Hoa Lo Prison relic site, known in French as Maison Centrale (meaning central prison), is an attraction in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district.
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
Guillotine was used by the French to execute prisoners
Hoa Lo Prison relic site now becomes an intriguing destination to visit in Hanoi, attracting many domestic and foreign tourists
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 is a venue for educating kids on history and patriotism
Hang Bac is viewed as the “most expensive” among Hanoi’s 36 old streets. In the past, people living on this street relied on three major jobs, involving silver ingot and jewellery making, and money exchange.
These coffee shops provide not only favorable locations for lensmen but also good snacks and dishes with affordable prices.