The northwestern province of Dien Bien has set a target of attracting up to 870,000 visitors in 2019, up 17 percent over 2018, including 180,000 foreign tourists.

The province, famous for the glorious Dien Bien Phu victory against the French colonists, aims to earn over 58.4 million USD from tourism in the year, a rise of 17.7 percent over 2018.

In 2019, Dien Bien will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory, 110 years of its establishment and 70 years of the founding of the provincial Party Committee with various activities.

So far this year, Dien Bien has welcomed more than 700,000 visitors, 103 percent of its yearly target, including more than 150,000 foreign tourists. Tourism revenue has exceeded 49 million USD.

Along with beautiful natural landscapes, Dien Bien is also rich in historical relic sites.

The Dien Bien Phu battlefield complex features 45 relic sites, of which eight have been put into operation to serve tourists./.