In the course of the week, a series of events will be organised, including an international trade fair, a tour to visit Son La hydroelectric power project, arts performance, food festival and competition for tour guides.
The tourism-cultural week is a good chance for the province to advertise its culture and Vietnam travel potential to domestic and foreign visitors.
Recently, Son La Province and other seven localities in the northern area had signed an action plan to develop tourism in the northwestern region during 2010-2015 period.
Son La, the fifth largest province in the country, is located to the northwestern region of Vietnam. Eighty percent of the province’s natural area is covered with mountains. The province is populated by various ethnic groups, including the Ma, H’mong, Dao, Muong, Kinh, Khmer, Tay, Thai, and so on.
Son La has a temperate climate throughout the year.
Tham Tet Tong is a complex of marvelous grottoes located only 1.5 km from Son La. Excursions to Tay Bac Mountains and bathing at Ban Mong Hot Springs are available. Visits to ethnic minorities hamlets are also popular.