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Visiting the westernmost spot in Vietnam

Marking the westernmost spot on Vietnam's mainland, Milestone No Zero A Pa Chai on top of Khoan La San Mountain sits 1,864m above sea level in Sin Thau Commune, Muong Nhe District, the northern province of Dien Bien.

Two men smuggling 2.1kg heroin arrested in Dien Bien

Police of Dien Bien Dong district in the northern border province of Dien Bien on August 4 arrested two men who were illegally transporting six bricks of heroin (about 2.1 kg).


Dao ethnics preserve traditional values

100 households in Huoi Long village, Huoi Xo commune, Tua Chua district, Dien Bien are Dao ethnics. Endowed with rich cultural identity, Dao people have been keeping the traditional values alive.

Dien Bien struggles to close illegal gold mine

Illegal gold mining on Bo Tot Mountain in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien has been posing a risk to public security since 2017.

Teachers, students overcome difficulties to go to school

Encouraging children to go to school in some of Vietnam’s mountainous areas is not easy by any stretch of the imagination.

Forest fire put out in Dien Bien

A forest fire broke out in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien’s Noong Luong Commune on Tuesday, threatening hundreds of people living nearby.

Farming rubber in northwest region is a bad idea, scientists say

Social organizations and the Vietnam Rubber Group are arguing about farmers’ contribution of land for rubber production in northwestern provinces.

Huoi Cang-Huoi Dap cave complex in Dien Bien Province

Located in the northwestern province of Dien Bien, the Huoi Cang-Huoi Dap cave complex is considered a natural masterpiece with rich values in geology, geomorphology, climate, biology and landscape.

VN, Laos police bust meth gangs, seize 110,000 pills

 VietNamNet Bridge – Police in the north-western province of Dien Bien have seized 110,000 methamphetamine pills in a transnational operation over the last two days.

Thai woman crowned Miss Ban Flower

 VietNamNet Bridge – Lo Thi Vui, a member of the Thai ethnic minority in Dien Bien, has been crowned Miss Ban Flower 2019.

Stunning orchids in full bloom in Dien Bien Province

 VietNamNet Bridge – It’s March and the orchid trees of the northern province of Dien Bien are in bloom.

An aromatic Thai delight in Dien Bien

VietNamNet Bridge – During my recent trip to the northwestern province of Dien Bien, I was blown away by the unique flavour of mac khen (the Thai ethnic group’s wild pepper) in dishes such as ga nuong (grilled chicken).

Dien Bien murderer to be prosecuted

Dien Bien Province Police have decided to prosecute Vuong Van Hung, who was accused of robbing and killing university student Cao My Duyen on February 4, Major General Sung A Hong announced on Wednesday.

Severe reactions reported after using ComBE Five

 VietNamNet Bridge – Six children were admitted to Dien Bien Province General Hospital on Sunday suffering side effects of the ComBE Five vaccine, three of them had serious reactions. 

Poonah paper – a spiritual connection on the verge of oblivion

 VietNamNet Bridge – Poonah paper is used by Mong ethnic people on special occasions like death anniversaries, the New Year Festival and other ritual ceremonies.

Cherry blossom festival to return to Pa Khoang, Dien Bien

 The cherry blossom festival will return to Pa Khoang commune, Dien Bien district, the northwestern province of Dien Bien for the second time from January 11 – 13, 2019.

Tua Chua: Dien Bien’s unpolished natural gem

 VietNamNet Bridge – It seems that nowhere else in the northern province of Dien Bien is quite like Tua Chua District. Most of the district, located 1,400m above sea level, is covered with rugged rocky mountains. 

Struggle to manage Muong Phang forest

 VietNamNet Bridge – Management of the Muong Phang forest in the northern mountain province of Dien Bien had faced a number of difficulties, 

Company violates mining regulations in Dien Bien

Illegal road blocks, failure to follow safety mining procedures and disregard of public safety are among the violations of a mining company operating at Muong Ang District

"Fairly strong" earthquake hits Dien Bien

 VietNamNet Bridge – A 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit the northwestern province of Dien Bien on Thursday afternoon but caused no damage,