Long time ago, the breath-taking beauty of the Northern Vietnam is always an unlimited attraction for tourists, a symbol of Vietnamese tourism. However, most of tourists just know about Sapa, and forget that there’s also another beautiful destination in the North of Vietnam, that’s Moc Chau, of Son La province. So why don’t we add this fantastic destination into our list of must-go places for a wonderful and unforgettable Vietnam Tour?
However, if you still hesitate to choose Moc Chau to be one of your stops in the journey to Vietnam, then let’s follow me and find why it can be that fantastic!
pine forest near a poetic lake that forms a peaceful scene for Ang hamletmany unique customs, habits, dances, ancient folk songs, rites and festivals
various ethnicities, festivals, historical relics and scenic spots
There are more than 100 historical and cultural relics in Son La of which Son La prison and Son La museum are the most popular. Classified as a national relic in 1962, Son La prison is perched atop Khau Ca hill. Covering an area of 500 m2, Son La prison was built in 1908 by the French colonialists to imprison Vietnamese communists. Known as hell on earth, its cells were built with solid stones and its high walls were covered with barbed wires and broken glass. Despite the barbaric tortures, Vietnamese communist soldiers turned their cells hell into a place to communicate Vietnam’s resolution. The prison has recently been renovated and become a tourist mecca in the northwestern region.
Son La Museum was also built in 1908 by the French. There, distinctive cultures of 12 local ethnic minority groups in the province can be discovered through thousands of pre-history artifacts.
The Son La Hydro Power Plant is also an attractive destination in the city. Surrounded by a verdant forest, Son La Reservoir impresses visitors with its incomparable beauty.
Hidden in a mountain range, Mong village in Hua La commune, 6km from the center of Son La, is also a tourist destination.
Seeing is believing. Go and explore the wide nature by yourself!