Yen Bai Brief Introduction
Yen Bai, nearly 200km from Hanoi, is located in the Northwest of Vietnam with many beautiful landscapes and it plays an important role in the transportation to the Northwestern part of the country. Although the province welcomes many domestic and international tourists, many areas in the province retain wild, unpolluted and so attractive to tourists.
Yen Bai share its border with Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Phu Tho, Lai Chau, and Son La. With our motorcycle tour to Yen Bai, you can visit many landscapes such as: Thac Ba Lake, terraced fields of Mu Cang Chai, Lung O Pass, green plateau of Khai Trung, Muong Lo plain, Thac Ba Hydropower Plant, and many pagodas and temples.
There are many ethnic minorities living in Yen Bai such as Kinh, H'mong, Dao, Tay , Thai, Nung, San Chay, Phu La, but Kinh people is the majority population. People here live mostly on farming, forestry, tourism and mining.
The weather in Yen Bai is very cool with an average temperature of about 20 °C but down to 0 °C with frost and snow in some parts when winter comes.
Yen Bai is also the home of many festivals. Some of the important festivals are Dong Cuong temple festival, Muong Lo cultural week, Thac Ba Discovery Festival, Suoi Giang panpines festival, Grapefruit flower festival, Mong ethnic cultural festival.
If you find terraced rice fields in the North of Vietnam is so attractive, please choose the Vietnam Motorbike Tour to Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai during harvesting season in September to early October. At that time, the fields seem to have been dyed a silky yellow which create the best image of year.
Mu Cang Chai and Nghia Lo are 2 most popular places for home-stay experience in Yen Bai. Enjoy staying overnight in home stay in the villages which offers travelers opportunities to learn more about life of hill tribe people in the North of Vietnam.