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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
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Colloquially known as "Hanoi Hilton," this famous prison has been...

Colloquially known as "Hanoi Hilton," this famous prison has been mostly torn down. A museum occupies the remaining structure.

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İnteresting

İnteresting place to visit. İt is based in part the the actual prison that was saved after the prison closed in the 90's. There are videos to watch, actual cells to see plus many... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was interesting to read and learn about what happened here, but it was a long tour and very pricey for how cheap everything is in Hanoi. I love history, but I'm more of an ancient history buff and love old architecture and culture. This bored me a little, I'm ashamed to say bc what happened here is an incredible... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Treatment of Vietnam and later US prisoners becomes palpable. Mistreatment of the prisoners is made clear, although the government presents treatment of US prisoners as having been humane.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While I am not sure exactly what I had in mind it was not what I expected. I did not find it well organized or really informative - even with a guide. The information is more focused on the French period than on the Vietnam War

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

İnteresting place to visit. İt is based in part the the actual prison that was saved after the prison closed in the 90's. There are videos to watch, actual cells to see plus many artefacts from the prison's long history. There is a memorial there as well to remember those that had been held there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The famous Hanoi Hillton, first you have to understand that this prison was build by the French during there occupation of Vietnam. Therefore most of he history is on the French side of things. There is US history as well, but if you are an American, you may be surprised by the propaganda. But it is well worth a visit.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place should be on every visitor's list as it is both informative and dramatic, well laid-out and atmospheric.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I only believe on anything if I see it. All items seem to be not real. This museum is only for local Vietnamese people. Recommend not to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting placenta, well preserved, you can see how the Frensh traded the Vietnamese patriots

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My son (14) and I visited here in Jan17 It is worth the visit, and reasonably priced Unsurprising, the history is very weighted in favour of Vietnam, so the happy smiling pictures of the American POWs seem incongruent with the reports that the POWs brought back

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a facinating prison, with a spooky atmosphere, and there was half priced entry for students which is always a bonus. However the information inside was quite one sided so I recommend reading up on the history beforehand or bringing a guide book with you

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