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Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam

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#111 of 162 in Nature in Vietnam
Today the provincial capital with broad boulevards and an airport, Dien Bien Phu played a major role in the First Indochina War. The decisive battle in which Viet Minh revolutionaries defeated the French colonial forces took place in the surrounding heart-shaped Muong Thanh Valley in 1954. If you wish to learn more about the battle and the history of this small, dusty town, take a guided tour. Plan my trip to Ho Chi Minh City with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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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...  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 ...  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....  more »

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