A very small attraction, reserved to commemorate that war. If you have time and are interested in that war, you can go and see
Stepping back in time to a place no one would ever want to end up. Imagine your feet shackled day in day out, no food no bathroom only the screams of your fellow men in the same pain and suffering as you. What did I do to deserve this, why have my captures done this, why why.The only thing to do is escape or face the guillotine.
It’s never nice to visit a prison, but what it does do is give you a real insight into the grizzly history of the city you’re visiting. In the case of Hanoi, the Hoa Lo prison is now a museum which shows a few sections to visitors and the rest is kept kind of under wraps. You can see how prisoners were crammed into the small cells and made to go to the toilet in cave-like places. Not a nice thing to see but if you like learning about the real history, then you’ll feel like you came away with a true sense o how it was during the war