Hanoi Hilton prison a must see to start to understand their history. Not a long tour as there is not much to see but important to see the past well worth a spare couple of hours
Being a Vietnam Vet I just had to see this imfamous prison that I had heard so much about from the yanks during my tour in '69. I had a pretty good idea about what the French were up to and then the US but according to the photographs on the walls it really was portrayed as a Hilton Hotel.... More
It's not a "fun" attraction, but very much worth the time. Only a small section of the old prison remains and it has been made into a museum, but it gives you a real sense of what it was like. Easy to cover in an hour or two at the most, depending on how much you stop and read. It... More
This prison, dubbed the Hanoi Hilton by the Americans imprisoned there during what the locals call the American War, is a great way to get a potted history of the country from the time of the french occupation until the departure of the US. It contains some fascinating torture instruments used by the french and showed how humanely the US... More
I knew very little of what the vietnamese went through in the past. This prison really opened my eyes and I even became teary eyed when reading some of the stories.This is an absolute must visit place and a great place to understand some of vietnam violent past
This is an essential stop if you want to understand the history of Hanoi. I found it compelling, though it was difficult to absorb as an American with POWs held here and a somewhat subjective point of reference in the captions used on exhibits. In the end it was a very informative and rewarding part of my trip.
It is very fascinating to see Hoa Lo Prison how it changed from French Colonization to Vietnam war in 1970's (Hanoi Hilton Prison). Here you can also find McCain's old suit when he was first captured. Although, the museum is smaller compared to the original size of it to give way to the new developments around Hanoi. I am glad... More
So apparently this is still a working prison. While i got back to Hanoi after the "Hanoi Hilton" museum was closed, decided to walk to it at 7pm to see what was there. Unfortunately since it was closed, there really wasn't anything other than a plaque on one wall on the only less lit street side to see. The irony... More
I like the easy way the tour was laid out, with an easy to follow route soth at you do. Not miss anything. The exhibits were very good and the information at each exhibit was good and interesting. When we left zi Felton at we had gained a great insight into what it must have been like to have been... More
Spent over an hour at the prison, definitely a cheap activity to check out when you're bored. Wasn't big on the information that was provided there, felt like they were missing information, especially in the American pilot room. Also, some parts were confusing, I'd recommend reading a but about it before going.
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