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Hanoi War Sites Walking Tour

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Hanoi War Sites Walking Tour

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  • Save money and time since it’s free

  • Insight into the Vietnam War and its consequences

  • Revealing interesting facts about Vietnam & world history

  • Trustful and friendly local tour guides who really understands Hanoi


Vietnam is a country with a long history of many resistance wars against foreign invaders. If you are a history buff, Hanoi War Sites Tour should be on your must see list. This tour will give you an insight into the period of Vietnamese War and its consequences. Our destinations will be Vietnam Military History Museum, Hoa Lo Prison and the Long Bien Bridge.

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  • Start Pick-up

    Our tour guide’ll pick you up at your hotel or the meeting point according to the pick-up time arranged. We’ll then begin our Hanoi War Sites Tour.

  • Military History Museum

    Our first destination is Vietnam Military History Museum.

    Established in 1956, this is the first Vietnamese museum about military, specifically about the Communist Party and People’s Army of Vietnam. There’re thousands of artefacts such as tanks, guns and aircraft wreckages.

    The museum not only educates Vietnamese citizens about their own tradition but also helps tourists gain insight into hardships of Vietnam through long history of devastating wars against the French, American and Chinese as well as courageous Vietnamese people.

  • Hoa Lo Prison - The Hell on Earth

    Next, to continue our Hanoi War Sites Walking Tour, we take a 15-minute walk to Hoa Lo Prison.

    Hoa Lo Prison, was once called “Hanoi Hilton” by the American prisoners. Many Vietnamese revolutionaries such as political prisoners and patriots against the French colonial government were captured here. During the Vietnam War, American prisoners were also held in here.

    French colonialists built this major prison of both Central and Tonkin on the city outskirts in 1896. The French name of Hoa Lo prison at that time was Maison Centrale. Its Vietnamese name was Nguc That Hanoi (Hanoi dungeon).

    Displays at Hoa Lo Prison focuses on the French colonial era including guillotine room. The original machine with a heavy blade that slided down a wooden frame is still kept in the prison.

    This is actually an ideal destination in Hanoi War Sites Walking Tour. Here, you can gain deeper insight into the struggles of Vietnamese people during war time and the secrets behind the winning againsts the French and American.

  • Long Bien Bridge

    Long Bien Bridge will be our final destination for this tour. Long Bien Bridge is a product of the famous architect Sir. Gustave Eiffel who designed the Eiffel Tower.

    Long Bien Bridge is more than a hundred years old and is an important historical witness of Hanoi. Take a walking tour of this fascinating structure to learn more about how this bridge survived through wars and take some gorgeous photos.

    After that, our tour guide will take you back and drop you off at your hotel. We finish our tour here.

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Goode Myrtle

Writen on Nov 24, 2018

I recommend going with a tour guide, very nice and extremely friendly. Did you know that the Vietnamese invented the crossbow. Be open minded when visiting. Realize that there is two sides to a war.


L Micheal

Writen on Nov 27, 2018

Built over the Red River towards the end of 19th century , disigned by Gustave Eiffel , some people call it the Dragon bridge . Partially destroyed during the Vietnam wars . An iconic attraction of Hanoi , both for tourists and for locals . Hope for a clear weather and take your cameras with you , walk on top of the bridge , watch local "just married" couples/lovers taking photos on the tracks . and use your cameras yourselves . Beware of the flow of motorbikes around you when getting up/down the beautifully lit up bridge (at night). Very nice and friendly tour guide!

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