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Hoa Lo Prison: Tours & Tickets

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Colloquially known as "Hanoi Hilton," this famous prison has been mostly torn down. A museum occupies the remaining structure.
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1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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It is good to see these things, but be prepared, that it is a bit depressing to see the conditions in which the prisoners have to live. It took ua sbout 45 minutes to see the expositions and it was not crowded - only few other visitors were there.
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There are two themes I saw here: how badly the French treated the Vietnamese during their occupation, and how well the Vietnamese treated US POW during their capture. It's definitely worth a visit if you are educated in the west and you want a different perspective on parts if
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Went to visit the Hoa Lo Prison or Maison Central it is a nice interesting museum and it shows what the prisoners went through. Very sad to see the awful treatment that they had to endure. War is awful Never again should anyone experience this.
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Not that exciting really. Audio guide was poor. Could have been good if items had been left in original place, and the main prison kept.
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Only part of the prison has been preserved. Rest has given way to urban renewal. They show some of the conditions that existed but speak mostly of its time as a prison the French used against the Vietnamese. There is a small section that talks about the Vietnam war but it is
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