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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

This prison depicts clearly the low points of humanity and how many lives were lost at the hands of the French. Interesting how when liberated and then at war with USA the Vietnamese people turned it in to the Hanoi Hilton as they captured US...More

Thank Viv A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very solemn place to observe the harsh realities of the past occupation and treatment of prisoners in earlier eras. Makes you grateful to have been born in a better time and place.

Thank lovelefox
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum gave great perspective on what kind of hardships the Vietnamese endured under French rule, and the struggle of gaining their freedom. Being in the actual prison building, it's pretty affecting. You can see cells and know who was held there, and about their...More

Thank Evan I
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was rather sobering to see these prisons, have been to the one in Ho Chi Min city,that to was sobering, There is a lot of propaganda though, Seems that those who were oppressed when they come to power oppress as well. Really worth the effort...More

Thank solidtim
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth the visit, informative and eye opening for those who love history. Can really imagine the living condition of old Hilton and interesting to see a different point of view..

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to learn about the treatment of vietnamese POWs during the french and american occupation in the 1900s. Original prison was a lot larger. What remains today is about 1/4 the original size that was saved for conservation. If you're interested in knowing the...More

Thank Owjwd
Reviewed 4 days ago

The 3 of us walked this museum with a lot of different thoughts. It's definitely worth the historical value; though we all came away with one thought in common....shear hell. This prison was exactly this for ALL who passed through it or tragically died in...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Once again, I'm sufficiently disgusted with human kind and scale and depth of cruelty we're capable of. I'm as equally as awed at the strength of human spirit when faced with the unimaginable. I went with a small tour group which turned out great because...More

Thank Bec R
Reviewed 5 days ago

You cannot fail to be moved by this prison which has held independence fighters in the 1940's and became known as the "Hanoi Hilton" where American soldiers were held. Some things are difficult to look at, but this part of Viet Nam's history must be...More

Thank Mkech
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there today as part of s city tour / this was nothing like as grueling as the war remnants museum in Ho Chi Minh City but was very interesting. I found it hard to know if the Americans had a good or bad...More

Thank Hilary51
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Earthling_101
May 10, 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
January 13, 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
November 18, 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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