A visit to Ngoc Chien commune in Son La

Widely considered as the ‘Da Lat of the northwest’, Ngoc Chien commune in Muong La district in the northern mountainous province of Son La, has become popular among visitors who enjoy taking in the area’s beautiful landscapes of paddy fields, valleys, and picturesque villages.





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Located 80km away from Son La city, Ngoc Chien commune is home to the highest village in Muong La district. The pristine natural beauty on display in landscapes throughout the region is often a big pull for visitors.

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The romantic scenery of Ngoc Chien commune featuring majestic mountains and paddy fields in the distance.

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In total, 1, 680 households from the Thai, Mong, and La Ha ethnic minority groups consider Ngoc Chien as their home

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A typical feature of the commune is the houses on stilts which are covered with green moss

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The houses on stilts are made from a specific type of wood and are designed with a board-walk style walkway

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From the paths leading towards the villages, visitors are able to take in some of the spectacular scenic views of the beautiful valleys which feature the house son stilts and terraced fields

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The pristine scenery of Luot and Dot hamlets which shine next to a lake.

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The houses on stilts and bamboo bridges covered amid romantic fogs

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The region is also home to a unique mineral hot water spring. For visitors to Luot hamlet, they are also able to experience bathing in the hot spring baths.

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A panoramic view from high up of the natural landscapes.

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Visitors can enjoy views of the beautiful terraced fields and taste Tan sticky rice- a local delicacy of Ngoc Chien commune.

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Visitors to the region are able to throw themselves into local life explore local life and enjoy the many specialties of the region.

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Ngoc Chien commune attracts visitors due to its pristine nature, unique cuisine, and hospitality of local ethnic minority groups.

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