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Hoa Lo Prison sees sold-out tours after innovative service debuts

With new tourism services and social media use, Hoa Lo Prison has seen a big jump in the number of visitors.

Exhibition features memories of brutal US bombing campaigns

Memories of the hardest times of two destructive campaigns by the US in the north of Vietnam (1964-1972) will be presented to the public at an exhibition at Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi from Monday.

Tour tells moving stories about Vietnamese female revolutionaries

A new tour of exploring Hoa Lo Prison has been launched every weekend since October to honour female revolutionaries whose sacrifice contributed to the overall victory of the national revolution.

Hoa Lo Prison among leading historic prisons worldwide

Famed travel website Traveloompa has named the Top 10 historic and famous prisons for travelers to visit worldwide, with Vietnam’s Hoa Lo Prison included in the list.

Night tours of Hanoi’s historic Hoa Lo Prison

Another night tour of Hanoi’s historic Hoa Lo Prison has made debut, taking visitors on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

Hoa Lo prison set to launch unique night programme

The Management Board of the Hoa Lo Prison relic site have announced plans to start a unique programme aimed at providing tourists with a unique experience when learning about the colonial prison, with the scheme set to run from July 24.

History comes to life on heritage tours

Heritage education has been effectively used to boost tourism development in Hanoi, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic caused vast damage to the local and national tourism sector.

Hanoi attractions reopen for tourists

Historic sites and tourist attractions in Hanoi reopened to tourists on May 14 nearly two months after being closed to prevent the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus.

Tourist sites in Hanoi close to be disinfected amid COVID-19 fears

Both historical relic sites and popular tourist destinations located throughout Hanoi have been temporary closed whilst thorough disinfectant measures aimed at preventing the further spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are carried out.

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.

Hanoi exhibition highlights revolutionary prisoners

An exhibition which recalls heroic stories about the willpower and resilience of Vietnamese revolutionary prisoners during the country’s liberation experience is being held in Hanoi.

Hanoi exhibition tells stories of peace

An exhibition themed “Diary of Peace” is taking place at the Hoa Lo Prison relic site in Hanoi to mark 20 years since the capital city was honoured the City for Peace by UNESCO.

Hanoi exhibition tells stories of peace

An exhibition themed “Diary of Peace” was opened at the Hoa Lo Prison relic site in Hanoi on July 2 to mark 20 years since the capital city was honoured the City for Peace by UNESCO.


Hoa Lo prison - must-see stop on any tour of Hanoi

Hoa Lo prison - must-see stop on any tour of Hanoi

Hanoi honours its miost fearless ’cook’

An exhibition entitled Ever Shining Faith opened yesterday in Hanoi featuring revolutionary heroes such as Nguyen Duc Canh, Tran Phu, Le Hong Phong, Ha Huy Tap and Nguyen Van Cu.

Son of American POW befriends captors

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thomas Eugene Wilber was 12 years old when his father’s plane was shot down in Vietnam and taken prisoner.

When bombs rained down on Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – Documents, photographs and memorabilia of American prisoners of war went on show at Tim Lai Ky Uc (Finding Memories) in Hoa Lo Prison yesterday and will run until February.

War relics in northern Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Visiting Hoa Lo prison or Son La prison can help tourists imagine the suffering caused by war and respect the peace today. Here are destinations in Northern Vietnam for tourists.

Son gifts dad’s POW memorabilia to prison

VietNamNet Bridge – Many years after being released from Hoa Lo Prison, US veteran Walter Eugene Wilber still felt grateful to the Viet Nam Government for his good treatment. He always wanted to visit Viet Nam and the prison once again,

Five holiday travel hotspots

 VietNamNet Bridge – Here are five of the top holiday destinations in the north of Vietnam to visit during the upcoming six-day Reunification Day holiday filled with historical artefacts.