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Dien Bien Province

Geography

Dien Bien Province is on the North-West Vietnam. It is next to Lai Chau , Son La provinces, Laos and China. The province has many mountains stretching along north-west and south-east direction. Muong Thanh Valley is largest one of this region. The topography includes forests, high mountains, narrow valleys, small plains, and springs.

Climate: Dien Bien is mountainous tropical area. There are the dry and the rainy seasons. The average temperature is about 21ºC - 23ºC.

Tourism

Dien Bien possesses charming natural scenery such as Pa Khoang Reservoir, Tham Bang Cave, Ban Phu Citadel, Museum of Dien Bien Phu Victory.

Dien Bien are also proud of many historic sites: Noong Nhai Vestige, Muong Phang Forest, especially, Dien Bien Phu Vestige with a global well-known victory in 1954.

Traveling from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu, it takes 1 hour by plane. But by road, travelers go over kilometers of mountainous road and cross Pha Din Pass. The stretch of road goes uphill and downhill alternately with many sharp bends. It is a memorable event for everybody in this superb mountain.

Dien Bien Travel Guide

  • Pa Khoang Reservoir is located in Muong Phang Commune, Dien Bien District, 20km from the Dien Bien City. Initially, Pa Khoang was just a stream. However,...
  • Located in Muong Ang District, Dien Bien Province, Tham Bang Cave (Hang Thẩm Báng) is extremely large as well as deep, with a height of 100 meters...
  • Ban Phu Citadel, also known as Tam Van or Sam Mun, was built in the 15th century in Dien Bien Phu City, Dien Bien province. It covered an area of dozen of...
  • The Museum of Dien Bien Phu victory lies opposite the cemetery of Vietnamese martyrs in Hill A1, which is now in the center of Dien Bien Phu City, Dien...
  •  The forest is where the General Headquarters of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign was located and now becomes a destination for those who want to come to...
  • Accompanied by myths about love and loyalty, Pa Thom Cave is not only a natural wonder but also a holy place in the belief of Dien Bien peopleParts of Pa...
  • If you are visiting Dien Bien in general and Dien Bien Phu in particular, seeing De Castries Bunker is a must because this humble bunker is, no doubt, a...
  • Dien Bien, one of the most famous highland provinces in Vietnam, is remembered mainly by the bunkers and shelters of French Army, which were left over after...

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