“Son tra” trees benefit mountainous farmers Business

“Son tra” trees benefit mountainous farmers

Farmers in the northern mountainous province of Son La are rushed off their feet these days as they harvest “son tra” (docynia indica) fruit. A key crop in the province for many years, the trees have helped improve livelihoods for these mountainous people.
Son La seeking markets for longan Videos

Son La seeking markets for longan

Son La province boasts the largest longan-growing area nationwide, with 20,000 hectares. Output for this year has been estimated at over 100,000 tonnes. Farmers are quite excited about this year’s season, as they are able to sell their fruit at higher prices after diversifying markets in recent times.
Getting lost in fairy Ta Xua forest Travel

Getting lost in fairy Ta Xua forest

Travel aficionados have been appealed to the captivating charm of the primeval forest on the way to the top Ta Xua mountain, locating in the natural border between the northern mountainous provinces of Son La and Yen Bai.
Moc Chau applying technology in tea production Politics

Moc Chau applying technology in tea production

In a bid to gradually affirm its brand in domestic and international markets, tea producers in Moc Chau district in mountainous Son La province have not only focused on improving quality and design but also on promoting technological application in tea processing. This helps create high-quality tea while also protecting the environment.
Gorgeous orchids in full bloom in Son La province Society

Gorgeous orchids in full bloom in Son La province

Son La province is looking its best at this time of year, with graceful blooms of pristine white “ban” flowers, or orchids. Ban flowers have have long been a symbol of the glorious beauty of local Thai ethnic minority women, and also remind people about a love story between a woman named Ban and a man named Khum.
Ethnic culture upheld through traditional craft Videos

Ethnic culture upheld through traditional craft

Van Ho district in Son La province is home to five ethnic groups: the H’Mong, Thai, Muong, Kinh, and Dao. It has been working to preserve their diverse and exotic cultures, including their traditional outfits.
Three drug traffickers caught in Son La Society

Three drug traffickers caught in Son La

Three people were arrested recently in the northern province of Son La for smuggling 20 bricks of heroin and more than 2,360 synthetic drug pills, police in the province’s Moc Chau district announced on September 28.
Alluring terraced rice fields  in Son La Travel

Alluring terraced rice fields in Son La

With hundreds of years of experience in rice production, Vietnamese farmers, especially those who live in the northern mountainous region, learned how to adapt to different terrains. That is why rice terraces of Vietnam were formed long ago and are also known as a unique culture and famous tourist attraction.
Son La province expands organic farming Business

Son La province expands organic farming

The northern mountainous province of Son La has emerged as a leading grower of fruit in recent years thanks to its well-chosen policy of moving in the direction of organic farming.