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A stern and sobering reminder of the horrors of war and colonialism. A must visit in order to understand the history and idiosyncrasy of Vietnamese people. A little on the nose on the propaganda at some sections but everybody gets to play the game. Raw...More
A MUST see on your Vietnamese travels. Poignant to say the least. A sharp reminder that War is futile. From a historical perspective, fascinating, particularly in light of the recent death of Senator John McCain, who was incarcerated there for five year during the American...More
I think maybe I expected too much . I mean it was informational but just not realistic to me at all. I know they had to rebuild it obviously but I guess it just wasn’t what I expected. They did have some really cheap souvenirs...More
The museum inside the prison depicts torture and inhumanities the colonial capabilities subjected the Vietnamese. Such atrocities have been a typical occurrence among all of the colonial powers, whether it is the British, the Spaniards, the Portuguese or even the French. India has many an...More
We studied all the opposing reviews carefully and decided that as this was another important part of Hanoi’s history we’d go. Not disappointed. Naturally there is bias in depicting that the USA pilots imprisoned were well treated, but if you can look past that (...More
You can certainly do this by yourself. We chose a half day city tour that included the prison and other important landmarks in Hanoi. The benefit was that we had an English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable and... More
You can certainly do this by yourself. We chose a half day city tour that included the prison and other important landmarks in Hanoi. The benefit was that we had an English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable and made sure we didn’t miss important points or photo opportunities. Also included a great lunch and due to time of year, an air conditioned car which was a blessing.