The visit of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
November 14, 2017
Early afternoon 11/11/2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed Ha Noi Capital from 2017 APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang. 16h45’ Secretary of State visited Hoa Lo Prison Historical Relic, as “Ha Noi - Hilton” during The Viet Nam War.
On the visit of 11/11, Deputy Chief of Mission in Vietnam Caryn McClelland with delegation. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and delegates interested in visiting Ha Noi’s places, where related to US pilots in The Viet Nam War, especially related to Senator John McCain as Hoa Lo Prison Historical Relic, Truc Bach lake - where John McCain parachuted after his aircraft was shot down on October 26th, 1967.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visiting Hoa Lo Prison Historical Relic
PhD. Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy - Manager of Administration Board of Hoa Lo Prison Relic
welcoming Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Hoa Lo Prison in the period from 1964 - 1973 as a camp for US pilots, who were captured in mission to attack the North Viet Nam. Among those US pilots in Ha Noi - Hilton, there was John McCain, Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee; Douglas Peterson, the first United States Ambassador to Vietnam.
In Hoa Lo Prison Historical Relic, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also visited the exhibit in the era of French colonialist, the time when Vietnamese political prisoners were detained and suffered. With determined wills and the leading of Party, revolutionaries successfully overcame countless difficulties and pains in prison, many of them became leaders of the Party and State.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visiting the panorama of Hoa Lo Prison
As itinerary in Ha Noi, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also visits US embassy, Tran Quoc Pagoda and in the evening, Secretary of State with President Donald Trump attend a State Dinner with Viet Nam President Tran Dai Quang.
Hoang Cao Tien - Education and Communication department
The US Senator and his relation with “Hilton - Hanoi”
The last visit to Hoa Lo Prison Historical Relic by Mr John Sidney McCain was on June 31rd 2017 before he found having cancer and died at the age of 81. He had visited this place many times where he...
The late visit of an American friend
It is an excellent tour and all the relies and authenticity is appreciated. The Hanoians and Vietnamese are beautiful people and a warmth surrounds them. Thank you for a beautiful experience.
Meeting with memory keepers
By researching local history, the tourists want to understand Vietnamese people and heroic defense strugglings of this nation. The relic contain a part of Viet Nam traditional history, where...