Prisons might not seem like ideal tourist spots but Vietnam is no ordinary place. To fully understand the country, one must not be afraid to delve into its history.
The Hoa Lo Prison reflects the changing fortunes of the people and the turbulence of the past. It was built by the French colonists for political prisoners, but was later used by the locals for US prisoners of war.
American POWs called it Hanoi Hilton. While most of the complex has been demolished, the gatehouse remains to serve as a museum. Learn about the stories of the former inmates through the displays including their living conditions, attempts to escape, and personal insights.Places nearby:
Giang Cafe: Serving egg coffee the Hanoi way 1 km / 0 mi
Detian Waterfall, China: The Chinese Vietnamese Transnational Waterfall 222 km / 138 mi
Central Plaza Mall: The Ultimate Shopping Experience 514 km / 319 mi
The Imperial City The Former Royal Capital Of Vietnam 538 km / 334 mi
Thien Mu Pagoda (Pagoda of the Celestial Lady): The tallest pagoda in Vietnam with an illustrious heritage 539 km / 334 mi