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Address: 1 Hoa Lo St | Phu Khanh village, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: 04-824-6358
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Colloquially known as "Hanoi Hilton," this famous prison has been mostly...
Colloquially known as "Hanoi Hilton," this famous prison has been mostly torn down. A museum occupies the remaining structure.
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within walking distance of old quarter and an easy detour from the majority of other attractions definitely worth swinging by. Probably 1-2 hours at most you could spend here, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The "Hanoi Hilton" has a story that must be told.... history must never repeat itself. The prison is a must see as it tells a horrific story with great detail....no trip to Hanoi would be complete without a visit to the prison which brings a realism and history lesson that is important to remember. Maybe a bit too confronting for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

within walking distance of old quarter and an easy detour from the majority of other attractions definitely worth swinging by. Probably 1-2 hours at most you could spend here, but definitely a well preserved piece of history with enough written information and exhibition-style pieces to keep it interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton, this place (only part of it was preserved) was a sad reminder of the sacrifices arising from war and political conflicts in the past... you can't help but imagine the painful footsteps and cries of the inmates whose feet stepped on the grounds in the past, the untold stories of many heroes and folks...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend this as a stop when visiting Hanoi. Lots of history here. Some of the images and displays can be sad, but highly worth the visit. It's unfortunate that most of the prison was demolished. But you still get an understanding and appreciation of the entire prison and its history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The buildings are what is left of the original Hanoi prison, where French enprisonened objectors to their occupation and then later home to us Air Force pilots ( including a now U.S. senator) during the Vietnam war. A good introduction to the official view and history of conduct during the Vietnam war, which is an amazing background to the very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit and cost only 30,000 dong, very informative and for us the best attraction in Hanoi. (And we did the city tour) we visited here on the second day of our canceled halons bay trip! It was a Fifteen minute walk from our hotel (the Morgan's) excellent hotel in the old quarter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Video, photos, artefacts, all displayed with well planned and well designed layout. Making visiting enjoy the information with fruitful knowledge and mind thought in return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A cruel journey through the treatment of Vietnamese prisoners during the war. The prison itself has been prepared very well for tourists to take a tour through the various rooms and remnants from the war.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Cheap to get in, there's a small English guide book you can purchase at the ticket booth but the displays throughout are also in English (we survived fine without a guide but I'm sure they could provide you with another perspective). Well laid out using the old buildings which make it more realistic. Covers the period from when Vietnamese were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Provides an interesting perspective into the French Occupation and the imprisonment of political prisoners.

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Address: Address: 1 Hoa Lo St | Phu Khanh village, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: 04-824-6358
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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