Yen Bai Travel Guides

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Introduction

Area: 6,808 sq.km

Population: 691,000

Provincial Capital: Luc Yen, Van Yen, Yen Binh, Mu Cang Chai, Van Chan, Tran Yen, Tram Tau

Districts:

Economic potentialities:  6,808 sq.km

Yen Bai is located in Tay Bac, the northern part of the country. It is surrounded by the provinces of Lao Cai (north), Son La (south), Tuyen Quang (northeast), and Phu Tho (southeast). Several ethnic minorities live in Yen Bai province, including the H’mong, Dao, Tay, Thai, Nung, San Chay, Phu La, and Kinh. Thac Ba Hydroelectric Plant is an interesting tourist site. Yen Bai Tourism and Trade Department, along with the Institute for Tourism Research, are planning to develop tourism in this area.

Geography

Situated on the gateway to North-West Vietnam, Yen Bai Province borders Lao Cai, Ha Giang in the north, Son La Province in the west, Tuyen Quang in the east, and Phu Tho in the south.

Terrain includes mountain, hill and valley. The network of rivers is complex with many falls and waterfalls. Climate in lowland is different from highland. Annual average temperature is from 18ºC to 28ºC.

Tourism and Economy

Yen Bai’s large forest ranges supply valuable pomu, lat hoa, cho chi wood. Van Yen cinnamon, Suoi Giang tea, Tu Le glutinous rice are special products. The province owns well-known stone-pit in Luc Yen, too.

Yen Bai has artificial Thac Ba Lake, a scenic spot as well as a historical place. The lake consists of 1,331 hill-islands, varies vegetation cover and a diverse ecological setting. In the middle of the lake stands the Mong Son Grotto, home of the Yen Bai Party Committee during the anti-American resistance. Coming to there, tourists are able to relax in the lake, climb the mountain and explore the forests.

Visitors are attracted to Dong Cuong and Dai Cai temples. Archaeologists have found many remains of the Son Vi culture in the Dong Cuong Temple area. Dai Cai Temple was built on a large area covered with many green trees and beautiful riverside roads.

Transportation

Yen Bai City is 180km from Hanoi. The province is on the railway from Hanoi to Yen Bai then Lao Cai. There is National Highway No.32 linking to Lao Cai and National Highway No.37 connecting to Tuyen Quang. Buses leave daily for Yen Bai from My Dinh Bus Station (Hanoi).

The tropical monsoon climate is divided into two seasons; the cold season lasts from November to March and the hot season is from April to October. This province has less solar radiation than the other surrounding provinces and an annual average temperature of 22°C.