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Dien Bien

Dien Bien Province is on the North - West Vietnam. It is next to Lai Chau, Son La provinces, Laos and China. The province has many mountains stretching along north-west and south-east direction. Muong Thanh Valley is largest one of this region. The topography includes forests, high mountains, narrow valleys, small plains, and springs.

Area: 9,562.9 sq. km.
Population: 504.5 thousand habitants (2010).
Capital: Dien Bien Phu City.
Administrative divisions:
- Town: Muong Lay
- Districts: Tua Chua, Tuan Giao, Dien Bien Dong, Muong Tra, Muong Nhe, Dien Bien, Muong Ang.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Thai, Mong, Dao, Giay.

Located in the northwestern part of Vietnam, Dien Bien Province is a famous historical name, which is associated with the greatest victory of Vietnam Army, the Dien Bien Phu Victory. The name Dien Bien came from the time of Thieu Tri – a lord under Nguyen Dynasties with powerful meanings (Dien means “Fortified” and Bien means “Boundary”).

As for tourism, nowadays Dien Bien is also an attractive place due to its history, people, weather and scenes.

About people, Dien Bien Province is the home to more than 500,000 people including Kinh, Thai, Muong and other ethnic minorities in an area of 955.409 ha.

In terms of weather, Dien Bien Province is in the high-mountain tropical monsoon with favorable average temperature (21-23oC) and rainfall (1.700-2.500 mm). The highest rainfall drops on June, July and August. The driest months are December, January and February.

Dien Bien Province is well-known for its heroic history with many relics and monuments. There are some prominent names, such as the Headquarter of Dien Bien Phu Campaign, Dien Bien Phu Museum, Dien Bien Phu Victories Monument, A1 Hills, Pha Din Pass…

About the accommodation, Dien Bien Province is a place of hotels. Some recommended names are Muong Thanh Hotel (3-star), Him Lam Hotel (with ecological area)… Those hotels boasts great facilities and services as well as its position are very comfortable for exploring others areas in Dien Bien.

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