The supply trench at Eliane 2 at Dien Bien PhuVietnam battlefields include travel and tourism information, photos of the sites of various battles during the Vietnam War and other Indochina Wars such as Franco-Viet Minh War, wars against the Chinese invasions,...

The purpose of our guides are to engage you in visits to Vietnam's battlefields then and now, to provide you with necessary information and analysis so that you could work out something for yourself. Do not hesitate to contact Paradissa war travel expert for a customized battlefield tour or historical tour which will surely arm you with full information and knowledge of the battles that once took place in Vietnam...

  •  Dinh Hoa is a valley surrounded by high mountains. In the valleys, there are hills and mountains of various heights. The area housed the seat of the Viet Minh's government during the Franco-Viet Minh War (1947-1954). Visiting Dinh Hoa, you'll travel back in time to learn about a very important period in the modern history of Vietnam.

  • The battle of Khe Sanh which took place from 21 January to 8 April 1968 commanded wide attention from the world media. For 77 days, Khe Sanh was under constant ground and artillery attacks by the People's Army of Vietnam. Khe Sanh since has also been the focus of many controversies and has remained a mystery among historians and political analysts as to the meaning of the attacks by the People's Army of Vietnam...

  • Paradissa’s guide to battlefields in Vietnam are dedicated providing information on the former battlefields in Vietnam which could be of interest to those who love to learn about the Vietnamese history.

  • Cu Chi is 65 km (1.5 hour drive) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel network of Cu Chi became legendary in the war for facilitating the local guerrillas to gain victory over the American troops.  At its height, these three-leveled tunnels stretched over 250 km. Touring Cu Chi, the travelers would learn more about the war and the resilience of the Vietnamese.

  • Gulf of Tonkin is the sea area between Vietnam and China. Hai Phong Port in the Gulf of Tonkin was the biggest port in North Vietnam at the time. Via Hai Phong, North Vietnam received aids from outside during the war. Historically a lot of conflicts in Vietnam started in Hai Phong thanks to its strategic location.

  • Ham Rong Bridge of Thanh Hoa Province, 163km south of Hanoi, was considered to be one of the symbols of the Vietnamese resilience during the war. Ham Rong Bridge was the only bridge across the Ma River ensuring the flow of man-force and war materials by road from North into South Vietnam.

  • The French started attacking Vietnam in 1857 and managed to invade Sai Gon, southern Vietnam in 1858. From 1858 to 1865, the French marched northward and gradually invaded all of Vietnam. Along with its neighbors Laos and Cambodia, Vietnam was put into a French colony called Indochina.

  • By 1959, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the elements of what later became known as the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam had realized that it was not possible to have the country re-unified via a general election as stated by the Geneva Accord in 1954, and that  the only way to bring the 2 pieces of the country together again was through a military victory.

  • 6December1950: De Lattre was appointed the high commissioner of Indochina and military commander of French forces in Indochina. De Lattre wanted the supreme powers in the army and in the politics to have all tools to make his plan into reality.

  • The Battle of Hoa Binh in 1951-1952 during the Franco-Viet Minh War or the First Indochina War was among the most important battles that helped to shape up the course of the war.

    Destinations: Hanoi, Hoa Binh
    Tour Theme/Activity: History, Battlefield
  • The valley derives its name from the nearby Drang River in Vietnam's Central Highlands, was the site  of the first major encounters between U.S Army and the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN).

  • Ly Thuong Kiet Campaign by Viet Minh in 1951 also known as Nghia Lo Battle was a military operation to remove the French posts at Nghia Lo in Yen Bai. All Viet Minh's attempts were without success, but the operation left good lessons to Viet Minh's commanders and soldiers. And they did show that they learned the lessons through their susequent campaigns...

  • Son My had been a little peaceful village bordered to the south by the Tra Khuc River and to the east by the East Vietnam Sea. Son My was divided into different hamlets, designated My Lai 1, 2, 3, 4 respectively.

  • Phu Tho Province is located in the North-West of Vietnam; bordered to the north-east by Tuyen Quang Province, to the east by Vinh Phuc Province, to the south-east by Ha Tay Province (Hanoi now), to the south by Hoa Binh Province, to the west by Son La Province and to the west and north-west by Yen Bai Province. The capital of Phu Tho Province is Viet Tri City, 80km north-west of Hanoi.

  • April 1952, Raoul Salan was appointed to be the Commander in Chief of the French Forces in Indochina after the death of the predecessor De Lattre and the defeat of French forces in the Battle of Hoa Binh.

  • By mid 1954, the French had realized that it had lost the war to the Viet Minh and would not want to fight further. The Geneva Conference was held on the 20th and 21st of July 1954 to solve the problems in Indochina producing a number of agreements to settle the war. The set of agreements was called the Geneva Accord.

  • After the Geneva Accord in 1954, the north and the south of Vietnam was temporarily divided at the 17th parallel and the Ben Hai River was the temporary military demarcation line. The Demilitarized Zone (or DMZ) of no more than 5km in width was created on either side of the Ben Hai River.