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Lychee 'campaign' results in big sales, Son La mango harvest also a success

In mid-June, during the peak of the fourth Covid-19 wave, up to 100,000 tons of lychee sourced from Bac Giang Province, Vietnam’s largest pandemic center, were sold. 

Nearly 4,300 runners to compete at Vietnam Trail Marathon in Son La

Nearly 4,300 Vietnamese and foreign runners will race up to 70km on trails through orchards and tea fields in the Vietnam Trail Marathon (VTM) in Moc Chau, Son La province on April 24 after a suspension triggered by COVID-19.

Chance encounter with a Thai wedding

Hoa Village is home to Black Thai people, with stilt houses made of cement and metal frames resembling those in Doi Village.


Another earthquake happens in Son La’s Moc Chau district

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit Moc Chau district in the northern mountainous province of Son La at 8:13am on August 17, according to the Institute of Geophysics under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

Son La border guards arrest six people for illegally entering Vietnam

Border guards in the northern border province of Son La said that they had arrested six members of a family for illegally entering Vietnam from Laos.

Putting a dent in drug crime

Police Captain Ca Van Nghia in the northern mountainous province of Son La’s Van Ho District has earned a reputation as the nemesis of local criminals, especially drug smugglers.

Vietnamese fruit increasingly popular among foreign consumers

Mai Chau mangoes from Son La province and Luc Ngan lychees from Bac Giang province have enjoyed being exported for the first time to the United States and Japan, where they have so far proved to be a hit among foreign consumers.

Son La court sentences defendants in exam scandal

The People’s Court of northwestern Son La province on May 29 announced punishment for 12 defendants involved in score manipulations in the 2018 national high school examinations.

Prison terms proposed for people involved in exam scandal

The People’s Procuracy in the northern province of Son La on Sunday proposed prison terms from two to 25 years for 12 defendants involved in test score manipulation in the 2018 national high school examinations.

Woman arrested for smuggling nearly 12,000 meth pills

Police in the northern province of Son La on Thursday arrested a woman for allegedly smuggling meth in Moc Chau Plantation Town in Moc Chau District.

Vietnamese preschool among top architectures: Guardian

A preschool project in the northern province of Son La has just been listed among the top 10 new architecture projects in the Art & Design column in UK-based newspaper The Guardian.

Son La women’s football club thrown a lifeline

Son La Province women’s football team have received a lifeline to avoid going out of business, after reports in recent days that the club was on the precipice.

Son La Province tries to curb illegal sand mining on Da River

Illegal sand mining on the Da River in the northern mountainous province of Son La has become more and more serious in recent years.

Birth registration makes Dao newborns unique

The “Dao Tien” in Son La province believe that a newborn baby is not an official member of the family or recognized by his or her ancestors until the child experiences a birth registration ceremony.

Vietnamese photographer wins Sony World Photography Awards

Local photographer Tran Tuan has been named among the winners of the National Awards category in the Sony World Photography Awards 2020.

Border guards assist locals in daily life

Over the years, apart from safeguarding the country’s land border, border guards in Phieng Pan border post, Mai Son district, the northern mountainous province of Son La, have been helping the locals improve their livelihood.

Military doctors battling superstitions in border province

For the officers at border stations in the northern mountainous regions, aside from national defence and security duties, their mission is also to help improve the healthcare of the ethnic minority-dominated population.

Ancestral worship ritual of the Dao

Like other ethnic groups, the Dao in Vietnam’s northwestern region worship their ancestors devotedly.

Eleven face prosecution for exam cheating scandal in Son La

The Investigation Police Agency in the northern province of Son La has concluded another investigation into cheating scandal in the national high school exam in the province two years ago.

VN farmers turn to high tech agriculture

Underdeveloped northern provinces were embracing high technology to make breakthroughs in farming productivity in hopes of lifting locals – mostly of ethnic minorities – out of poverty.