Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu is a mountainous region in the Northwest, located on Muong Thanh field, Dien Bien Province, which is 454 km northwest of Hanoi city; the Northwest borders Yunnan province - China; West and southwest borders Laos. This is the homeland of the Thai ethnic group in Southeast Asia. Dien Bien Phu City is famous for the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 between Viet Minh commanded by General Vo Nguyen Giap and the French colonial army commanded by General Christian de Castries. The Battle of Dien Bien Phu is mentioned as the greatest victory of Southeast Asian countries against Western power.

dien bien phu historical victory museum
Dien Bien Phu Historical Victory Museum

Because it is only 30 km from the border of Laos, Dien Bien Phu is an important trading center to transport food to Laos and Thailand and the goods to the northern provinces of Vietnam.

Dien Bien Phu climate is cool all year round, suitable for exploring the sights so you can come here any season of the year.

Tourists can reach Dien Bien Phu by road from Ha Noi which takes about half a day or you can also fly from Ha Noi to Dien Bien by Vietnam airline. If you visit Dien Bien from Sai Gon, you need to fly to Ha Noi then connect the trip to Dien Bien by flight or by car.

Dien Bien is a province with great potential for tourism development, especially in the cultural-historical field. The most prominent is the system of Dien Bien Phu victorious historical relics including Headquarters of campaign Dien Bien Phu - Muong Phang; Him Lam, Ban Keo, and Independence bases; Hills A1, C1, D1, E1 and the center of the French headquarters corporation (De Castries Tunnel Area). Along with visiting the battlefield, visitors can also enjoy the Muong Thanh valley and visit neighboring villages.

The season of ripe rice in Dien Bien (from August to the end of September) is the most beautiful moment in Muong Thanh field. The golden rice fields stretching along the Nam Rom River bring out the beauty of Dien Bien and are also attractive scenes for a photo tour.

In front of the My Thuan bridge, Hang Tom Bridge in Dien Bien used to be the largest cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam.

Located between the two provinces of Dien Bien and Son La, Pha Din pass - one of the four great peaks of Northwest Vietnam appearing through the photographer's lens is like a bridge connecting the two banks. This is also the dream destination of many adventurers, the feeling of conquering the wild and lyrical nature gives us many indescribable emotions.

Next to Pha Din pass, the westernmost point of A Pa Chai is also one of the must-visit places for adventure travelers.

Located between Muong Thanh and the center of Dien Bien city, Pa Khoang lake appears with the image of a bridge spanning the monument and an interesting ecological point. Coming here, visitors will admire the beautiful natural scenery with immense green forests surrounded, embracing the lake surface, enjoy the pure, rustic but charming natural flavors. In particular, you can also take part in boat swimming activities on the lake to explore the mysterious scenery or anchored a corner of the lake with your friends for a fishing competition is also a great idea.

Besides, there are many caves, hot springs, and local villages, local tribe markets… that you can explore in Dien Bien Phu. You can experience community-based tourism in cultural and tourism villages. Here, you will immerse yourself in the local life of ethnic minorities, explore unique traditional culture, rich indigenous nuances of the Northwestern region, enjoy folk songs, dances and taste culinary with tasty dishes made by the people in the villages.

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Don’t forget to enjoy the specialties of Dien Bien with many delicious and famous dishes such as Grilled fish, grilled chicken, Dien Bien sticky rice, Muong Thanh bird sticky rice, braised duck with banana flowers...

You can combine a trip to visit Dien Bien and the Northwest of Viet Nam to enjoy the splendid and marvelous nature of the North Mountainous Viet Nam. The road from Sapa to Dien Bien is also one of the most beautiful sceneries for tourists to make a lifetime trip.

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