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Hoa Lo Prison Relic

1 Hoả Lò, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

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About Hoa Lo Prison Relic

Hỏa Lò Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in French Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. The prison was demolished during the 1990s, although the gatehouse remains as a museum.


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St. Joseph's Cathedral0.46km from Hoa Lo Prison Relic

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Vietnamese Women's Museum0.57km from Hoa Lo Prison Relic

Materials, photos and objects displayed in the permanent exhibition show the role the Vietnamese women played in history and currently play in arts and in family life. The museum also organizes thematic exhibitions to show changes and development of the contemporary society.

Hanoi Train Street0.59km from Hoa Lo Prison Relic

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Hoàn Kiếm Lake0.71km from Hoa Lo Prison Relic

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Vietnam Military History Museum1km from Hoa Lo Prison Relic

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Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum1.13km from Hoa Lo Prison Relic

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