The entrance to the prison shows the layout and the conditions encountered by the prisoners held by the French, many of whom later became leaders of the North Vietnam government.
Layout of the prison
The most moving displays are the stories of prisoners, both those held by the French and those held by the North Vietnamese.
Stories of prisoners held by the French
Stories of prisoners held by the North Vietnamese
Along the way on the path through the prison are also plaques listing and commemorating the people who have been held here.
Lists of prisoners
This has been quite a sobering and reflective visit, viewing the history and conditions of confinement in both eras of the life of Hỏa Lò.