Having successfully implemented the Community-based Tourism model in Hoa Binh province, AOP in Vietnam is replicating this model in other northern mountainous areas, including Dien Bien province. About 480km away from Hanoi to the north, Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district is an ideal destination for culture and history explorers.
Muong Phang commune is the home to Thai and Khmu ethnic minorities. During the stay in this place, tourists will be provided with local cuisine, accommodation up to 50 people and another essence of the ethnic cultures. Harvesting, fishing, cycling, trekking and sailing are also the must-try activities to enjoy the tranquility of Muong Phang mountains and rivers.
Besides a rich cultural identity, Muong Phang is also one of the best historical sites in the northern mountainous area of Vietnam. Every square meter of Muong Phang contains memories between local villagers and General Vo Nguyen Giap, who led the Battle of Dien Bien Phu to the world-shaking victory in the First Indochina War. This commune now becomes a destination for those who want to come to see the vestiges of the battlefield.
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