Hill A1 historic site pivotal to Dien Bien Phu Victory

Speaking of the Dien Bien Phu campaign, Hill A1 emerges as the site of the fiercest battle, playing a pivotal role in Vietnam's historic victory.

As the highest and strategically most crucial among the five eastern hills guarding central Muong Thanh, Hill A1 was heavily fortified by the French with formidable artillery defenses.

Following intense combat, on May 7, 1954, Vietnamese soldiers successfully breached Hill A1, marking the beginning of the final decisive assault on the French command center and securing the complete victory of the Dien Bien Phu campaign.

Today, Hill A1 bears only remnants of its trench networks, serving as a testament to its historic battles. Key structures have been meticulously restored and preserved.

The echoes of bombs have long faded, and the sacrifices of countless soldiers have become part of the homeland's soil.

Approaching the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory, visitors deeply feel the profound sacrifices of the heroes and martyrs who laid down their lives for our nation's independence and freedom.

Seventy years have passed; Hill A1 still proudly overlooks Dien Bien Phu city. It stands as a place for visitors to honor the heroes and martyrs, instilling patriotism and national pride in future generations./.