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Tourists come in great numbers to Điện Biên Phủ


 Tourists immerse themselves in the flow of history through a tour guide's presentation at the A1 Hill relic. Photos

ĐIỆN BIÊN — The National Special Relic site of Điện Biên Phủ Battle Field in the mountainous province of Điện Biên is attracting an increase influx of tourists from across the country and abroad as only half a month ahead of the Grand  Celebration on May 7th.

Statistics from the Relics Committee has shown that in the first half of April alone, more than 100 thousands of visitors flocked to the site, and the number keeps rising in the following days when the main celebration will take place for the historical victory's 70th anniversary (May 7, 1954 - May 7, 2024).

The tourists often chose to visit destinations such as A1 Hill, Martyrs' Temple, A1 Cemetery, Điện Biên Phủ Historical Victory Museum, De Castries Bunker.

Tourists visit the Điện Biên Phủ Historical Victory Museum.

 Nguyễn Văn Điển, a veteran tourist from Hà Nội's Từ Liêm Distric said he joined a group of 40 tourists from the capital city, most of them are veterans and children.

Điển said he chose to visit Điện Biên Phủ Battle Field early as this year, its 70th anniversary is a big event and the site will be very crowded.

His group will stay in Điện Biên for two days and try to visit as many sites as possible particularly the martyrs' cemeteries, he added.

"This is not only a great opportunity to honour the heroic history of the nation, but also a time to educate younger generations, especially children about the bravery, heroic, indomitable tradition and the resounding victories of forefathers who sacrificed to protect the Fatherland. VNS

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