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Ancient bronze drum found in Dien Bien

 VietNamNet Bridge – A farmer in the northwestern province of Dien Bien accidentally unearthed an age-old bronze drum while ploughing his fields.

Vietnam highlands: Rustic charm

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s highland regions such as Sapa, Cao Bang, Dien Bien and Yen Bai, look very picturesque with their rustic charm.

Deforestation in Dien Bien province at red alarm level

VietNamNet Bridge - The northern province of Dien Bien has lost 22,000 hectares of forests. Dien Bien residents say they are tired of fighting the battle against deforestation caused by migrants.

Public reluctant to protect forests

VietNamNet Bridge - Forests are in big danger as local people don’t want to continue protecting them as they see no benefits from doing so. 

Many addicts still unable to access Methadone cure

 VietNamNet Bridge – It was about 10am at the Muong Cha Commune clinic. A man entered the clinic and came out with a dosage of methadone.

Noong Chun - a must-visit village in Dien Bien

VietNamNet Bridge – If you have a chance to come to Dien Bien Phu City in Dien Bien Province, don’t forget to visit and explore specialties, dances and other distinctive cultural features of Thai ethnic minority people

7 hospitalised due to mushroom poisoning

 VietNamNet Bridge – Seven members of a family were poisoned after consuming green-spored parasol mushroom (Chlorophyllum molybdites) in the northern mountainous Dien Bien Province's Tan Thanh Ward last Friday.

Military parade on the streets of Dien Bien

 VietNamNet Bridge - On the morning of 3/5, the armed forces performed their first parade rehearsal on the streets of the city of Dien Bien to prepare for the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory.

Copycat tours slow development of tourism industry

 VietNamNet Bridge – As several travel companies struggle to come up with new ideas for tours, many are discouraged to see copycat companies take their ideas almost immediately.

School travel pics elicit bridge pledge

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has quickly responded to photos of children being hauled to school across a swollen river in plastic bags.

Do you dare to cross the stream in a plastic bag?

 VietNamNet Bridge - The vivid images of teachers and students in Dien Bien crossing the stream to school in the flood season by getting into a plastic bag have captured public attention.

Earthquake in Dien Bien last night

 VietNamNet Bridge – At 10pm on December 4, a 3.8 -magnitude earthquake occurred in Tay Trang Pass in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien. The mild earthquake did not cause any damage.

U.S. reporter cries when talking about General Vo Nguyen Giap

Nearly 20 years ago, Catherine Karnow followed General Giap to Dien Bien to take photograph of veterans who jubilantly welcomed him. Now, she flew halfway around the world to Hanoi to witness millions of people bidding farewell in the General.

Muong Thanh, the largest field in Northwest Vietnam

Most tourists only know about the terrace fields in the Northwest region of Vietnam but this place is also famous for its four large rice fields. Topping the list is the Muong Thanh field with an area of over 140 km2, in Dien Bien province.

Mountain entrepreneurs reach new heights

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thanks to their skills and dedication, many young people in Viet Nam's northern mountainous provinces have made the most of their environment to gradually eke out their fortunes at home.

Heavy rain causes deadly landslides

VietNamNet Bridge – At least one child and two other people were missing in Dien Bien and Thai Nguyen provinces after flashfloods and landslide ravaged northern mountainous areas over the weekend due to heavy rains.

Busy border guards show tourists the way

VietNamNet Bridge – Aside from their duties protecting Viet Nam's borders and nearby inhabitants, soldiers at A Pa Chai border station have acquired another role: leading tourists on trips to the country's furthest outpost.

Northern highlands highlight local traditions

 VietNamNet Bridge – A photo contest on tourism in the northern highland region, to promote the beauty of its nature and people, will be launched in September.

Swallow storks flock to Dien Bien

 VietNamNet Bridge – Over the past week, swallow storks, an extremely rare species listed in the Vietnam Red Book, have flocked to Muong Phang District, northern Dien Bien Province.

Son La Hydropower Plant - project of the century

VietNamNet Bridge – The Son La Hydropower Plant, the largest project in Southeast Asia, is not only the pride of the country but it also marks an outstanding growth of the electric sector of Vietnam today.