The Hoa Lo Prison Museum also attracts a lot of visitors. During the American war this was called the "Hanoi Hilton" as POWs were incarcerated in this prison. The prison has a long history being built by the French in 1896. The prison was used by the French to hold Vietnamese who were fighting for independence. The French guillotine and torture methods were ruthlessly applied. Adjacent to the prison is a large modern skyscraper.

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Maison Centrale Prison also known as Hao Lo Prison - more commonly known as the Model layout of the Hao Lo Prison. Layout of Hao Lo Prison Ankle irons. Wall motif. Model of Vietnamese prisoner incarcerated by the French. Irons for ankles and concrete bench. Squat toilets in the prison. Prison yard. Prison yard at Hao Lo Prison. View of modern skyscraper from Hao Lo Prison yard. John in prison cell at Hao Lo Prison. Mannikins representing Vietnamese prisoners. Photo of prisoners scalps. Guillotine.
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