Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum opens for night visitors

WVR - Tourists to the northern province of Điện Biên can now visit Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum at night as the attraction will remain open until 9pm on every Friday and Saturday through May 31, 2024.
Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum opens for night visitors
Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum. (Photo: VTV)

The extension of the opening time aims to meet increasing visitor demand during peak periods, especially during the national holiday on April 30 - May 1, the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory (May 7th, 2024) and the celebration of Visit Vietnam Year – Dien Bien 2024.

Besides Fridays and Saturdays, the Museum will also receive visitors until 9pm on May 6-7 when Dien Bien Phu Victory anniversary is celebrated.

Jointly organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Dien Bien Province and other relevant organisations, the National Tourism Year – Dien Bien will feature 169 programmes and events. It is hoped to promote the tourism values and potential of Dien Bien province, the northwestern region and Việt Nam at large.

Being a treasure trove that preserves authentic and vivid images of the glorious victory that "resonated across five continents and shook the world," the opening of the museum in the evening is expected to meet visitors' needs and help the site continue to be a must-visit destination in this historical area.

On March 13, 1954, the Vietnamese revolutionary army launched the first attack against the French colonialists’ heavily fortified base of Dien Bien Phu, starting a 56-day historic campaign whose victory on May 7 directly led to the signing of the Geneva Accords, ending the war and restoring peace in Indochina.

On March 6, 2024, the panorama painting depicting the historical Dien Bien Phu battlefield at different times from late 1953 to May 7, 1954, was introduced to visitors at the Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum in the northern province of Dien Bien through QR scanning, featured in Vietnamese, English, and French.

With a smartphone, visitors can easily scan the QR code and select contents in their preferred language to learn more about the painting.

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