Dien Bien Phu Museum
Dien Bien Phu Cemetery
The immaculately maintained Dien Bien Phu Cemetery commemorates the Vietnamese dead, each gravestone bearing the gold star of the...
There are tanks and a monument to Viet Minh casualties on this former French position, known to the French as Eliane and to the...
French War Memorial
The formal French War Memorial, erected on the 30th anniversary of the 1954 battle, commemorates the 3000 French troops buried under the...
The Coffee Shop
One of a row of modern cafes on this street, we like the smiling staff and brick-and-wood decor here. It serves Vietnamese coffee and...
You're probably only in town for a night so meet the locals at the bia hoi gardens along Ɖ Hoang Van Thai. There's decent and cheap...
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Dien Bien Phu Museum information
This well-laid-out museum, contained in a space-agey modern structure, features an eclectic collection that commemorates the 1954 battle. Alongside weaponry and guns, there’s a bath tub that belonged to the French commander Colonel de Castries, a bicycle capable of carrying 330kg of ordnance, and photographs and documents, some with English translations.