Rice transplanting at Son La
Rice transplanting at Son La

Son La Sustainable Holidays

Ngoc Chien Commune of Muong La District is 80km north-east of Son La City. Ngoc Chien has the average elevation of 1,800m above sea level, has cool temperatures all year round. The commune is covered with 12,000 hectares of pine forests. Beside the temperate climate, scenic landscape and the fresh ecosystem, Ngoc Chien also has hot-springs at Luot, Dot and Khau Vai Villages. The commune is inhabited by the Thai, Hmong and La Ha ethnic minorities who maintain the lifestyle almost unchanged for centuries.  

Moc Chau Plateau, Son La Vietnam
Moc Chau Plateau, Son La Vietnam

Ngoc Chien is rarely visited by the foreign travelers to Vietnam, very few Vietnamese adventure travelers have made trips to this region. Only recently, the authority of Son La Province has started community-based tourism at Ngoc Chien as a pilot project, which allows the local people to provide homestay service to the travelers. AdventureGreen is also in a pilot stage designing adventure tours to Son La and Ngoc Chien Commune.

A Hmong mother and her daughter at Moc Chau, Son La Vietnam
A Hmong mother and her daughter at Moc Chau, Son La Vietnam

How to get to Ngoc Chien
From Son La City, travel 40km north-east via provincial road No. 106 to It Ong Township, then cross  Pass Sam Sip of 40km in length and over 2,000m in elevation, you'll arrive at Ngoc Chien.

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