The Hoa Lo Prison and Temple of Literature
Trip Start Oct 14, 2009
48Trip End Dec 31, 2012
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Hoa Lo, translates literally as "fiery furnace" or "Hell's hole". The name, appropriate for the prison actually originated from the street name phố Hỏa
Lò, because this was a street where selling wood and coal-fire stoves were sold during pre-colonial times. The prison is a museum now and it was quite interesting and well done.
The Temple of Literature dates to the time of Confucius and the year 1070
the later Lý Chinese Dynasty (1009-1225).
You can see that I learned alot from Hue! I totally enjoyed my afternoon of touring, especially because I would not let Hue rush me to see lots of things. I prefer to take my time and really experience the things I choose to do. We concluded the afternoon relaxing at a cafe by another lake in Hanoi.