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Dien Bien Phu Travel Guide

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Dien Bien Phu is a small town in northwestern Vietnam.

It is the site of a major French defeat in the War of Independence which signaled the beginning of the end of French rule.

Dien Bien Phu has great historical interest to military buffs. It is also a useful stop and transport connection though on the way to other destinations in the area.

There has been recent refurbishment of aspects of the French defences as more tourist are showing interest:

  • French Command Bunker (west of River Ron)
  • Strong point `Elaine' (on east of River Ron)
  • Vietnam Military History Museum on Duong 7.5 about 3 kilometres south of central markets.

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