Discover interesting things in the Headquarter of Dien Bien Phu Campaign
Muong Phang commune in Dien Bien district was chosen as the headquarter of the Committee of the Dien Bien Phu campaign 60 years ago. This place marked the memories between local people and General Vo Nguyen Giap who led the Dien Bien Phu campaign that ended the Vietnam’s war and opened up a new development of Vietnam’s revolution.
The historical relic site of the Dien Bien Phu campaign headquarter was located in Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district, about 35 kilometers from Dien Bien Phu city.
Lying around 1.000 m above sea level, the headquarter of Dien Bien Phu Campaign is cover with the forests. The forest is called General forest where General Vo Nguyen chose as headquarter of Dien Bien Phu Campaign from January to May 1954. The reason why General chose this place as the headquarter of an important campaign is “ the forest protects soldiers and inhabitants and the forest also encircles the enemy”.
Some interesting destinations in Dien Bien Phu campaign headquarter.
The headquarter of Dien Bien Phu campaign was built along a small stream, running around Pu Don mountain. With the area of appropriately 90 kilometers, the headquarter was arranged in a in a continuous system including trenches and camps that was very suitable for combat condition and ensure confidentiality and safety.
You can see the hut where General Vo Nguyen Giap worked and others huts for discussing information and military operation.
Over time, many facilities have been damaged heavily because of the impact of harsh weather but they are also restored especially the hut and working tunnel of General Vo Nguyen Giap and Chief of Staff Hoang Van Thai. One important thing that makes tourist surprised is the headquarter of Dien Bien Phu campaign just lies 25 kilometers far from the headquarter of French in Muong Thanh.
Climbing to the top of Pu Ca hill, You can see the Muong Thanh valley, former bases of French army including the hills called Dim Lam, Doc Lap, D1, C1 and A1, the famous Muong Thanh bridge.
Relics of the headquarter Od Dien Bien Phu campaign also consist of watchtower No 1, the information and communication tunnel, the monitoring station, the meeting hall and the Politburo tunnel.
Especially, You can find out some interesting things about Hoang Cam stove. This is a kitchen that conceals smoke very effectively to ensure the safety.
Situated on the outskirt of Dien Bien Phu city, the headquarter is still the important part among the relics of Dien Bien Phu victory and an attractive destination of Dien Bien province.
Many years have passed but the Headquarter of Dien Bien Phu campaign is well- preserved by Muong Phang people. This destination has attracted many tourists from home and abroad who would like to understand more about the history and people of Vietnam travel..
Headquarters of Dien Bien Phu Campaign is located in the primeval forest in Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district, about 27 km from Dien Bien Phu city on road and about 10 km to the East by air. This was the important Headquarters of Dien Bien Phu campaign. Here, General Vo Nguyen Giap along with campaign commander gave the attacking directives and orders which were critical to the success of each battle culminating in the all-out attack on all battle fronts on 7/5/1954 which led to ‘the legendary victory which astonished the whole world’. Choosing Muong Phang forest to be Headquarters of Dien Bien Phu campaign represented the strategy and military intelligence of Vietnamese people.