Muong Thanh ValleyDien Bien Phu is a name associated with one of the most famous battles in the world which helped to change the history of Vietnam and which helped to shape up the world order... Nowadays Dien Bien Phu is the name of the capital city of Dien Bien Province.

Paradissa's guide to Dien Bien Province will provide you with not only the history information and the old battlefields, but also with a lot more about the tourist attractions, travel activities, the best time to visit the area and the tours in the land.

  • Dien Bien Province is located in the North-West of Vietnam. Dien Bien shares border with China to the north-west, with Lai Chau to the north and north-east, with Son La to the east and south-east and south, with Laos to the south-west and west. Dien Bien has an international border-crossing with Laos at Tay Trang (Vietnam) – Sop Hun (Laos).

  • The French started attacking Vietnam in 1857 and managed to invade Sai Gon, southern Vietnam in 1858. From 1858 to 1865, the French marched northward and gradually invaded all of Vietnam. Along with its neighbors Laos and Cambodia, Vietnam was put into a French colony called Indochina.

  • Muong Phang is a valley 30km from Dien Bien Phu City via route 279 (Route 41 during the Dien Bien Phu Campaign), 20km via the mountain path and 10km as the crow flies.

  • Pha Din is a 32-km mountain pass connecting Son La and Dien Bien via Route 6. “Pha Din” in local Thai Language means “Heaven and Earth”. The highest point on the pass is over 1,600m above sea level. The pass is one of the four most sublime mountain passes in northern Vietnam. The other three are O Quy Ho (between Lai Chau and Lao Cai), Ma Pi Leng (Ha Giang), Khau Pha (Yen Bai).