17th Parallel

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After the famous battle of Dien Bien Phu between the Vietminh and the French, which meant the end of the Indochina war, in 1954, it was signed an armistice in Geneva, dividing Vietnam along the 17th parallel. The north remained in the hands of communism and the south under Emperor Bao Dai and his first Minister Ngo Dinh Diem. In Vinh Moc travellers can visit the network of tunnels used by the Vietnamese to live and were strategically located on the border that separated North Vietnam and South Vietnam.