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Part of our tour of duties in Vietnam ..a place to go when in Dien Bien Fu for an historical trip... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
St. Petersburg, Russia
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Be aware the Bunker is closed for lunch from 11 to 1.30 daily. We arrived just as they were... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
Gabrielle H
Cabarita Beach, Australia
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Nguyen Huu Tho, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

The caches of Colonel Christian de Castries have been replicated. A few of the vehicles left lingered nearby, and you could see Vietnamese tourists setting up tunnels and waving Vietnamese flags, issuing a symbolic picture in the conclusion of the battle. A miracle of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Part of our tour of duties in Vietnam ..a place to go when in Dien Bien Fu for an historical trip ...

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

No info sadly and really nothing to see. However if you are aware of the history of this place then it is worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dominic P
Reviewed March 28, 2018

As with so many wartime relics and museums the actual existance of this "attraction" is due to the fact that it can serve as a focal point for Vietnamese Political nationalism and has propoganda power. The bunker is indeed the HQ of Colonel de Castries...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

chilling to think that these command bunkers for one of the biggest land battles of the Vietnam war are now just outside the city , I went there to see the battlefields and have been back 3 times now and have found new things each...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Good to learn abit about our history. But it was small. Just need about 30 min maximum here, no more.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

just something for the history of the place, and it seems that the French army didn't understand much of the Vietnamese culture and commitment to reach independence from colonial powers.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Gerd F
Reviewed December 16, 2017

You can just imagine being hunkered down in here with the Viet Minh firing on you. The rooms inside are pretty big. Makes the history real

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Seems to be well maintained. Admission is very inexpensive at 15,000 VND. There are no displays or information provided either in Vietnamese or English to learn something. It takes less than 5 minutes to see.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank scottofhawaii
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Be aware the Bunker is closed for lunch from 11 to 1.30 daily. We arrived just as they were padlocking the gate. Easy enough to find.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gabrielle H
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Response from 244yvesb | Reviewed this property |
I believe there was a small entrance fee.