Dien Bien Phu
in Tỉnh Ðiện Biên, Vietnam

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
21.386 and 103.023 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 21° 23' 9" and E 103° 1' 22"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dong - VND
Spoken languages:
Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Central Khmer
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:25 PM (Sunday)
Timezone: Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh
UTC/GMT offset: 7 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:49 am and 6:27 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-16.229 and -73.695 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
La Punta
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Current travel safety evaluation for Vietnam in South-Eastern Asia

Safety Score: 2,7 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Vietnam.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Vietnam. Last Update: 2024-04-14 08:21:28

Delve into Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu in Tỉnh Ðiện Biên with it's 40,282 habitants is a city located in Vietnam about 183 mi (or 295 km) west of Hanoi, the country's capital town.

Current time in Dien Bien Phu is now 06:25 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Asia / Ho Chi Minh with an UTC offset of 7 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Dien Bien Phu. The closest airport in Vietnam is Dien Bien Phu Airport in a distance of 1 mi (or 2 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Town of Luang Prabang in Laos at a distance of 118 mi (or 190 km).

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Thi Tran GJien Bien, Dien Bien Dong, Muong Ang, Ban Namnga and Muong Cha. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 39°C / 102 °F

Morning Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Evening Temperature 30°C / 85 °F
Night Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 18%
Air Pressure 1007 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 9 km/h (6 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 1% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Monday, 15th of April 2024

38°C (101 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.

Tuesday, 16th of April 2024

37°C (98 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Wednesday, 17th of April 2024

36°C (97 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Few clouds, light breeze.

Videos from this area

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Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam to Muang Ngoi Neua, Laos by bus and boat

Published: January 17, 2014
Length: 27:45 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Asia Pacific Travel - Vietnam Tour Operator S

http://www.asiapacifictravel.vn/ Vietnam - Land of the Ascending Dragon Asia Pacific Travel provides discount tour programs to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Our company's head office is based...

Campagne de Dien Bien Phu à vélo

Published: December 09, 2010
Length: 57:35 min
Rating: 1 of 5
Author: Daniel Cyclopelerin

Grâce à la FFCT (Fédération Française de Cyclo-Tourisme), j'ai réalisé en novembre 2010, un superbe circuit à vélo de 1200 km, de Hanoï à Vientiane. Voici la rando faite lors de...

Journey to Dien Bien Phu from SaPa Kateandlindsay's photos around Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam

Published: December 12, 2010
Length: 09:49 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu

Preview of Kateandlindsay's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/kateandlindsay/1/1260815691/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod.

Dien Bien - Son La Bus Xe Khách Điện Biên - Sơn La

Published: January 13, 2015
Length: 28:53 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Mars Hartdegen

Dien Bien - Son La Bus Xe Khách Điện Biên - Sơn La.

Duyệt binh kỷ niệm 60 chiến thắng Điện Biên Phủ 7/5/1954-7/5/2014

Published: May 07, 2014
Length: 56:26 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Trai Bản

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Toàn cảnh trận địa Điện Biên Phủ nhìn từ trên cao

Published: May 05, 2014
Length: 04:07 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ho quan

Những địa danh lịch sử như cứ địa đồi A1, cầu Mường Thanh, hầm De Castries, đài Chiến thắng của thành phố Điện Biên Phủ hiện ra hùng vĩ qua góc...

Phantoms dien bien o THPT TP DBP 6.2011

Published: September 08, 2011
Length: 00:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Đức Tiệp Vũ

Phantoms dien bien.

Dem giao luu thanh nien VIBM tai Dien Bien

Published: May 12, 2014
Length: 47:42 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Dương Xuân Hòa

Một phần chương trình đêm giao lưu văn nghệ, rượu cần, đốt lửa trại của Thanh niên Viện Vật liệu xây dựng (VIBM) với bà con dân tộc Thái (đen) tại...

Chương trình Bắn pháo hoa mừng Chiến Thắng Điện Biên Phủ 07-05-1954_07-05-2014

Published: May 08, 2014
Length: 34:50 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Lee SaDy

Desgin Lee SaDy (Thanh Niên Bản)

Pháo hoa chào mừng chiến thắng 60 năm lịch sử Điện Biên Phủ

Published: May 07, 2014
Length: 53:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Trai Bản

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Battle of Dien Bien Phu

The Battle of Dien Bien Phu (French: Bataille de Diên Biên Phu; Vietnamese: Chiến dịch Điện Biên Phủ) was the climactic confrontation of the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist revolutionaries. The battle occurred between March and May 1954 and culminated in a comprehensive French defeat that influenced negotiations over the future of Indochina at Geneva.

Located at 21.3869, 103.016 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
1954 in France, 1954 in Vietnam, Battles and operations of the First Indochina War, Battles involving France, Battles involving Vietnam, Battles involving the French Foreign Legion, Battles involving the United States, Conflicts in 1954, Dien Bien Phu, Dien Bien Province, Vietnamese independence movement

Dien Bien Phu

Điện Biên Phủ is a city in northwestern Vietnam. It is the capital of Điện Biên Province. The city is best known for the events which occurred there during the First Indochina War, the Battle of Điện Biên Phủ, during which the region was a breadbasket for the Việt Minh. The city was formally called Thaeng.

Located at 21.3833, 103.017 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
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Populated places in Dien Bien Province, District capitals in Vietnam, Districts of Dien Bien Province, Provincial capitals in Vietnam, Cities in Vietnam, Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu Airport

Dien Bien Phu Airport (Vietnamese: Sân bay Điện Biên Phủ) is located at Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam.

Located at 21.3972, 103.008 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Vietnam

Muong Thanh Valley

The Mường Thanh Valley is a valley located in the Điện Biên district of Northwestern Vietnam. The valley is approximately 12 miles long by 3 miles wide. A heart-shaped basin, the valley is surrounded by a region filled with jungles, rice paddies, and lakes. Located within the Muong Thanh Valley is the city of Dien Bien Phu. The capital of Dien Bien Province, Dien Bien Phu is famous for being the site of a long battle between French and Vietnamese forces between March and May 1954.

Located at 21.3833, 103.017 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Valleys of Vietnam

Him Lam

Him Lam is a ward (phường) of Điên Biên Phủ in Điên Biên Province of northwestern Vietnam.

Located at 21.4025, 103.031 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Communes of Dien Bien Province, Populated places in Dien Bien Province, Dien Bien Phu

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Диенбиенфу, Dien Bien Phu, Điện Biên Phủ, دین بین فو, Diên Biên Phu, Ðiện Biên Phủ, Thièn-piên-fú, DIN, ディエンビエンフー, 디엔비엔푸, ດຽນບຽນຟູ, Dienbjenfu, دیئن بیئن پھو, Дьенбьенфу, Дијен Бијен Фу, เดียนเบียนฟู, Дьєнбєнфу, دیئن بیئن فو, 奠邊府