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A place to visit as part of our Indochine war and where and why we loose war too..to understand... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
St. Petersburg, Russia
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The attraction is to stand and take in the lie of the land and experience the site of part of the battle......

If you have read books such as the Last Valley (The best account) Hell in a very small place, or... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitting on a high hill with a commanding view of the town and airfield this is a good place to start a battlefield tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ColonelBangkok
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This vantage point was crucial in the battle of Dien Bien Phu. 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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Climber36185334576
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is one of the best wartime bunker systems you will visit in the world. One of the most strategic locations in the siege of Dien Bien Phu, but just a small part of the huge infrastructure that the defensive network was. This is a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MickofTourdeTimor
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

A place to visit as part of our Indochine war and where and why we loose war too..to understand stupidity of our general in those time ..

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EdgardGM
Reviewed March 27, 2018

If you have read books such as the Last Valley (The best account) Hell in a very small place, or Valley of Death, and want to put flesh on the bones of your knowledge of the battle then it is an absolute must to stand...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

The war history was so clear with the excellence guide by the staff. The lost was so big for both sides - the French and the VietMinh. The French just didn’t understand the Vietnamese history and culture...

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank nguyenlebac
Reviewed December 16, 2017

You can walk inside the trenches, and you can see the view the Viet Minh would have had. It is really well laid out. Huge bomb crater is a mind blower

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank HelenR1812
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Site ans cenetery very well maintained. More thank with a visit even of or is hot.also visite museum cross the streeft.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank FrankTerneuzen
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I believe this is a very unique battlefield site. Well maintained trenches and bunkers but there no descriptions to read about them. A few monuments are scattered on the grounds. You can't help but feel the pain and suffering that soldiers from both sides experienced...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank scottofhawaii
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

It's so simply , and it cost 15k/ person. You should visit when come to Dien Bien Phu, nice view , see the tunnels, tank...memories

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Louis-LVP
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