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Son La Province

Geography

Son La belongs to North-West Vietnam, shares border with Yen Bai, Lao Cai, Lai Chau provinces on the north, Dien Bien Province on the west, Phu Tho and Hoa Binh provinces on the east and Laos on the south.

The province has many mountains, rives and mineral sources. Abundant water supply is suitable to hydroelectricity. Moc Chau Plateau is an ideal place to breed milk cow, plant tea and fruit. Annual average temperature is about 21ºC. The weather is cold, dry in winter and hot in summer

Tourism

Son La owns following interesting sites. Son La Former Prison and Museum preserves revolutionary remains and exhibits precious objects introducing the historical and cultural traditions of the 12 ethnic groups living in Son La. Stretching out 150m long, Tham Tet Toong Cave is a wonder of nature. Along the walls of the cave, there are numerous stalactites and stalagmites. Ban Hin (Hin ethnic minority hamlet) is marked by the traditions and culture of the Thai. There, tourists enjoy drinking ruou can and watching xoe dance by Thai women. Then visitor like to go to Yen Chau Site to try special bananas, longans and mangoes.

In 2nd lunar month, when ban flowers begins to blossom, coloring the mountains in white, Thai ethnic group held Hoa Ban Festival. Boys and girls go flower picking to celebrate the spring and entertain themselves by singing, playing tinh and khen flute, dancing xoe.

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  • Mong Village (Ban Mòng) is a great destination for visitors in Vietnam travel who look for a new and interesting ecotourism site. This captivating...
  • Locating in the center of Son La town is a historic cultural relic, that is the Epitaph of Que Lam Ngu Che - the written document of King Le Thai Tong - a...
  • Tours to Da river in Son La will take tourists in Vietnam travel to century works, helps you discover the ancient the prehistoric period of the mankind by...
  • Tourists in Vietnam travel should at least once time  come to Son La  and visits the Tien Phong Lake - a romantic water area locating amid a large...
  • People name them like that because the waterfall is like the pink blouse or the beauty of a 15-year girl. The beauty of Dai Yem waterfall has attract many...
  • A recommended spot for visitors in Vietnam travel when coming to Moc Chau is the Hang Doi (Bat Cave). The cave has an area of 6,915 square meters and...
  • The Chieng Khoi Lake is an ecological spot which attracts more and more visitors both inside and outside Vietnam to Vietnam travelThe Chieng Khoi Lake is...
  • The Son La prison locates in the center of Son La town, on the top of Khau Ca hill from which you can see the whole view of the town. The prison is a...
  • Son Moc Huong Cave or Bat Cave has been well-known by a large number of visitors to Moc Chau. It is a work of art, a national beauty spot which the nature...
  • In Vietnam travel to Son La, tourists can visit Chieng Coi with Pottery traditional handicraft has long existed from one generation to another....
  • The town is a highland town which is about 600 meters above sea level. Infrastructure here is relatively good and the air is very fresh and cool, which...

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