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Hoa Lo Prison

73 Reviews
Liked by 9
Closed Open from 8:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Official website:
Phone: +84-24-39342253

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Stepping back in time to a place no one would ever want to end up. Imagine your feet shackled day in day out, no food no bathroom only the screams of your fellow men in the same pain and suffering as you. What did I do to deserve this, why have my captures done this, why why.The only thing to do is escape or face the guillotine.

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Built by French colonial authorities to house political prisoners, Hoa Lo Prison became known as the “Hanoi Hilton” during and after the Vietnam War as the place where North Vietnam held US prisoners. Today the prison is a museum and memorial to the Vietnamese detainees who suffered often cruel treatment at the hands of French colonial authorities. Sections also detail the treatment of US prisoners, who are portrayed in a less than sympathetic light as would-be invaders. Given its history, Hoa Lo Prison is a fascinating and educational attraction.
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