Best Vietnam Travel Guides for a Trip to Dien Bien
Posted Date: 6/16/20172:06 AM
From Hanoi, you can catch a coach at My Dinh, Giap Bat and Nuoc Ngam stations to travel to Dien Bien for about 12 hours continuously moving. Another choice for you is to take a flight of Vietnam Airlines, which just takes an hour to arrive Dien Bien. From Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang or Can Tho, you have to get to Hanoi first, then continue to go to Dien Bien. From the airport to the center of Dien Bien city, it is only 4km so you take a taxi for convenience, or you can hire a bike because bike tours in Vietnam are very cheap. In the Dien Bien city, you can rent a motorbike in the hotel for traveling, eating and going shopping.
Suitable season to go to Dien Bien
Dien Bien has a monsoon tropical climate, so its temperature is quite cool, from 21 to 230C. Heavy rains often focus on June, July, August. The best Vietnam travel guides for you is that you should avoid traveling to Dien Bien during this time because the road will be quite slippery, easy to landslide and not suitable to go out or enjoy the scenery. Drought months begin from December to March next year. However, these months usually have relatively low overnight temperatures - sometimes the temperature drops to just 120C.
You can also visit Dien Bien in the Dien Bien Phu Victory commemoration (May 7th) to participate in cultural activities there. In addition, you can choose one of the following months for Dien Bien sightseeing such as March (Ban flower season), September (ripe rice season), December (wide sunflower season).
Places to visit when coming to Dien Bien
The most outstanding monuments in the city center include Hill A1, C1, C2, D1, base points Hong Cuc, Doc Lap, airport Muong Thanh, basement de Castries, Martyrs Cemetery, 3 Dien Bien Victory statues of soldiers with the height of 16.6 m in bronze on D1 Hill, the historic museum - where keeps historical memorabilia in the "earthquake" victory of our last-long war against the American.
In addition, you should visit Dien Bien Phu Campaign headquarters located in a primeval forest in Muong Phang Commune, 25 km from the city, which is suitable for a hiking in Vietnam. Besides, it is also a good idea to relax in the U-Va and Hua Pe resorts with hot springs natural scenery. If you still have time in Dien Bien, you can visit Pa Khoang Lake with its rich vegetation, colorful natural scenery and beautiful orchid forests around the lake; or the vast Muong Thanh field stretching over 20 km long and 6 km wide, was dubbed the "warehouse" filled with rice corn.
Special festivals in Dien Bien
With 21 ethnic groups, Dien Bien has a tremendous intangible cultural potential. Each ethnic group has its own cultural nuances, which shows clearly in Vietnam outdoor. Coming to Dien Bien, you can visit festivals such as Tu Cai Festival, which is usually held after the harvest of the crop at the end of the year or the beginning of the next year. After the harvest, people often celebrate Bo Khoan Festival (worshiping buffaloes) as a thank the successful harvest. The New Year's celebration of the Si La is usually held from late August to early September (lunar August). It is when the first rice crop begins to ripe. Thanh Ban Phu Festival has held annually on the 24th and 25th of the lunar calendar, in Noọng Hẹt commune, Dien Bien district to commemorate hero Hoang Cong Chat.
Coming back to Dien Bien is to review your historical knowledge and improve your love to the country and the gratefulness to the sacrifice of our ancestors. Not only having significant war relics which help remind people about their past, Dien Bien also provides tourists with good service, hospitability and interesting activities to enjoy. Do not hesitate too much and just start surf for more information for your trip.