Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Dien Bien Phu

The scene of the decisive battle of the First Indochina War, Dien Bien Phu is synonymous with the defeat of the French colonial powers in Indochina.

The frontier city of Dien Bien Phu, located in the northwest of Vietnam close to the border with Laos, was the site of the decisive battle of the First Indochina War (1946-1954). The French Indochina garrison based in the city was finally defeated by the Viet Minh forces after a 57-day siege, a defeat which marked the end of French involvement in the region and led to the partioning of Vietnam into North and South.

Dien Bien Phu

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