Son La


Son La is located in Northwestern Vietnam with its topography fully describe geographical traits of this area of Vietnam with many mountains, hills, rivers and mineral sources, surrounded by primitive forests. Son La border quite many provinces such as Lao Cai and Yen Bai to the North;Phu Tho and Hoa Binh to the East; Dien Bien to the West; and Thanh Hoa and Laos to the South.

Son La

Son La

Son La

Son La

This province was first appeared on Vietnamese map during King Le Thanh Tong Dynasty in 1479 as a part of Hung Hoa Province. The province has gone through a lot of changes in its area before officially named Son La on 23/8/1964.

Son La used to be a part of Viet Bac Interzone, consisting of the 6 Northwestern provinces that was headquarters of Vietnam Communist Party and Viet Minh Government during resistance war against French colonist in 1945.

Son La City also possesses the “Que Lam Ngu Che” Epitaph erected since 1440 written by King Le Thai Tong. Nearby the epitaph is a temple built for worship of the respected king and the natural wonder “Tham Bao Ke” Cave. Attending tours to Son La, visitors may have unforgettable experiences by visiting cultural ethnic minorities’ communes. Ones are given opportunities to rest in special inns there, which are stilts houses exclusively available in ethnic minorities’ villages. The locals there are very hospitable who are pleased to treat you their specialties like “Ruou Can” (wine with straws); “Mang Lay” (special bamboo sprout); “Com Lam” or roasted fishes

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