A girl biking at Muong Thanh Valley, Dien Bien Phu
A girl biking at Muong Thanh Valley, Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Sustainable Tourism

Dien Bien Province is home to 21 ethnic groups with the Black Thai People accounting for most population in the province. Dien Bien possesses high mountains with potential for great trekking tours, hiking tours and mountain climbing trips. Besides, Dien Bien was the site of the world-wide famous battles that led to the termination of the French rule over Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

A Black Thai (Thai Den) Village in Dien Bien Vietnam
A Black Thai (Thai Den) Village in Dien Bien Vietnam

 By far, Dien Bien has been a must for most adventure travellers who take the challenging adventure of the North-West of Vietnam. Still, tourism in Dien Bien is only limited to the historical sites around Dien Bien City due to lack of tourist infrastructure in most other areas of the province. Recently, with the development of community-based tourism, the untouched beauty of Dien Bien is more accessible than ever before.

Black Thai people in Dien Bien
Black Thai people in Dien Bien

 Ban Men (Men Village) is 6 km north of Dien Bien City. The village leans agaist the mountains overlooking vast paddy fields. The village has 6 households taking part in community-based tourism providing travel services such as homestay, traditional food, traditional performance, … to the travelers.

Co My Village (Thanh Chan Commune, Dien Bien District) is another Black Thai in Dien Bien providing travel services to the visitors. Staying at Co My, you can visit all important sites of the famous battle of Dien Bien Phu including the Commander's Bunker, A1 Hill,..