An attractive destination for the fan of history

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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.

Martyrs' cemetery hill A1 (Photo by Vietnam Typical Tours)
Dien Bien Phu is the capital of the province of Dien Bien situated in the northwest of Vietnam. The city is located in the basin of Muong Thanh, about 480 km from Hanoi. This valley is about 23 km long and from 6 to 8 km wide on average with 12 communes which include: Thanh Minh, Điện Biên, Thanh Xương, Thanh An, Noong Hẹt, Sam Mứn, Noong Luống, Thanh Yên, Thanh Chăn, Thanh Hưng, Thanh Luông and Thanh Nưa.

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 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.

If you are history buff, surely this will be one of your great destinations in Vietnam!

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