Vietnam War & French Influence in Vietnam

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Hanoi, Hanoi

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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This experience is the best way to enjoy and learn about Hanoi while avoiding the hot summer!

Whatever your age, you've probably heard about the Vietnam War, one of the most famous wars in modern history. This scenic tour will provide you an insight right into the period of the Vietnamese Battles and their consequences. Our visiting sites will be the Hoa Lo Prison and Vietnam Military History Museum.

If you are a history lover, the Hanoi War Sites Experience should be on your must-see checklist. You'll learn history from stories, not from textbooks! By the end of the experience, you'll have a deep understanding of the roots of history from the perspectives of the young open-minded Vietnamese.

Things to note:
Tickets and English-speaking guides are included in the price.
This tour is for a small group (maximum of 6 people). You'll have a great chance to ask lots of questions.
The Vietnam Military History Museum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, but the Hoa Lo prison is open all week.

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Tour Guide

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Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 90

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Vietnam Military History Museum
Our first and foremost visiting destination is Vietnam Military History Museum. Established in 1956, this is the very first Vietnamese gallery regarding armed
forces, particularly about the Communist Party and People's Army of
Vietnam. There are hundreds of artifacts like tanks, weapons as well as
aircraft wreckage.
The gallery not only enlightens Vietnamese people about their own patriotic
tradition but also supplies tourists with an insight into the hardships of
Vietnam via a lengthy history of the battles against the French, American and
Chinese army.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hoa Lo Prison
Later, to continue our Hanoi War Sites Walking tour, we take a look to
discover Hoa Lo prison. Hoa Lo Prison which was formerly called "Hanoi Hilton" by the American
prisoners. Lots of Vietnamese revolutionaries such as political prisoners as

well as patriots against the French colonial Federal government were
captured right here. Throughout the Vietnam War period, American
detainees were kept in this jail.
French colonialists constructed this main prison of both Central and Tonkin in
suburb in 1896. The French name of Hoa Lo prison back then was Maison
Centrale. Its Vietnamese name was Nguc That Hanoi (Hanoi dungeon).
Its original area was more than 12000 square meters nut now it remains only
more than 2000. In the 1980s, the contemporary authority demolished the
whole complex but they kept the gatehouse as a sort of museum dedicated
to resembling the wartime
Exhibits at Hoa Lo Jail concentrate on the French colonial age consisting of
the guillotine chamber. The original device with a hefty blade that slides
down a wood framework is kept in the jail.
This is, of course, a best-chosen destination in Hanoi War Sites Walking Tour.
At this museum, you can obtain a deeper understanding right into the
difficulties of the Vietnamese throughout the battle period and the secrets
behind the victory over French and American.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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