Hanoi prominent attractions with extremely attractive if you want to take a
1 day tour in Hanoi, you can not ignore is the Hoa Lo Prison
Besides the images of torture, torture of prisoners brutally, the guillotine was brought Hoa Lo prison head top 5 most gruesome destination in Southeast Asia.
Located in Hoa Lo Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi (which is located on land belonging to the village of Phu Khanh, Tho Xuong district) were French colonists built in 1896, that is only 4 years after the "hell on earth" begins built in Con Dao. Hoa Lo has a total area of over 12,000 m2, is one big prison and most solidly Indochina at the time.
French named of this prison Maison Centrale at that time, meaning Central house.This is the central jails of both the Center and Northern Vietnam origin, detained both including those of political prisoners and patriots fighting against the French government from 1896 to 1954.
Design construction of Hoa Lo prison allows frequently contain about 500 prisoners with detention regime, extremely repressive coercion, brutal. Along with the most barbaric weapons of French colonialism is the giant guillotine machine, the Hoa Lo Prison is known as one of the most horrible prison at the time, or list of the top 5 most scary places South east asia.
The cell, dark, cramped cell, lack of air. The guards here are notorious, senior prison govern ready persecution, even killing of prisoners.
French colonialists with particular emphasis in the construction and selection of materials to build the prison. Iron Door Systems, Key was brought from France, which were strict censorship before construction.
Cachot (dungeon) used to captured prisoners who broken the rules of the prison (organized struggle, organizing escapes, revolutionary propaganda). Cachot at Hoa Lo is "hell of hell", small cell, dark. Here the prisoner locked up in isolation, shackled at night, to eat and sleep hygiene in place, making the floor upside detained prisoners are not covered. Cachot prisoners detained after a short time is edema, blurred vision, full body scabies due to unsanitary, light and oxygen.
Cachot (dungeon) used to detain prisoners who broke regulation of prison like as organize the fight, organizing escapes, revolutionary propaganda. Cachot at Hoa Lo is "hell of hell", small cell, dark. Here the prisoner locked up in isolation, shackled at night, to eat and sleep hygiene in place, making the floor upside detained prisoners are not covered. Cachot prisoners detained after a short time is edema, blurred vision, full human scabies due to unsanitary, light and oxygen.
Worst in Hoa Lo is a medieval guillotine, was designed by two wooden pillars 4m high with blades is kept aloft by closing. Here is the guillotine has killed many leaders of Vietnamese revolution
May 1/1930 guillotine was transported to Yen Bai beheaded 13 soldiers in the uprising Yen Bai (leading by Nguyen Thai Hoc). This barbaric weapons in prisons operate continuously, used flow from this jail to other jails around Tonkin.
colonial prison has its own torture extremely cruel for female inmates as ample power at the municipal police in Hanoi or a crude walking stick to use corporal punishment on vulnerabilities of women political prisoners.
The prison is surrounded by stone walls reinforced high 4m, thick 0.5m sustainable remains after more than a century.
The edge of the fence tight bottle flakes, pieces of porcelain and high voltage grid system makes any inmate must also shy when thinking of escape.
From such strict regulations, the French assured and proud to Hoa Lo Prison that "in can not get out and out can not get in", " ants would not get through it." but there were many prisoners escaped successfully return to the revolutionary organization.
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