Dien Bien Phu
Dien Bien Phu
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Memory Travel in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
a captivating country located in Southeast Asia, known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. From bustling cities to serene countryside, Vietnam offers a diverse range of experiences that cater to different interests.

One of the highlights of Vietnam is its warm and welcoming people. Vietnamese locals are known for their friendliness and hospitality, making visitors feel right at home. Interacting with the locals allows you to gain insights into their unique customs, traditions, and way of life.

The country's historical sites are a testament to its enduring past. Hanoi, the capital city, is steeped in history and boasts well-preserved colonial architecture. The ancient town of Hoi An is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its enchanting lantern-lit streets and traditional architecture. In Hue, the former imperial capital, you can explore the stunning citadel and visit ancient royal tombs.

Nature lovers will be in awe of Vietnam's natural beauty. Halong Bay, with its emerald-green waters and towering limestone karsts, is a must-visit destination. Sapa, nestled in the mountains, offers breathtaking views of terraced rice fields and opportunities for trekking adventures. The Mekong Delta, a maze of rivers, canals, and floating markets, provides a glimpse into rural life and agricultural practices.

Food enthusiasts will find themselves in gastronomic heaven in Vietnam. The country's cuisine is renowned worldwide for its flavors, freshness, and diversity. Whether it's slurping on a steaming bowl of pho, indulging in crispy banh xeo pancakes, or savoring the delicate flavors of fresh spring rolls, Vietnamese food never fails to impress.

Transportation within Vietnam is relatively easy, with a well-developed network of buses, trains, and domestic flights. However, traffic in cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City can be chaotic, so caution is advised when crossing the streets.

While there are many positives, it's important to note that Vietnam also faces some challenges. Air pollution can be a concern in major cities, and tourist overcrowding in popular destinations can detract from the experience. However, with proper planning and research, it is still possible to enjoy the beauty and charm of Vietnam.

In conclusion, Vietnam offers a unique blend of history, culture, nature, and culinary delights. With its warm people, fascinating heritage sites, stunning landscapes, and delicious cuisine, Vietnam is a destination that will leave a lasting impression on any traveler.
Written 2 October 2023
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Roland B
Zurich, Switzerland1,800 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
there is not much in Dien Bien Phu that is worth the travel here (except the landscape on the travel), but the city is important for the history of Vietnam and a city with many memorial places. Else rather odd.
Written 26 November 2019
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Cindy A.
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Bus from Sapa to Bien Dien Phu

Most hotels in Sapa sell ticket bus to Bien Dien Phu at 300.000 VND. But, only the one in the night is really a bus, if you want travel in the morning only have small bus. The problem, there are 2 types: mini van and mini bus, make sure to ask what it is, because by mini van travel with many local people, and you as foreigner will have the worst seat: backseat
The price from Dien Bien Phu to Sapa is 227.000 VND at 230.000 VND for the morning travel. Unfortunately Sapa dont have bus station, i think you always will pay more.
Never book the ticket with “Sapa Hotel Travel”, because will go the worse mini van, the driver stop in the middle of road for people to pee in the bushes, but we were very close to the city. Also the driver is smoking the whole journey.

23 september 2019
Written 23 September 2019
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altarose22
Kingston, Canada389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Chose not to do the 23 hr or so night bus between SaPa and Chaing Rai. Good decision for me as both roads were long twisty turny and bumpy so was glad to have a rest.
Enjoyed the town walk, guesthouse around corner from bus stn and restaurant across from bus stn entrance
Written 27 March 2019
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Klaus
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
The Ruby Hotel is centrally located in a quiet side street, 10 minutes walk from the bus station, large beautiful rooms, very friendly staff, breakfast selection, perfectly organize the onward journey, for example. by bus to Laos
Written 25 February 2019
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EdgardGM
Majorca, Spain633 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Where France loose and stop war in Indochina. .a city where war events happen between ideology and colonial history
Written 17 May 2018
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Pham Thu Hien ( Nicole)
Hanoi, Vietnam638 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Business
The road from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu is very hard, hilly so that fly there is a good choice. It takes 12 hours to get to Dien Bien Phu by bus and hour by airplane. Most sleeping bed buses to Dien Bien Phu run after 5pm to 8.30pm.
There are frew flights from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu every day at a quite expensive price in comparison with other domestic fly lines.
The time of departure is on time and no delay. Service on the flight was good anf polite.
The seat is a little small and quite hard. It would be uncomfortable for big people. For me is ok because I’m small. The other thing was the sound during the flight . It was loud and make u feel headache. You should prepare some ear covers when you fly to by this kind of plane.
Written 15 March 2018
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powrotydmk
Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Beware that with e-visa you cannot exit Vietnam through the border crossing between Dien Bien Phu and Muang Khua. The only exception is when you are leaving the country on the last day of your e-visa validity period. Otherwise, they just don't let you exit. Rather will point you to some other border crossing that allows e-visa (check the list online). You can take your bags from the bus, of course loosing all money that you've paid for the ticket and wait for any transportation back to Dien Bien Phu (bus about 11-12 or some car passing).
The officers are really narrow minded. With 2 days before the expiration date they won't let you go even though traveling to any other border crossing would take about a day, not to mention money. Even an extra processing fee cannot do the magic...
You have been warned. Cheers!
Written 18 October 2017
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masakawa
Japan113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
It take about 1 hours from center of Dien Bien Phu town by motorcycle.

Those Vietnam Military Headquarters facilities were in the jungle.

It' s fan to looking around historical Dien Bien Phu downtown. but I recommend to go Vietnam military HQ in Dien Bien Phu Campaign.

Written 9 September 2017
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Mjk1945
Siem Reap, Cambodia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
Came to this city as having an interest in the indochina Wars. 1954'saw the end of the French tyranny
And the waste of. human life. 16000 French were killed or captured by a great army of peasants
Led by a leader. Saw many. Battle sights ; museum and had a great tour organized by Ruby Hotel
Written 4 April 2017
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