Travel to Dien Bien in Vietnam – a rich historical land

Dien Bien is a province in the northwestern mountainous region of Vietnam. Referring to Dien Bien in Vietnam, people often remember a majestic land with glorious victories, a dear land with the proud victory of Dien Bien Phu in the air.

In addition to the historical yellow pages, this place also impresses visitors with the magnificence of the mountains and forests, the craziness of the legendary Pha Din pass, and the Muong Thanh field with beautiful colors in every degree. summer come.

Let’s explore this once-shiny land with Passionate Travel through the full set of Dien Bien travel experiences below.


Overview of Dien Bien tourism

Dien Bien is a border province bordering Lai Chau and Son La, in the north by China’s Yunnan, and in the west by Phongsaly in Laos. Therefore, Dien Bien is loved by backpackers with dangerous roads and challenging journeys.

You can visit here at any time of the year, because each season, Dien Bien puts on a different color.


What is the best season to travel to Dien Bien?

Dry season

The dry season in Dien Bien lasts from October to the end of April. The weather is a bit dry, sometimes cold or warm depending on the year.

Traveling to Dien Bien at the end of the year, you will enjoy the romantic scenery of the buckwheat fields in November, or immerse yourself in the bright yellow color of the hillsides full of wild sunflowers in December.

In early March, spring will be the time when the Ban flower – the typical flower of the Northwest mountains and forests – blooms white in a corner of the sky.


Rainy season

The rainy season lasts from May to the end of September, the time when Dien Bien is immersed in the golden color of ripe rice fields.

In addition, May is also an exciting month for Dien Bien tourism, when tourists from all over the world join in the jubilant atmosphere to celebrate the victory of Dien Bien Phu on 7/5.


Attractive tourist attractions in Dien Bien

A1 Hill Ruins and Historical Victory Museum

Hill A1 is located in Muong Thanh ward, Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province. This is the most important stronghold in the group of French colonial strongholds in Dien Bien Phu.

Hill A1 is located in the Northwest – Southeast direction, including 2 peaks: the Northwest is 490m high, and the Southeast is 493m high. Different from the current peaceful scene, on May 7, 1954, this is the place where the heroic battle of the Vietnam People’s Army forces took place, forcing the French colonialists to surrender.


Next to A1 hill is the Victory Museum with a unique cone-shaped design, modeled after the inseparable items of revolutionary soldiers. The museum is a space to display artifacts and images recounting the happenings of the historical battle of Dien Bien Phu.


Pha Din Pass

The backpackers who love the Northwest region and are passionate about conquering probably all want to once come to Pha Din Pass. The majestic beauty of the mountains, mixed with the poetic features of the villages imbued with highland cultural identity are experiences that are hard to describe in words when traveling to Dien Bien.

With a height of more than 1000m above sea level, Pha Din Pass is located on National Highway 6, in the territory of 2 provinces of Son La and Dien Bien. This pass with dangerous terrain and death turns is one of the “Four Great Passes” of Northwest tourism, alongside Ma Pi Leng, Khau Pha and O Quy Ho pass.


Westernmost A Pa Chai

Belonging to Sin Thau commune, Muong Nhe district, Dien Bien province, the westernmost point of A Pa Chai is landmark 0, located at the crossroads of the border between Vietnam – China – Laos. This place is known as the destination where “A rooster crows all three countries together”.

The road to conquer A Pa Chai is extremely arduous because of the steep and winding terrain, the journey to overcome the sun and wind is more than 10km and there are muddy beaches if you go on rainy days. But the harder it is, the more it brings a sense of conquest and joy when touching the westernmost point of the country.


Pa Khoang Lake

The jade in the heart of the Northwest is the next destination that MoMo wants to introduce in the Dien Bien travel itinerary. Located at an altitude of nearly 900m above sea level, the lake covers an area of 2,400 hectares and is an important highlight in the eco-tourism of Dien Bien province.

Possessing a charming beauty with overlapping mountains and rich vegetation, Pa Khoang is likened to “Ha Long Bay on land” in the Northwest.

Dien Bien in Vietnam


Muong Thanh field

“Nhat Thanh, Nhi Lo, Tam Than, Tu Tac” is an oral saying of the people of the Northwest when it comes to the immense rice granaries in Dien Bien. Lying completely in the basin of Dien Bien, viewed from above, the Muong Thanh rice field is like a carpet woven from the green color of rice and will turn golden when entering the summer days of August.

Watching the sky and land of Dien Bien under the golden sunshine and inhaling the scent of new rice will give you a fluttering feeling when you have to return to the city.

Dien Bien in Vietnam


Ta Sin Thang Market

42km from Tua Chua town, Ta Sin Thang market is held for 6 days and 1 session, on the day of the Horse (the horse) and the day of the Rat (the Rat). This is a destination that fully converges the identity of a highland market, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the life of the mountain townspeople.

Walking along the market, take your time to explore the brocade stalls woven from the skillful hands of the Mong people, try sipping a cup of Mong Pe wine with the strong smell of corn, and sing along with the sounds of Khen da. kill you.

Dien Bien in Vietnam

Through the detailed article on Dien Bien travel experiences mentioned above, Passionate Travel believes that you are very excited to start your Dien Bien travel journey, discovering the most majestic land of the West. Don’t forget to book a tour with Passionate Travel to hunt for good travel deals HERE


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