Dien Bien province

Traveling to Dien Bien is a journey to explore the historical land and magnificent natural landscapes of northwest Vietnam. The most prominent site is the Dien Bien Phu Battlefield, marking the glorious victory of the Vietnamese people. Visitors can explore A1 Hill, the De Castries Bunker, and the Dien Bien Phu Museum to learn about the heroic struggle of the army and the people.

Additionally, Dien Bien features Pa Khoang Lake, an ideal destination with its peaceful scenery, clear blue water, and fresh air. Visitors can engage in activities such as fishing, boating, and camping amidst the beautiful nature.

Muong Phang Village, home to the command base of General Vo Nguyen Giap during the Dien Bien Phu campaign, is another attractive destination. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the historic days and admire the pristine beauty of the mountains and forests.

Exploring Dien Bien wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the unique culture and cuisine of ethnic minorities such as Thai, H'Mong, and Dao. Visitors can savor local specialties like smoked buffalo meat, sticky rice, and thang co.

Traveling to Dien Bien offers the chance to experience a blend of majestic nature, rich historical heritage, and diverse culture, with each destination providing unforgettable memories.

Did you know? The name "Dien Bien" was given by Emperor Thieu Tri in 1841, derived from the district of Ninh Bien. "Dien" means steadfast, and "Bien" means frontier, thus "Dien Bien" signifies the strong frontier of the nation.

  • Area: 541 km²
  • Population: 57,400 people
  • Region: Northwest
  • Administrative divisions: 1 city, 1 town, and 8 districts
  • Telephone code: 215
  • License plate: 27

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