Yen Chau Son LaSome time ago, Son La was known to the adventurous travelers who took the tour of the North-West loop. Back then most visitors stopped at Son La only one night on the journey. Things are different now that Son La itself justifies a wonderful holiday experience, be it you love an off-the-beaten track adventure, a bicycle trip amid green tea plantations at Moc Chau Plateau, a motorbike tour, a battlefield tour, a photo adventure, or a trekking tour.

With this little guide for Son La, Paradissa would like to provide you with more information related to the tourist attractions, the travel activities, the best time to visit the land...

  • Moc Chau is a plateau in Son La Province with the elevation of 1.050m above sea, stretching over 80km in length and 25km in width. The plateau has a temperate climate with average temperature in the summer around 18-20 Degrees Celsius; with annual rainfall around 1500-1600mm and average humidity around 85%.

  • Mount Pha Luong, about 2,000m above sea level, is located in Chieng Son Commune, Moc Chau District, Son La Province. The mountain stretches right on the border between Vietnam and Laos, and because of this foreign visitors are to obtain a special permit from the provincial police to climb Pha Luong.

  • Pha Din is a 32-km mountain pass connecting Son La and Dien Bien via Route 6. “Pha Din” in local Thai Language means “Heaven and Earth”. The highest point on the pass is over 1,600m above sea level. The pass is one of the four most sublime mountain passes in northern Vietnam. The other three are O Quy Ho (between Lai Chau and Lao Cai), Ma Pi Leng (Ha Giang), Khau Pha (Yen Bai). 

  • Son La is 280km north-west of Hanoi. Son La Province is bordered to the east by Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Phu Tho Provinces, to the south-east by Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa Provinces, to the south by Laos, to the west by Dien Bien and Lai Chau Provinces.