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“very moving”
Review of Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Colloquially known as "Hanoi Hilton," this famous prison has been mostly torn down. A museum occupies the remaining structure.
Melbourne, Australia
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“very moving”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Although now a quarter of what it once was this prison - known to us as the Hanoi Hilton, provides a very moving and graphic account of condition the prisoners faced. I found it very moving and at times had difficulty continuing. I had difficulty with the fact that humans can continue to treat each other in this way. Make your own decision but be prepared. it is well worth visiting.

Visited April 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Glad We Saw It”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Average in it's presentation but above average in the historical significance of this place. Interesting point of view of what happened there. Too bad they allowed a huge hotel to build overtop of most of it.

Visited April 2012
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“Fascination to learn - unmissable!”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Plenty to learn aboput the war, prisoners and the Vietnamese people

Visited March 2012
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Good visit with some outdated propoganda”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

The Hoa Lo Prison, dubbed the Hanoi Hilton by US servicemen during the 1960s, has a history dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. I didn't realise this until I visited the place, which made it all the more interesting. The section about the North Vietnamese treating the US PoWs fairly is pure propoganda material dating back to the war. Also I'm not sure if some of the images of the female PoWs under French rule are authentic as they appear in the War Remants museum in Saigon as images of PoWs under US occupation of Con Dao. Other than that, very interesting place and good for a short-ish visit, around 40-50 mins.

Visited March 2012
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“surprisingly good display”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

so much learnt from a trip here and from the displays (original conditions of cells) and info on the boards

Visited March 2012
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