Located in Muong Thanh ward in Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province, A1 Hill possesses three defense lines.

De Castries's bunker is 20m in length and 8m in width, including four rooms for both boarding and working.

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Dien Bien City is located in Muong Thanh Valley which is approximately 20km long and 6km wide. this city is 35km from the Laos border and 474km to Hanoi.

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The Museum of Dien Bien Phu Victory lies opposite the cemetery of Vietnamese martyrs in Hill A1, the center of Dien Bien Phu City.

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Kho Mu Village in Dien Bien.

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Pa Khoang lake lies in the centre of ranges of mountains, in a place of beautiful natural sceneries. In spring, mist covers ranges of mountains and small houses which create a mysterious picture.

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The Black Thai Ethnic Minorities, one of 21 ethnic minority groups living in Dien Bien.

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Tuan Giao attracts a lot of ethnic minorities who still dress in the traditional way .

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Dien Bien is the northern province of Vietnam, there are the different ways to get to this mountainous city such as by bus, train or the flight to Dien Bien where has the national airport Dien Bien Phu as well. Dien Bien City is located in Muong Thanh Valley which is far from Laos around 35km and 474km from Hanoi City the capital of Vietnam.


What to see in Dien Bien?

Dien Bien is very famous with the destinations such as Muong Thanh field with the area of 4000ha, this is the largest field in the northwest area of Vietnam, Muong Thanh field is very nice and impressive in the rice harvest. Beside Muong Thanh field, this city has Pa Khoang Lake with the different ethnic groups living at here such as Thai ethnic group, Kho Mu ethnic group….you also take a boat trip on Pa Khoang Lake to review the particular nature of the northwest. This mountainous city  is also very famous with Dien Bien Phu Museum, Ta Sin Thang Market, Xa Nhe cave, Pa Thom cave, Pha Din pass, U Va hot spring, Hua Pe hot spring, Muong Lay town…..

What other famous sights are closed to Dien Bien?

Dien Bien has the borders with Laos, so that after visiting this city you also catch bus to discover the famous destinations of Laos as Phongsaly, Pak Xeng, or one of the most famous sight in Laos is Pak Ou Cave. Dien Bien where is still called the forest and mountainous city is one of the most popular site in the northern Vietnam, if you are a traveler who prefer to explore and trek between a mighty landscape is this is an exact destination where you find. From this city, it is easy for the tourist to discover Sapa where is very famous in Vietnam with the mountainous landscape very beautiful and the ethnic groups to live. The tourist also catch a flight to arrive to Dien Bien in stead of by bus, although this airport is still small it is also very convenient for you to catch some flights arrive and depart here for your next destinations in Vietnam.

Where to stay in Dien Bien?

To explore full sights at here, you should take two day one night in this area, you can stay at the hotels in the center or stay with the local family in the village in Dien Bien, it will be a fun and different experience for you to stay with the locals at here because you will have a chance to find about the customs and habits of the ethnic groups in this area. Staying with the locals, you are enjoyed the local food very specially in this mountainous area.

What to eat in Dien Bien?

There are a lot of the special food which you should try one time once travel this place such as Dien Bien rice that is sold in almost cities around Vietnam, it is very famous and delicious. The second food is Black Chicken in Tua Chua, this kind of food is still appeared in the traditional weeding of the ethnic families. The next special food at here is Sticky Rice, Cham Cheo this is one kind of sauce very very special, Buffalo meat (the locals will hang this meat nearby in their kitchens until it is ripen)…..

Although Dien Bien is a located in the northern and remove area of Vietnam, it is worthwhile for the tourist to arrive here to have a chance finding about the customs and habits of the different ethnic groups at here, taking part in the traditional festivals of the locals, enjoying the most special food which is just available in this area, exploring the most mighty landscapes and taking the most beautiful photos where is just appeared in this place….

Top attractions in Dien Bien

  • Muong Thanh Valley Muong Thanh Valley or Muong Theng Valley or also called Dien Bien Valley is...