Tourists in Vietnam travel should at least once time come to Son La and visits the Tien Phong Lake - a romantic water area locating amid a large windy and sunny savanna.
In the east and north of the lake locates 2 mountain rows, each of which consists of sequent mountains. They look like two dragons swimming in the cool and pure water. The west of the lake is the Na San Plateau containing various mountains with green fruit-trees and grass-green tea hills.
The Tien Phong lake is situated in Muong Bon commune, Mai Son district and 23 km far from Son La town, 7 km far from Hat Lot town and 2 km far from the Na San Airport. You can go to the lake by land, seaway and airway. Driving from Hanoi along the National Road No, passing through Hoa Binh town, Moc Chau, Yen Chau and Mai Son towns, you will reach the Tien Phong lake. If departing from Dien Bien city, you can drive along the National Road No.6, passing through Tuan Giao, Thuan Chau and Son La towns, you will reach the lake. If departing from the Hoa Binh Hydro-electricity, you can go on ships to the Ta Hoc Port and then get on a train leaving for Hat Lot town to reach the lake. Alternatively, you can fly from the Noi Bai International Airport for 45 minutes to the Na San Airport, from which you drive along the National Road No.6 about 2 km towards Hanoi, then you will reach the lake.
Visiting the Tien Phong lake, you will be told legends about the sources of water of the lake by the Thai people living long in Na Si Village.
After going sightseeing around the lake, you can visit the windy Dao Noi (Floating Island) which has an area of 10,000 square meters. The island looks like a tortoise floating on the lake surface.
You should not forget to visit mountain villages of the Thai ethnic group like Na Si, Me and Un. Inside houses on stilts, you will see beautiful girls of the Thai group making brocade with various sophisticated designs.
In a bid to take full advantage of huge potentials of the lake’s area, the People’s Committee of Son La has mapped out a plan to build ethological tourism and entertainment spots in the Tien Phong lake’s area.