Hỏa Lò Prison – Hanoi

This is a must-see life experience if you’re visiting Hanoi.

Definitely not a happy place to be but I think that it’s something you just need to do when you’re there.

It’s the remains of a prison which was used by the French Colonists for political prisoners. The majority of the prison was destroyed back in the 90’s but this part was kept as a museum.

If you’re not aware of the history of Vietnam then definitely read up on it, it’s incredibly interesting and eye-opening to what this world has suffered and endured. If you’re not one for history then the information provided and the prison itself will give you a good idea of what went on and why it is still there.  

Here’s just a glimpse of what’s inside, I didn’t really want to give anything away!