and glad we visited.

Thank Coops3376
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another reminder of the attrocities committed by the colonial powers on the Vietnamese people. I can truly understand how the people saw what was happening in other parts of the world and embraced the socialist movement and the communist doctrine during these dark times. Similar...More

Thank spincow61
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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.
13 January 2017|
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Response from pauline o | Reviewed this property |
30,000VND, as I said in my review.
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.