Hanoi, Vietnam
Wall mural at Hỏa Lò prison.

Hanoi, Vietnam

October 2017

Hỏa Lò was a prison originally used by the French colonialist in Indochina for political prisioners; it was then later used by the North Vietnamese for US prisoners of war during the Vietnam war, dubbed as "Hanoi Hilton" by the americans.

During the colonial era, inmates were held in subhuman condition and Hỏa Lò prison became a symbol of colonialist exploitation.

Most of the prison was demolished during the mid 1990's and what remains has either been converted to a museum or given other commercial use.