|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$7.08|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$8.82|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$26.38|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$3.33|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$237.81|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.24|
It is very interesting how the local people give names to their places. For instance, in the northwestern part of Vietnam and close to the border of Thailand and Vietnam is the city called Di?n Biên Ph?. The city is also called Muong Thanh from the Thai term Muong Then, which means “land of god” because a legend of the birth of the people in Thailand is associated with this place. This city is well-known for the First Indo-china War during the late 1946. There was the clash of Di?n Biên Ph? in which this place served as the granary and breadbasket for the Viet Minh, the communist coalition in Vietnam. The Di?n Biên Ph? city lies in the heart shaped valley of Muong Thanh, which the place is about 290 kilometers from the country’s capital, Hanoi.
How can you get to the city? As a tourist, your main point of entry can be the airport of said city Di?n Biên Ph? serving domestic flights only and mostly to Hanoi. The Hanoi Airport or Noi Bai International Airport is where your international flight will land and you can be connected to Di?n Biên Ph?. You can easily find many cheap flights to Di?n Biên Ph? via Hanoi. The city of Di?n Biên Ph? can be reached from the airport by taxi. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, try the local bus. In order to get around the city, use the xe om or the motorcycle city. Walking is also possible since the city is just 65 square kilometers in area.
Your tour of ?i?n Biên Ph? can take a few days depending on the package you get or if you tour on your own, which you can complete easily. There are several hotels in Di?n Biên Ph? and most of them are very affordable. With the use of online booking sites, you can find travel packages and you can also find cheap flights to Di?n Biên Ph?.