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On April 18, 1992, the Government issued Decision No.130 on the establishment of Dien Bien Phu Town in Lai Chau Province.
In 2003 Dien Bien Phu town was recognized as a Grade III Urban Area and officially became Dien Bien Phu City. It is now the capital of Dien Bien Province.
Tourists still cannot fail to be moved by the heroic, historical evidence of the Dien Bien Phu campaign which “resounded throughout the five continents and was world-shaking”.
A1 National Martyrs’ Cemetery
Currently Dien Bien Phu City is making a great effort to promote its historical value to develop tourism, a key to building the local economy.
The Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum keeps alive the memories of the great Dien Bien Phu victory.
The famous panoramic painting depicting the historical Dien Bien Phu battlefield throughout its rough times is introduced to visitors at the Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum.
To date, the average income of people in the city has reached 64 million VND per person per year.
Many large projects have been completed and put into use.
Dien Bien Province Stadium. Military parades commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory will take place on May 7, 2024.
Upgraded transport infrastructure has contributed to shortening travel time from Dien Bien Phu to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other localities throughout Vietnam, opening up opportunities in tourism development and investment.
The government and people of local ethnic groups are united and determined to reach the criteria to become a Grade II Urban Area by 2025 and soon become one of the outstanding tourism and service centers of the Northwest region.

Dien Bien Phu City’s modern look 70 years after liberation

(VOVWORLD) - In the 70 years since its great day of victory, Dien Bien Phu City has matured into a modern Vietnamese city.