I know this is something you should see but it was difficult to see the conditions and the pictures of what so many people endured. You must make up your own mind.
This place cost approximately $2 AUD to get in. It does not take a long time but is a great brief first glimpse into the history of the Vietnam war and what happened when people were arrested during this time.
Great museum for a quick visit and probably one of the Must visits in Hanoi (along with the Mausoleum). It was well laid out and organized. The information and exhibits were well explained. I do wish there was more information on the Vietnam War days and how the prison was used.
The prison was very well kept. You could see the cells and there were many artifacts. It was very interesting to see the spin on how things happened...The scrap book with the American POWs was very interesting. I would've enjoyed seeing how many came in vice how many did not make it out. Having Senator McCains book highlighted with his... More
The prison is now a decently interesting museum. Most of it was torn down to make way for a skyscraper that went up next door. So, if you take a look up from the courtyard of the prison you will be gifted to see a car park. The museum itself is rather meager. There are much better museums in South... More
Before my trip to the prison, I new very little of Viet Nam culture or war history. The prison was an eye opener. I have been alone and with a tour guide, the tour guide will surely help to decipher the time period you are learning about, and make sure you do not miss anything. The gift shop is a... More
Value for money - you get to see where the prisioners were kept. The site is worth the money you pay for as opposed to the History museum. The presentation was very good and there is a structure to this place. It might be worth reading up a little bit about the histroy before you visit.
This is a hard prison to visit but well worth it. Unfortunately the men's part of the prison has been torn down for a high rise, but the is still plenty left to see. Well done, and excellent descriptions of prison life. Eerie in a way with life size people in some cells. Lots of memorabilia.
If you are interested in Vietnam war history this is a good place to go. We thought the presentation was quite good. I almost found it more interesting then the war history museum in Hanoi. Thought it was a pretty moving place and there was enough English interpretation to understand the stories. Worthwhile to visit.
This was better than I expected. The descriptions were well done. There was history from pre Vietnam war (interesting) and also a lot about the prisoners from the US during the war. It's distressing but not horribly disturbing so you aren't a total wreck at the end.
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