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Hoa Lo Prison

1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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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 good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

We had to stop just for it's historical significance. Must remember that this is Vietnam's version of the story.

Thank trveler50
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It helps one to understand the history of Vietnam and the exhibits are very well displayed and interesting to both adults and kids.

Thank EKoHK
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you know anything about the history of the Vietnam war then this is a must to visit. It is well laid out. It shows how the French used it first as a prison for locals and then communists . Even has a guillotine. Then...More

Thank TanMan1111
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best historical sites you will visit in Hanoi! Very interesting and sad at the same time. Puts things into perspective. Well worth a visit!

Thank Delilah W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very good hotel in Hanoi. This hotel in old town , Only USD45. Room is big. Bed is king size, we have 2 adults and 1 kid. I was take a seat and drink coffee at balcony . I feel relaxe. At...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank thisiscrazy12
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Ollie S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit! Nice informative and well laid out! There was plenty to read and plenty to see including jail cells, gulliotene and pieces of the sewers that inmates crawled through to escape Hoa Lo Prison!

Thank bigtumm
Reviewed 3 days ago

...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

Thank CaPalm
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Melannie M
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10 May 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.
13 January 2017|
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Response from pauline o | Reviewed this property |
30,000VND, as I said in my review.
Stephanie C
18 November 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.