Dien Bien Phu’s Tourist Attractions

Dien Bien Phu city is known for the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 between Vietnam army (led by General Vo Nguyen Giap) and the French army (led by General Christian de Castries). Dien Bien Phu victory was decisive blow defeating NAVA military plan, rupturing the hope of the military and politics in France, quickly turning the face of war, providing the basis for the victory diplomatic struggle at the Geneva conference.

Top tourist attractions in Dien Bien Phu Vietnam

Today, coming to the city of Dien Bien, visitors can see the historical monuments which remain almost intact to denounce the crimes of the French and they are also the main attractions of Dien Bien.

Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam

Visiting sites Dien Bien Phu

The name of Dien Bien  is given by King Thieu Tri in 1841; Dien means solid, Bien means border, borderland. Phu Dien Bien (Dien Bien), in Thieu Tri reign, consisted of 3 regions: Ninh Bien, Tuan Giao and Lai Chau.

Dien Bien has the tropical climate of high mountains with 2 seasons, rainy and dry seasons. The average temperature is about 21ºC – 23 ° C.

Historical relics of Dien Bien Phu was officially ranked national historical monument on  April 28th, 1962. Dien Bien Phu victory Monument was built on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the victory of Dien Bien Phu (2004 ). Currently, avenue 279, the main street and the largest road of Dien Bien Phu, runs along the Muong Thanh valley, the intense battle in the past .

The outstanding monuments of Dien Bien ancient battlefield are Hills A1, C1, C2, D1, Hong Cum, Him Lam, Doc Lap (Independence) Hill, Muong Thanh Bridge and airport, command tunnel of General Do Catri.

A1 Hill in Dien Bien Phu history

A1 Hill is located in Muong Thanh Ward, Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province.

Hill A1 stretches in the Northwest – Southeast direction, including 2 tops: 490m high peak in the Northwest, and the 493m high peak in the Southeast  . A1 is the denote that Vietnam army set for the hill. After many fierce battles, at 4 am of 05/07/1954, Vietnam army captured the hill A1.

A1 Hill in Dien Bien Phu

Today, visiting Dien Bien Phu, visitors will see a monument on the Northwest top of the hill A1. This monument was built in the style of “three mountains”, which is high in the middle and low on two sides. In front of the monument, there is an incensory, a tombstone, the icon of the national flag of Vietnam.

Museum of Dien Bien Phu victory

Located in the 1st street, Muong Thanh Ward, Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province, Dien Bien Phu Museum was built in 1984 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the historic victory of Dien Bien Phu.

Dien Bien Phu Musium

Pha Din Pass

Pha Din Pass is located on the road from Hanoi to Dien Bien, at the boundary between the provinces of Son La and Dien Bien.

Pha Din Pass- The way to Dien Bien Phu

The pass is 32km long with rugged, protruding terrain. Pha Din means Sky and Earth. According to local legend, this is the border between heaven and earth.

Thang Bang cave

Located in Muong Ang district, Dien Bien province, Tham Bang cave was ranked as a monument and is one of the tourist attractions. This is the cave with natural beauty and remains intact. The cave is broad and deep, nearly 100m high, with many niches. In the center of the cave, there is the big rock which is as flat as a table. Looking at the cliffs, stone ceiling, we can see many stalagmites, stalactites forming the shape of the dragon, phoenix, lion, kneeling elephant or beautiful orchid flowers. Tham Bang is not only a beautiful stone cave, but in this cave, local people have also found some kind of ax, stone pestle used to grind food, some pieces of fossilized animal bones.

The most cave in Dien Bien Phu Vietnam

Not just a historical base, but also a place owning spectacular and beautiful natural scenery, Dien Bien Phu is the ideal destination for those who want to learn about the history of the nation as well as the beauty of the mountains and visit the Northwest land of the country.


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