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Top hot tourist destinations in Son La – Viet Nam should not be missed
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Son La tourism has many places to explore and experience, but if you come here once to explore, you should not miss these places.
Son La top destinations which should not be missed when come here
Moc Chau Highlands
Moc Chau is the first Son La tourist destination that everyone knows. Make sure you come here once before you can come to Son La city. Located at an altitude of 1000m above sea level, located 200km from Hanoi in the direction of National Highway 6 going to Son La city. Moc Chau is one of the largest plateaus in the Northwest region with vast grasslands.
Moc Chau Highland
Moc Chau has a cool climate all year round, the average temperature in the chives season is only about 20 degrees Celsius, while in winter it is drier than other regions. Moc Chau also concentrates many tourist destinations such as: Flower hillock, flower forest, tea hill every season, Moc Chau has its own flower blooming.
Traveling to Son La you cannot ignore Moc Chau, because in addition to the beautiful tourist destinations, you can also learn more about the cultural features of the lives of ethnic minority people in the mountainous Northwest. Villages, terraces, or ethnic costumes you can try when you come here.
Son Mong Huong Cave
Located in Moc Chau – Son La, this cave is also one of the most tourist destinations which should not be missed when come to Son La. The cave is 50m wide, about 800m wide, in some places up to 30m high, in the middle of the cave there is a dry lake about 200m2 wide. Son Moc Huong cave is a creature that nature gives to Son La tourism.
Son Moc Huong cave
Inside the cave is a beautiful picture of stalactites falling sparkling like rainbow light. Many blocks of stone hanging down from the ceiling of the cave have a height of more than 20 meters like giant tree roots in the ground. There are also many stalactites with diverse shapes such as bronze, fairy, fairy, cloud and also unique animal shapes that help you easily imagine and impress.
Dai Yem Waterfall
Ban Vat waterfall, this is not only a natural symbol of Son La but also contains the cultural values of the people here. Dai Yem waterfall is the residence of the Thai people who have lived here for a long time. Dai Yem waterfall is like the pride of Son La tourism, when people come here will witness the airy and cool space.
Dai Yem waterfall
Dai Yem waterfall is named by people later or also has another name like Nang waterfall because from above it falls down to Dai Yem waterfall like a white ribbon of fairies in the sky.
Pha Luong peak
As the “roof of the house” of Moc Chau is also a tourist destination not to be missed when coming to Son La, if you have traveled to Son La, remember to schedule to conquer this mountain. Travel experience is that you should prepare mentality, health, time to conquer this nearly 2,000m high mountain.
Pha Luong peak
Located 30km from Moc Chau, Pha Luong peak is located between the Vietnam-Laos border, conquering this mountain is not difficult, you can spend about 4-5 hours to conquer the top of the mountain very easily. Standing on the top of Pha Luong mountain, you will feel a very large space, admire the fascinating flying clouds.
Moong village hot spring
This is also one of the famous tourist destinations in Son La, located about 7km from the center of Son La city. Spring water here has an average temperature always maintained at between 36 and 38 degrees C with many natural mineral ingredients that are good for health. This hot spring bath will help treat skin diseases, rheumatism and heart very well. If you have the opportunity to travel to Son La, you should take the time to try a hot spring bath in Moong village. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience.
Moong village hot spring
Que Lam epitaph relics dominate
This is a cultural and historical site located in the heart of Son La city attracting a lot of tourists to visit. The autographs of King Le Thai Tong are displayed here. In May 1440, King Le Thai Tong and his soldiers carried out a conquest of the Northwest region. During that journey, the king stopped to rest at La cave. Too impressed by the peaceful, poetic scene here, the king wrote the poem “Guilin overpowered” in front of the cave entrance. And this place has now become one of the famous tourist destinations in Son La.
Que Lam epitaphs dominate
Tips for First Time Visitors in Vietnam:
If you’ve never been to Vietnam before, Emily has kindly provided some helpful tips to make your trip easier. She suggests:
- Prepare your passport in advance, and make sure that your passport has at least 6 months validity, with left space for visa stamping
- Check to see whether you are citizen of a country listed in the Vietnam visa exemption list or not. If you are required to have a Vietnam visa, and want to get a visa in very urgent case, you can use Urgent Vietnam visa to get it and fly to Vietnam on short notice
- The currency in Vietnam is Vietnam Dong, but you can bring USD and exchange this to VND before getting onboard a plane or at one of the exchange counters at the airport, upon arrival
- Make sure you book your flight tickets, a tour if you would prefer one, through the reliable agency
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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2021