Historic Dien Bien Phu Victory through pictures – Visit Muong Phang relic site in Dien Bien

Last update 15:18 | 08/05/2017
Historic Dien Bien Phu Victory through pictures

On May 7, 1954, the Dien Bien Phu Victory ended French colonial rule in Vietnam. 63 years later, Dien Bien Phu city, where the historic event took place, has underwent drastical changes.

On December 1953, the Party central committee and President Ho Chi Minh decided to begin the Dien Bien Phu campaign aiming at the French army headquarters base.
General Vo Nguyen Giap (second right) watched over the battle field for the last time before giving orders to begin the fight.

Vietnamese soldiers passed Muong Thanh Bridge to attack the centre of the base.

Vietnamese soldiers fought on Hill C.

Vietnamese soldiers pulled a rocket launcher into the battle field.

General Vo Nguyen Giap presented the People’s Army flag to outstanding units during the Dien Bien Phu campaign.

Raising the victory flag ​on top of the bunker of French General de Castries

General de Castries (centre) and French army staff officials at the base surrendered.

Captured French soldiers walked in lines after the battle

Nowaday Dien Bien Phu City

The local museum on the Dien Bien Phu Victory

A1 Hill (also called Eliane 2 by French troops) – the site of the most famous battle of Dien Bien Phu campaign – has become a  tourist attraction.

Muong Thanh Bridge today

A local street named after General Vo Nguyen Giap


Last update 17:43 | 10/05/2017
Visit Muong Phang relic site in Dien Bien

 Muong Phang historical relic site, in Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district, used to be the command post of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign, where General Vo Nguyen Giap commanded the campaign.

The Muong Phang Victory monument
The entrance of the tunnel under the mountain connecting the offices of General Vo Nguyen Giap and Deputy Chief of Staff  Hoang Van Thai

Hoang Cam kitchen in the relic site

The meeting room where conferences were held.

Tourists at the Muong Phang historical relic site

Tourists at the Muong Phang historical relic site

The tunnel where the information agency based.

The tent where General Vo Nguyen Giap used to live and work.

The tent where General Vo Nguyen Giap lived and worked as seen from outside.


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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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