Definitely worth a visit as much of the prison premise has been preserved in its almost original state. Each exhibit was accompanied by clear descriptions.
About Hoa Lo Prison
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At less than £1 entrance fee this is a must visit, all the signage is given in both English and Vietnamese there is also a very informative video with English subtitles all of which give the visitor the sad history of this prison and a...More
very interesting visit to see the french colonial history in vietnam - the information in English was intentionally written in a nationalistic and patriotic way to glorify their people who led to independence, and later their humane treatment of US soldiers during the vietnam war....More
Very interesting displays and information on how the prison has been used, especially with regards to USAF prisoners. You can make you own judgements.
A visit to the hoa lo prison should not be missed.....visiting the prison will give you an understanding regarding the French occupation of Hanoi and also the struggles of the Vietnamese people's history..... Buy the guide when you pay to enter as this really helps...More
The prison museum is interesting and does give you a flavour of what happened and what it must have been like, but the information there is pretty poor, at least in English. They told you what things were and what had happened, but didn't explain...More
They had lots of pictures, videos and you get to see the cells with some Vietnam War Relics. It went more in depth for the time when the French ran the prison and the escape of the Vietnamese politicals and their freedom. Worth the trip...More