Muong Phang- An ecological and historical tourism attractive destination to tourists in Vietnam travel

Published:  14:30 Sunday - November 27, 2011

Along the road to Muong Phang commune, there are beautiful mountains, forests, and particularly a 60 ha reservoir which provides water to the hydroelectric projects of Thac Bay and Na Loi.

The reservoir consists of hundreds of small islands and over 200 ha of forest vegetation cover floristic composition, therefore it’s very potential for eco-tourism development.

Command post of dien bien phu campaign headquarters

Command Post of Dien Bien Phu Campaign Headquarters

Muong Phang commune still keeps the historical relic site of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign Headquarters.

In reality, there is a primeval forest with century old trees which is called with respect by Dien Bien people “Forest of the General Vo Nguyen Giap”, as it is connected closely with General Vo Nguyen Giap who led the Dien Bien Phu Campaign to the world shaking victory. The forest is the place where the General Headquarters of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign was located and now becomes an ideal destination for those who want to come to see the vestiges of the battlefield.

Tourists in Vietnam travel to the relics will have chance to pass through the 69 m long tunnel through the mountain where General Vo Nguyen Giap and Major General Hoang Van Thai and other commanders discussed military affairs.

Tourists to the place can also learn about the hardships of commanders and soldiers that they had to bear during the war time. From the commander tunnel to the mountain is around 6 km.

Moving up to Pu Huot Mount is where General Vo Nguyen Giap placed watch tower. From there, visitors can see the whole Dien Bien Phu town, Muong Thanh valley and entrenched fortifications of French troops such as Him Lam Hill, Doc Lap Hill, D1 Hill, Muong Thanh bridge, etc.

Nowadays, together with the natural landscapes, the whole relic site of Dien Bien Phu Campaign Headquarters has been well-preserved and restored to attract both local and international tourists and also war veterans come to see the vestiges of the former battlefield.

Coming to Muong Phang, visitors joining tours in Vietnam not only have opportunities to enjoy the imposing natural landscapes of the region but also understand more about Vietnam’s history.

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