Dien Bien Phu

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With the Dien Bien Phu Battlefield Relics Complex, Dien Bien is currently considered one of the most attractive destinations on Vietnam's tourism map.

Many buildings to be cleared to preserve Dien Bien Phu relics

The project to conserve and improve the special national relic site of the Dien Bien Phu Victory until 2030 has recently been approved by the People’s Committee of the northern province of Dien Bien.

Beautiful golden shower trees brighten up Dien Bien province

With the blossoming of colourful Muong Hoang Yen, also known as golden shower trees, marking the beginning of summer, recent days have seen a sea of yellow descend on the streets of the northern province of Dien Bien.

Muong Phang relic site in Dien Bien at a glance

Muong Phang relic site in Muong Phang commune in the northern city of Dien Bien was the command post for the Dien Bien Phu Campaign, where General Vo Nguyen Giap commanded a victory that “resounded throughout five continents”.

Dien Bien: Changes in Muong Thanh valley

66 years after the glorious Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7, 1954 - May 7, 2020), the Muong Thanh valley, onced a fierce battlefield with the sacrifices of many heroic people, is gradually reviving and changing day by day. 

WE NEVER KNEW: Napalm use during Vietnam's French-American War

No one knew the Geneva Agreement's signing ending Vietnam's French-American War (1945‒1954) was imminent. This included the Vietnamese, French, Europeans, and Africans who fought at Cau Lo in northern Vietnam's Red River Delta

Brass pot, a necessary item of Thai families

All Thai families in Vietnam’s northern mountainous region have a brass pot. It’s not only cookware but a symbol of prosperity.

Hanoi shuts down train track cafes

Hanoi authorities have started shutting down the cafes along the popular railway line on Dien Bien Phu to Phung Hung Street on October 10.

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on July 1-7

Upcoming events in Hanoi and HCM City

War relics in northern Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Visiting Hoa Lo prison or Son La prison can help tourists imagine the suffering caused by war and respect the peace today. Here are destinations in Northern Vietnam for tourists.

Cycling the Ho Chi Minh Trail

 VietNamNet Bridge – Virginia Morris is a security and defence analyst and author based in the UK. Her research specialty is asymmetric war and terrorism. Morris cycled the Ho Chi Minh Trail with her husband and children in 2015.

Dien Bien Phu victory celebrations grab global headlines

Global mass media today provided wide coverage of Vietnamese people’s heroic struggle against French colonialists in Dien Bien Phu 60 years ago.

Dien Bien Phu’s tomb of the French soldiers

 VietNamNet Bridge – For 14 years, a 45-year-old man has been taking care of a monument to French troops in Dien Bien Phu, known by locals as "the tomb of the French soldiers".

A stern warning and a message of peace

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dien Bien Phu's importance transcends national borders, delivering a warning against undue interference in other nations' affairs as well as a universal message of peace, says French historian Alain Ruscio

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