Hoa Lo Prison Relic

Hoa Lo Prison was known to Americans as the Hanoi Hilton, a grimly ironic moniker coined by American pilots incarcerated here from 1964 to 1973. A high-rise now occupies most of the former prison grounds, but the old jail’s southeast comer was preserved in 1993 as a memorial. In the Death Cell sector, you’ll find one of two guillotines used by the French and a metal barrel used for water torture.

Hoa Lo Prison was known to Americans as the Hanoi Hilton, a grimly ironic moniker coined by American pilots incarcerated here from 1964 to 1973. A high-rise now occupies most of the former prison grounds, but the old jail’s southeast comer was preserved in 1993 as a memorial. In the Death Cell sector, you’ll find one of two guillotines used by the French and a metal barrel used for water torture.

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