Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi

Hoa Lo Prison relic site, known in French as Maison Centrale (meaning central prison), is an attraction in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district.

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Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi

A detention centre controlled by the French during the colonial period, then a prison for American pilots captured during the Vietnam War, Hoa Lo prison historic site is now an attractive museum

Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi

Hoa Lo Prison was where many generations of Vietnamese soldiers and revolutionary activists were imprisoned 

Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi

Guillotine was used by the French to execute prisoners 

Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi

Hoa Lo Prison relic site now becomes an intriguing destination to visit in Hanoi, attracting many domestic and foreign tourists

Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi

A detention centre controlled by the French during the colonial period, then a prison for American pilots captured during the Vietnam War, Hoa Lo historic site, now a museum, attracts many visitors

Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi

Hoa Lo prison in Hanoi comprises of tiny, damp and dark cells that evoke eerie claustrophobia, which would be multiplied by the use of manacles and the presence of rats

Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi

Cells where prisoners were shackled to their concrete cots are a terrible reminder of the cruelties of colonialism 

 
Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi

Hoa Lo prison is a venue for educating kids on history and patriotism

Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi

Visitors burn incense to commemorate fallen soldiers who passed away in Hoa Lo prison

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