In pictures: Opening ceremony of National Tourism Year – Dien Bien 2024

On March 16, the northern province of Dien Bien and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism jointly held a programme to kick off the National Tourism Year – Dien Bien 2024.

The event also aimed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory and the 115th anniversary of the establishment of Dien Bien Province.

The programme featured performances praising the contributions of previous generations in the Dien Bien Phu Campaign.

Thousands of professional and amateur performers took part in the opening ceremony of the National Tourism Year.

Unique cultures of people from all over the country were also spotlighted at the programme.

A performance featuring the cultural space of ethnic communities in the high mountains.

A xoe dance marks the closing of the programme.

A large number of local residents and visitors attend the programme at May 7th Square in Dien Bien Phu, the capital city of Dien Bien.