Discover Inside The Victory Museum in Dien Bien
Located opposite the cemetery of Vietnamese martyrs in Hill A1, The Victory Museum (also called Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum) is a place to exhibit and introduce artifacts of Vietnamese and French armies in Dien Bien Phu campaign. Firstly, let’s read some brief information about the museum before discovering its inside. Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum was inaugurated on 5th May 2014 in celebration of 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory (7/5/1954-7/5/2014). It has a total area of 22.000 m2. Its main building, which was designed like a hat that Vietnamese soldiers used to camouflage, has a basement and a floating floor with a total area of 7.000 m2.
The overview of The Victory Museum
The museum exhibits nearly 1000 artifacts and photographs which are divided into some areas including a brief of 9 years of resistance against the French colonists (9/1945 to 9/1953), the progress of Dien Bien Phu campaign, the help of international friends to Dien Bien Phu campaign, international impacts of Dien Bien Phu victory and the room to honor Vietnamese heroes in the war. Inside The Victory Museum in Dien Bien
The statue of General Vo Nguyen Giap and the boards recording the names of People’s Armed Forces Heroes in Dien Bien Phu campaign are put in formal positions.
Throughout the entrance to visit the museum, there are icons of Vietnamese soldiers during the war against France colonists. In this photo, President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap and several generals were meeting for the campaign.
True pictures of two wars against France colonists and Americans are also displayed. What is more, delegations are guided thoroughly.
Particularly, visitors are extremely impressed by images of soldiers on Dien Bien Phu battlefield when they lived and combated.
This is an unforgettable image because it reappears the Vietnamese flag being on the top of De Castries tunnel to celebrate Dien Bien Phu Victory.
These Vietnamese soldiers were pulling the artillery up the hill on the battlefield.
This image is about the headquarter of Dien Bien Phu Campaign in Muong Phang. Here General Vo Nguyen Giap and the command had important meetings to beat the French colonists
The museum displays many weapons of Vietnamese troops and French colonists. This image is about a 105 mm artillery provided by the US military and then seized by People's Army of Vietnam in the Border Campaign of 1950. Particularly, it was used by Company 806, Regiment 45, Division 351 to shoot into Him Lam point in the opening of Dien Bien Phu campaign on 13th March 1954.
Appliances and utensils in the war are also on display at the museum. This photo is about a bike used by Cao Van Ty to transport goods in Dien Bien Phu Campaign. The car packed up to 320 kg.
Medical emergency forces treated comrades under tents.