Him Lam Hotel

Address: Him Lam Ward, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Him Lam Ward, Dien Bien Phu, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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    Travel Blogs from Dien Bien Phu

    Dinner with the Locals

    A travel blog entry by mike.kenney on Apr 10, 2015

    ... teens came up to us and asked if they could practice speaking English with us. One boy, named Coffee, spoke English very fluently and got so excited when we accepted his offer to have dinner with him and his family. Coffee was only 15 years old, but he was a very friendly and outgoing guy who apparently always tries to speak to foreigners in town. Later on his dad picked us up from town and drove us to his house. There they prepared ...

    On Beatrice Hill

    A travel blog entry by enos on Mar 09, 2015

    1 comment, 9 photos

    ... barrages killed the commanding officer and all his staff and from that point on the battle was virtually lost. The VM artillery used a strategy not used in modern warfare in that they could actually see their targets as opposed to firing blind from long range or from behind a hill and thus were able to gain great accuracy. Once Beatrice fell, and it was lost , retaken and lost again, the northernmost points of the French defenses including the airfield were at the mercy ...

    In the bunker

    A travel blog entry by enos on Mar 08, 2015

    33 photos

    ... fortifications were on hills. The leaflets say the bunker was "recreated", does this mean it was moved? But other literature says it was connected to Hill Eliane by a trench and this is feasible as Eliane is probablly half a K away.
    So, saw the bunker and off to a museum which has the usual assortment of guns and other weapons. Lots of stuff about the gallant attackers but not one oodle of deference to the French for their gallant defence.
    Visit over I ...

    Why Dien Bien Phu?

    A travel blog entry by enos on Mar 07, 2015

    8 photos

    I have always been a voracious newspaper reader starting at an early age. My first memory of reading a newspaper was the headline in probably the Melbourne Argus, DIEN BIEN PHU FALLS. I asked my mother what it meant and although the details are murky the name has stayed with me in the intervening 60 years. It would have been May 1954 when I first saw those words and now I am here. Coming from Hanoi with its plethora of French buildings I land in a big country town ...

    Dien Bien Phu and nearly the Laos border

    A travel blog entry by msafiti on Dec 02, 2014

    13 photos

    After travelling for 14 hours on the night bus from Sapa to Dien Biên Phu, with all sleepers full, locals travelling cheap sitting in the aisles and two crates of chickens on the roof, I was ready for a rest. The road passed through mountains, with creaking bridges, steep sides and wandering buffalo. The bus nearly ...