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“Hanoi Hilton!”
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.
San Francisco
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“Hanoi Hilton!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

One of our friends wanted to visit here and glad we did. It's not too far from the center of the city and it's great reading and seeing the Vietnamese perspective of the Vietnam/American War.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Interesting although slightly subjective”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was one of the places I most wanted to visit in Hanoi, and I'm very pleased that I did. Although quite small, I found the displays to be interesting - particularly the US section. There is a definite difference in the way different periods are presented - the French were barbaric and the US pilots were treated like princes. This is quite common in Vietnamese displays though, and is interesting in itself!

Visited August 2013
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“good place worth to pay a visit”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

They have the video image showing how Americans bombarded Hanoi during WW2 and how strongly they faught back.

For that historical archives I think its worth to go. It only cost you one dallor anyway.

Visited September 2013
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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“Very thought provoking”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went here with our guides from Hanoi kids. They were able to give us more detail than you can read on the exhibits. In the west we only see the American viewpoint and it was good to see it from the other side. You learn a lot but you learn a whole lot more with a guide.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Interesting history”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Vietnam's history is very interesting (even if it is now being told a little less accurately than it should). The prison tells the ale of a brutal colonial period.

Visited October 2012
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