This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory.

This is the most tourists that have ever visited the city to mark the annual celebration, and the city’s relic sites are currently at full capacity.

One of the most prominent tourist sites, the Dien Bien Phu Historical Victory Museum, treats tourists to a panoramic picture of the Dien Bien Phu battle.

It is the first and only panoramic picture of the fight and the largest picture in Southeast Asia.

The Dien Bien Phu Historical Victory Museum in Dien Bien Province, northern Vietnam has attracted crowds of locals and travelers who are visiting the city to honor the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Vu Duc Thuan, 77, visited Dien Bien Phu with a group of war veterans on Thursday after traveling 600 kilometers from Hai Phong, a major port city in northern Vietnam.

According to the group, the panoramic picture, which depicts Vietnamese soldiers, bombings, and battles, does well at honoring fallen soldiers.

Thuan, a soldier in the war against the United States (1954 – 75), shared that he was grateful to the country’s soldiers for securing the important victory against the French.

“I am standing on the land and feel proud of being a soldier in our country’s past battles for independence,” Thuan said.

Nguyen Thi Cam Nhung, 60, a resident of Ho Chi Minh City, said that she visited Dien Bien Province to enjoy the heroic atmosphere surrounding the 70th anniversary celebration.

“I am very grateful to and proud of our Vietnamese soldiers for their sacrifice to the people and nation,” Nhung said emotionally.

An exhibit area at the Dien Bien Phu Historical Victory Museum in Dien Bien Province, northern Vietnam is packed with visitors. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Due to the crowds of tourists visiting Dien Bien Phu, many of the local hotels and lodging facilities are full, making it tough for others to book a room.

To help mitigate lodging issues, local authorities mobilized over 100 households to register for accommodation services so that they could provide an additional 2,000 rooms for travelers.

Nguyen Thi Thanh Chuyen, deputy director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the province had formed an inspection team to oversee all lodging facilities in order to prevent overpricing.

Crowds of visitors flock to a relic site in Dien Bien Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Tourists visit A1 Hill, a relic site from the Dien Bien Phu victory. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The command tunnel of French general De Castries. Photo: Tuoi Tre
War veterans visit the Dien Bien Phu Martyrs’ Cemetery to pay tribute to the country’s fallen soldiers. Photo: Tuoi Tre