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.
About Hoa Lo Prison
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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!