is border mountainous province which is 500 from Hanoi
to the West. It is bounded by Lai Chau province to the North, by Son La province to the East and North-East, by China (Yunnan province) to the North – West, by Laos (Luong Pha Bang and Phong Xa Ly) to the South – West.
Dien Bien has a very complex topography formed by high mountain chains running along the West and paralleling Vietnam-Laos border The mountain chains is 100km length having Pu Den Dinh mountain peak and Phu Sang Cap range. Valleys and streams intersperse between the high mountain chains.
Dien Bien has been known as the residence of ancient humans. This is also the house of many ethnic minorities to live together, which creates the richness of cultural treasures.
Dien Bien has various ancient monuments including the caves Tham Khuong as well as Than Bua in Tuan Giao, proving that from time immemorial, ancient Vietnamese people were present at the land named as Dien Bien today.
However, in a total of 8 national monuments in Dien Bien, the most significant related to the war against the French is the relics of the victory at Dien Bien Phu on May 7, 1954. These typical monuments are Him Lam Hill, A1 Hill A1
, Hill D1, the leading headquarter of Muong Phang Campaign, the cellar of General De Castries, ect.
These great monuments are key factors to make Dien Bien province attractive to local and foreign tourists.