We had to stop just for it's historical significance. Must remember that this is Vietnam's version of the story.
About Hoa Lo Prison
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The French were terrible, brutal to the Vietnamese and the vietnamese adored the American PoWs they held in the prison. I wouldn't bother visiting. The lauguage did have comedy elements. Other museums in Hanoi are much, much better. The Women's, Ho Chi Minhs are both...More
If you're in Hanoi you need to visit the Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton). Although slightly jumbled in the order you walk through the museum is very informative and has lots of information in English for you to read. We spent a good few hours...More
...for some of us. I had an old college friend, Pete Giroux, who likely has forgotten me, but who was a captive there when the BUFF he piloted was shot down. I made the 4 hour (each way) drive from Halong Bay specifically to go...More
I'm so glad we visited this staged prison. It prompted my daughter to research the prison, the French occupying Vietnam and the "American War of Aggression". It was troubling to see the information being fed to the Vietnamese people but was very eye opening for...More