Hoa Lo Prison offers gifts and fresh experience to visitors on reopening day
Update: May 14, 2020
Hoa Lo Prison Relic Site in Hanoi is offering gifts to the first 500 tourists upon reopening on May 14, after being closed under social distancing rules for COVID-19 prevention and control.  

Hoa Lo Prison offers gifts and a fresh experience to visitors on reopening day (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

Visitors to the site are invited to experience an automatic audio guide with 35 touching stories about people, events and objects at the prison. They can also join various activities including an exchange with historical witnesses, a contest to help them learn more about the prison’s history, and incense offering at the prison’s monument.

An exhibition, entitled “The Desire of Freedom”, will open at the prison on the occasion, with works on display highlighting the determination of revolutionary soldiers to escape from the French colonial prison in order to continue to their struggle for freedom.

Many other tourist attractions in Hanoi also resumed their operations from 8 am this morning, including the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, and the house at 48 Hang Ngang Street where President Ho Chi Minh wrote the Declaration of Independence.

The site’s management board has adopted necessary measures on epidemic prevention and control to ensure the safety of visitors and avoid spreading of COVID-19, including cleaning and disinfecting the site, and measuring visitors’ body temperatures and providing them with hand sanitizers.


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