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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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20:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 20:00 - 17:00
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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Very interesting piece of history

We asked our guide to drop us off here at the end of a very packed day of sightseeing as it wasn't included in the tour. We found it very interesting (although the explanations... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being American, you would think the Hanoi Hilton is simply a Vietnam conflict building. That is not the case at all, there is more historical value to this location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We asked our guide to drop us off here at the end of a very packed day of sightseeing as it wasn't included in the tour. We found it very interesting (although the explanations are rather one-sided!). Felt it was definitely worth a visit if you have an hour to spare. Not huge but quite impactful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thankfully we decided to visit the prison museum, it was above and beyond our expectations. Indeed it was lots of grim with a depressing atmosphere. The preserved prison quarters and life sized models made a strong visual impact. Though the narratives were a little dramatic and one sided, this is expected of most museums. Given it's convenient location and wealth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to learn and understand history from the point of view of the Vietnamese on the past wars

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beyond the propaganda and use of language such as emotive words in the description of artefacts, the prison makes you feel like you can only imagine half of what it must have been like for the captivated - and for that, it was even more moving. If you can go with a fluent friend/tour guide who can read/translate Vietnamese, the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What remains of the prison that was called the "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War is quite small but we found this to be a worthwhile visit. This small prison museum focuses mostly on the history during the French era. It gives a good perspective of what the conditions must have been like during the time it was a prison.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was good to understand what had happened historically at this prison. It was rather small and focused on what happened under the French occupation of Vietnam.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum seemed to repeat itself re facts and details on the signage. The info on US pilots captured and held there was interesting but some wording seemed like propaganda. However, it was an interesting viewpoint.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This prison was built by the French at the end of 19th century. It tries to give an impression of what conditions would have been like, including one room with life size figures of inmates. The cells used for punishing one or two prisoners conveyed more of a sense of the brutality of the place. The genuine guillotine is pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The price of entry was not bad, 20,000 local And once in you won't regret it, so much history and so much to see. The place is well laid out, with a good explanation as to the horrors inflicted on the inmates. There is also interesting sections about the American (imperialists) and there stay during the Vietnam war There is... More 

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