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This prison was quite a somber experience. The cells very small. John McCain was held here as a prisoner of war. There is also a guillotine, which was quite shocking. There are lots of pictures of the prison and prisoners.
A sobering experience to what these poor people had to go through all those years ago.
History is very important and the prison exhibition is well preserved.
I would recommend a visit to learn about what happened.
Parts of this place can be confrontational, however it is an important reminder of history of his country to understand what has take place in the past . The building is well preserved and gives a very good insight . It will take 60-90 minutes...More
The propaganda in the whole story they tell is absurd and laughable. In this century all information can be found on the internet; One has to be very simple of mind to believe all these obvious nonsense. All communists are noble and the rest of...More
It was mostly propaganda museum to promote communism and how their comrades worked to liberate Vietnam from their French oppressor. They also showcased how well the captured American Pilots were treated nick naming the prison Hanoi Hilton. I am assuming that they are saying the...More
We wandered through this prision it was fasinating we had 4year old child with us she asked lots of questions she said it was sad that people were kept in the dark. Great information if you have an hr or so and very inexpensive.
A must see when in Hanoi.
It is full of information about the various uses of the prison. It shows in detail the terrible conditions the prisoners went through. Walking distance from the Old Quarter. We spent 2 hours there wandering through and reading all...More
Response from donmountford | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Tori C, cannot help re the lacquer maker as I didn't look at the gift shop.
I found several shops in Saigon District 1 that sell excellent lacquer goods and may be available vis the internet/