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Dien Bien is a province in northwestern Vietnam. It is bordered by Lai Chau and Son La provinces of Vietnam to the east and south, Pu'er City, Yunnan, China, to the north, and Phongsaly Province in Laos to the west.

Dien Bien is a new province which was created by dividing the former Lai Chau Province in early 2004, both themselves were once part of the Lan Xang kingdom, then switched ownership to Vietnam during the French Colonial period. Dien Bien includes all the land to the south of the Da River (Black River), and New Lai Chau Province includes all the land to the north of the Da River. 


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Dien Bien Phu

 Aug 28, 2017

Dien Bien Phu

The city is best known for the events which occurred there during the First Indochina War, the Battle of Điện Biên...

De Castries Bunker

 Dec 19, 2017

De Castries Bunker

The underground shelter of French General De Castries is located in the center of the Dien Bien Phu Garrison in Muong Thanh, Dien...

Pa Thom Cave

 Dec 19, 2017

Pa Thom Cave

Accompanied by myths about love and loyalty, Pa Thom Cave is not only a natural wonder but also a holy place in the belief of...

Ban Phu Citadel

 Dec 20, 2017

Ban Phu Citadel

Ban Phu Citadel, also known as Tam Van or Sam Mun, was built in the 15th century in Dien Bien Phu City, Dien Bien province.

Museum of Dien Bien Phu victory

 Dec 20, 2017

Museum of Dien Bien Phu victory

Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum is one of the many relic sites in Dien Bien province. The museum keeps many valuable documents and...

Muong Phang Forest

 Dec 25, 2017

Muong Phang Forest

The forest is where the General Headquarters of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign was located and now becomes a destination for those...

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