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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...More
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....More
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...More
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...More
Dien Bien Phu was awesome. Small town and very quiet. Walked from airport to hotel no problem. Stayed at Ruby Hotel which was clean and good. Centrally located to all sites. Read up on battle here and it will make more sense. Awesome open market...More
Because of my interest in the French Indochina war and the historical importance of Dien Bien Phu, I decided to include it in my motorbike loop through the North West of Vietnam. Since I lived in Ho Chi Minh City for one and a half...More
rare people can speak English. i traveled as deaf :P.
be ready before going to this city. you have to read a lot all resources in the internet seem not enough :( u have to ask backpacker who have been there.
i am weird this...More
A visit to Dien Bien Phu and a tour of the battlefield is a must for anyone with an interest in the history of French Indochina. The defeat of the French there was not only a turning point for the Vietnamese but it inspired national...More
Dien Bien is located by the far North West of Hanoi, just an hour drive from Tay Trang international border crossing to Laos and about 450km from Hanoi.
Dien Bien Phu remain the famous history of the 2nd Indochina War and Dien Bien marks as...More