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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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“hanoi hilton” (995 reviews)
“vietnam war” (789 reviews)
“american pilots” (281 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Hoa Lo St | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3934 2253
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place was an eye opener into what has gone on in Vietnam. It is a definite must see place in Hanoi. One of those places you will never forget

Thank shipo666
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really interesting place where you can get an insight into Vietnamese history and culture. What's left still give you a really good feel for what the place was like when it housed heroic Vietnamese political prisoners at the hands of the dastardly French colonists, and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here and enjoyed a fascinating visit to what is left of the prison. The exhibition on US pilots was lighter relief than some of the exhibits from earlier French rule. The museum is well laid out and you can just follow the room flow....More

Thank paulgreyn0lds
Reviewed 2 days ago

The prison aka Hanoi Hilton is a lesson in history. Although slanted towards the Vietmanese perspective it is a good review of history of the prison and how life as a prisoner was.

Thank Russell1078
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Extremely moving place to visit. Was surprised how emotional I bacame as I walked through this place. Well layed out and as you wonder though reading listening and interactive learn more about this massacre and the invasion of Vietnam by the US and it's Allies....More

Thank aussiemade101
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hoa Lo Prison (aka Maison Centrale or the Hanoi Hilton) is a major piece of Vietnamese history and we recently spent an afternoon inside. Nothing prepared us for the barbaric conditions imposed on the original inmates - the Vietnamese people accused of political crimes by...More

Thank Frederic C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very well organised place. Very informative and thought provoking place. Feel bad for the vietnamese that were here under the french rule. They made it very patriotic for the locals.

Thank Noel_D1990
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place shows the dark spot in Vietnam history. In this now historical site, you will be shown the revolution, its idealogy, its method, and finally its leaders struggle to freedom. Be warned though, its not for the faint hearted especially when coming across the...More

Thank KennyLCC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner came here on our last day in Hanoi. The museum is very well set out and extremely thought provoking. The entry price is so cheap and there is lots of information and photographs to soak up. We would recommend!!

Thank SarahLou247
Reviewed 3 days ago

This brings it all home and must be a tough visit for americans?...When you read that America dropped more bombs on Vietnam than all the bombs dropped in WW2 it is frightening and President Nixon used the term "operation linebacker" as if it was some...More

Thank mike c
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Lisa M
29 November 2017|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly do this by yourself. We chose a half day city tour that included the prison and other important landmarks in Hanoi. The benefit was that we had an English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable and... More
Lisa M
29 November 2017|
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Response from yeowhong | Reviewed this property |
you can just do it on your own. it's relatively easy to move around in the compound.
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.