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Dien Bien Phu Travel Guide


To fully understand the historical of Dien Bien, you can read on the brief or you can as the tour guild or information booth at there. Remember to visit the rice field, one of the best rice field in Vietnam and the cemetery of the fallen solder.


Dien Bien LocationNorth Vietnam
Phone Code+84
Police EmergencyPhone No:113
Fire EmergencyPhone No: 114
AmbulancePhone No: 115
Hanoi - Dien BienTravel10- 10.5 hour drive

Dien Bien Phu OVERVIEW

Dien Bien is a northwestern mountainous province, located about 500km from Hanoi to the west. The natural area of the province is 9554.097 square kilometers with 438.135 people. Dien Bien terrain is complex composed of mountains stretching along the Vietnam - Lao border with 100km long. Interspersed with high mountains are valleys, small, steep rivers and streams allocated across the province. In particular, Muong Thanh valley with flat surface formed a vast paddy field.

Dien Bien has the tropical monsoon climate with cold and dry winters and hot and wet summers. The annual average temperature ranges from 21 to 23°C; the average rainfall is from 1700-2500mm; the average humidity is 83 - 85%. Due to the extensive natural area, dissected terrain, Dien Bien climate is divided into 3 distinct subregions including subregional climates of Muong Nhe, Muong Lay and plateau climate Son La and Ma River upstream.

Dien Bien is the ancient land. The province has various ancient monuments including Tham Khuong cave and Than Bua cave in Tuan Giao. In the 9th - 10th centuries, Lu people in Muong Thanh were the most developed in the area and controlled Sin Ho, Muong Lay, Tuan Giao. Under the French occupation of Vietnam, Hung Hoa was divided into provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Yen Bai and some districts were merged into Phu Tho

Dien Bien is a province rich in tourism potential, especially historical cultural aspect. The most highlight is the historical relics in the battle of Dien Bien Phu. Historical relics of Dien Bien Phu victory is the invaluable tourism resource, the gold mine of Dien Bien tourism. Historical sites of Dien Bien Phu consist of  headquarters of Dien Bien Phu - Muong Phang, Him Lam hill, Ban Keo hill, Doc Lap hill and hills of A1, C1, D1, E1 and command bunker of General De Castries. All are gathered into a continuous relic cluster evoking a vivid picture of the glorious historical campaign of the nation.

WHEN TO GO TO Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu experiences a cold misty winter from December to February (lows at night around 13 degrees and highs by day around 22 degrees). The summer months between June and August are hot (daytime average low thirties / nights low twenties), humid and wet. Despite that, travel is possible all year round. The valley is at its most beautiful in the wet months of summer.

HOW TO GET TO Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien  connects directly north of Hanoi . Local buses leave from the station are pretty uncomfortable. Or you can go by motorbike or hired car. The road is quite nice and the view is spectacular. But if you want to save time, you can use the plane.

WHAT TO DO Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu is one of Vietnam's most important battlegrounds. It'also one of its best preserved. Armed with war correspondent Although there're not much of fun activity to try but if you want to find out more about Vietnam past and history, then Dien Bien is a must. 
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