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 c…
There are tanks and a monument to Viet Minh casualties on this former French position, known to the French as Eliane and to the Vietnamese as A1 Hill. The elaborate trenches at the heart of the French defenses have …
The old Muong Thanh Bridge is preserved and closed to four-wheeled traffic.
Though not much more than an overgrown crater, this is the bunker where Chief Artillery Commander Pirot committed suicide.
The immaculately maintained Dien Bien Phu Cemetery commemorates the Vietnamese dead, each gravestone bearing the gold star of the Vietnamese flag and a clutch of incense sticks.
The formal French War Memorial, erected on the 30th anniversary of the 1954 battle, commemorates the 3000 French troops buried under the rice paddies.
The huge Victory Monument, commemorating the 1954 battles, presides over DBP's main road.