Dien Bien Phu
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Known to the Vietnamese as A1 Hill and to the French as Eliane, this area was once part of the French fortification. Now, it is home to a monument paying tribute to Viet Minh soldiers who died while fighting the French army.
Bunker of Colonel de Castries
This old French battle defence has been recreated as tourists have shown an interest in the area’s history. Explore the bunker and check out some of the discarded tanks around it - remnants of the battle now 60 years ago.
As a town with a bloody history, cemeteries are one of the main “attractions”, so to speak. On one side of the Ron River is a French cemetery with a monument commemorating the 30th anniversary of the battle; on the other side, the Dien Bien Phu Cemetery for fallen Viet Minh soldiers.
Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum
Visitors can learn more about the history of Dien Bien Phu through five exhibits discussing its location, the strategies of both sides during the war, and the present-day city.
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Dien Bien Phu Itineraries
Lap up the best of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 15-day luxury tour, taking you from Hanoi to Siem Reap. You’ll be mesmerized by Halong Bay’s limestone karsts, exchange cultural insights in the Black Tai villages, and step into the ancient Khmer Kingdom at Angkor Wat, while staying in some of the region’s best hotels.
- 15 days / 14 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $9,000
Muong Thanh Hotel
The Muong Thanh Hotel is a familiar, western-style oasis in the midst of a beautiful, yet remote and foreign landscape, a welcome comfort to travelers. The 4-star hotel is located in the colorful center of in Dien Bien Phu. The newly upgraded hotel is equipped with two restaurants, a spa, swimming pool, bar, discotheque, sports facilities and tourism center. Centrally located, guests can explore the surrounding sites including the famous, historic battlefields and restaurants to try some of the local specialties with ease. Guests may expect comfortable, spacious, clean and well-furnished rooms along with professional and warm service.
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