The Northwest Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Northwest - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Dien Bien Phu 5

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Bac Ha Market

  • Market/Bazaar

Without a doubt Bac Ha's biggest draw, the Sunday market here retains its authenticity despite a growing influx of tourists. Market day...

Can Cau Market

  • Market/Bazaar

Taking place every Saturday, this market is a worthy precursor to the extravaganza that is Bac Ha's Sunday trading jamboree. Indeed,...

Command Bunker of Colonel de Castries

  • Military Site

Within walking distance of the Dien Bien Phu Museum, the command bunker has been remade with makeshift sandbags filled with concrete.

Dien Bien Phu Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum has been built on the site of the battle with the French, and although there is a section dedicated to the region's ethnic-minority...

French War Memorial

  • Military Site

French veterans organized the construction of the small, rather forlorn-looking French War Memorial, which stands across the road from...

Gau Tao Festival

  • Festival–Sight

A H'mong festival where members of the mountain communities ask for happiness and longevity, Gau Tao is celebrated early in the lunar...

Hill A1: Eliane

  • Military Site

Some of the battle's most intense combat took place at Hill A1, a position labeled Eliane by the French. Once considered impregnable...

Hot Springs

  • Bath/Hot Spring

If you feel like soaking your tired bones for a while, have your driver or a motorbike taxi take you to the hot springs in beautiful...

Lookout Tower (Cot V3)

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

For a commanding view of the town and the surrounding area, climb the stone steps behind the Trade Union Hotel to the lookout tower known...

Memorial Cemetery

  • Cemetery

Across the street from the Dien Bien Phu Museum, this cemetery is the final resting place for many unknown Vietminh soldiers. Here in...


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