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Leaving Nha Trang
Dec 10th, 2021.

Fri Dec 10
Off to Hanoi

Sat Dec 11
Sommerset & Nghi

Sun Dec 12
Quiet Day

Mon Dec 13
Norwegian embassy

Tue Dec 14
Off to Dien Bien Phu

Wed Dec 15

Dien Bien Phu

Thu Dec 16
Back to Hanoi

Fri Dec 17
Back to Nha Trang

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Time to leave Dien Bien Phu. But first, a little bit more sightseeing.


Bunker hill A1 was closed at 1130.

So we went to the market. Here is June on the French built bridge over to the market area.

Lovely lake.

One of the locals with their characteristic pointed hat.

All kind of roots.

Martin at the far side of the bridge.

More roots.

June bought some herbs for 100K VND or 3.5 USD. Expensive.

Lovely lake.

Martin at the edge of the lake.

Plenty of herbs.

Then back to the restaurant and the shop.

Hai, our driver.

Giant hornet (The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), including the color form referred to as the Japanese giant hornet,[2][3] is the world's largest hornet.) honey cake.

Bunker A1 is closed. Martin disappointed outside.

So we went for lunch. Here is June and Hai enjoying their food.

Martin with his dried goby fish. Had a lovely taste.

Giant hornet honey comb. Impressive.

Fancy wooden chairs and very expensive.

But they are impressive.

Martin with the table made from giant tree trunks.

The shop that sold Martin his swimming goggles last time in Hanoi.

Another impressive wooden structure.

And the best beer in Vietham, the Hanoi beer.

Having a drink before lunch.

Bunker Hill A1 is open at 1400 hours. Here one of the French tanks.

Martin at the track.

The tank is missing a wheel or two.



The tank is overlooking the valley below.


The sandbags are solid concrete to last.

Plenty of them.

Entrance to one of the bungers.

Explanation of the is massive bomb crater, made May 1954.

More trenches.

A massive bomb crater.

Martin in in one of the trances.

More Martin.

Explanation about the final battle at this place in May 1954.

Last trench.

Ammo box used as a path marker on the way.

The Victory Monument of Dien Bien Phu. Vietnam's biggest bronze structure.

It is impressive.

Martin as a silhouette next to the monument.

Martin at the foot of the monument.

The steps that Martin did not want to walk up on. Better with a car.

Martin is puzzled by the facts that there are no windows on the house.

This is the other side of the house. No window.

Martin said good bye to his favorite war machine, the bottle tank.

At the airport, Christmas trees again.

We arrived at our hotel, Paragon NoiBai Hotel and pool. The pool was half empty with a lot of stinking water at the bottom. Not nice.

Here it is.

Martin at the far end with his thermometer around his neck. No water to measure.


Price not bad, some 640K for the night.

Across the street, a Mom and Pap restaurant.

We ordered chicken hotpot and got a live one.


A lot of vegetables in the drink.

Before adding, now the dead chicken to the brew.

Then let it boil for 5-10 minutes and it is ready to eat.

They had Hanoi Beer in 1 liter plastic bottles. The cheap version

On Thursday December 17th, it was time to return to Nha Trang.

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Last updated on Januaary 02, 2022 at 10:24 hours.