Area: 9,562.9 sq. km.
Population: 459.1 thousand habitants (2006).
Capital: Dien Bien PhuCity.
- Town: Muong Lay
- Districts: Tua Chua, Tuan Giao, Dien Bien Dong, Muong Tra, Muong Nhe, Dien Bien, Muong Ang.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Thai, Mong, Dao, Giay.
Location: The Command bunker of De Castries lies at the heart of the entrenched camp of Dien Bien Phu in the middle of the Muong Thanh Field.
Characteristics: The original shape and size, structure and arrangement of the bunker are kept intact.
Location: Hill A1 is situated in Muong Thanh Ward, Dien Bien PhuCity, DienBienProvince.
Characteristics: Hill A1 was the strongest post of all the 49 strongholds in Dien Bien Phu fortified entrenched camp.
Location: Located in and around the 20km-long valley of Dien Bien Phu.
Characteristics: After the victorious battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, almost all historical sites of this battle lying to the east of the Muong Thanh Field have been preserved intact.
Location The statue of Dien Bien Phu Victory is situated atop Hill D1, Dien Bien PhuCity.
Characteristics: It is inaugurated in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7th, 1954 - May 7th, 2004).
Location: Located in Muong Phang Commune, Dien Bien District, about 35km, 10km as the crow flies, from the centre of Dien Bien PhuCity.
Characteristics: Here visitors will find the hut where General Vo Nguyen Giap worked and other huts for information and military operation discussion.