Vietnam Sights


Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison Review

Originally built by French colonizers to house Vietnamese political prisoners, Hoa Lo prison later held American prisoners of war and was called "Hanoi Hilton," a name given in sarcasm because the conditions were actually quite miserable. In the 1990s more than half of the prison was demolished; the gatehouse was converted into a museum that highlights the cruelty of the occupying French but whitewashes prisoner treatment during the American War, as the Vietnam War is known locally.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Pho Hoả Lò, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, 100000
  • Phone: 4/38246358
  • Cost: 20,000 VND
  • Hours: Daily 8–11:30 and 2–4:30
  • Location: Hanoi
Updated: 07-10-2013

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