Exploring the spectacular beauty of Yen Bai, Where to visit?


Yen Bai Province is famous for a number of wonderful destinations that are great for taking a biking North Vietnam tour. The followings will introduce you to top places that you can definitely explore by bicycle.

1. Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field

Mu Cang Chai is a mountainous district in the western of Yen Bai Province with more than 90% of Mong people. From Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai, tourists can follow the Highway 32 to also discover Khau Pha Pass, one of four famous passes of Tay Bac region.


Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field

It is truly wonderful to visit Mu Cang Chai for your North Vietnam tour. You will be impressed by the majestic beauty of nature along with the immense green terraced fields. More than 700 ha of the field, of which 50% are located in three communes: La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, and De Xu Phinh. The attractive fields stretch along the way from Khau Pha to the center of the town, which makes visitors amazed at the first sight.

2. Ta Xua


Conquer Ta Xua Peak

Recently, Ta Xu becomes a favorite place for many tourists as well as photographers to enjoy the excellent beauty of the cloud. Ta Xua is the combination of the majestic peaks that are covered by cloud in the year-around, and also is the natural border of Son La and Yen Bai. Coming to Ta Xua, you can go among the pristine forest that includes many ancient trees covered by moss, the wildflowers, and especially the romantic clouds.

3. Pu Nhu Waterfall

A Vietnam biking tour to Yen Bai cannot miss Pu Nhu Waterfall in La Pan Tan Commune, Mu Cang Chai District, only about 10 kilometers to the West. Originated from the streams in the watershed forest in Uyen Waterfall (Lao Cai), the waterfall is about 20 meters high divided into many levels.


Pu Nhu Waterfall

In the waterfall area, the highest temperature is about 26 degrees Celsius. The fresh air and cool climate are the ideal conditions for your trips. The water falls down the stone creating an attractive beauty that can help tourists release stress after a long working period.

4. Thac Ba Lake

Located in the Northwest of the country, Thac Ba Lake is well known as “Ha Long on the mountain”. It is one of three largest artificial lakes in Vietnam when the Thac Ba Hydropower Plant was built.


The beauty of Thac Ba Lake

Thac Ba Lake is in Yen Binh and Luc Yen Districts with the total area of 23,500 ha. The lake owns more than 1,300 green islands of different sizes along with the mysterious cave systems hidden inside the rocky mountain ranges. It is the mystery that makes Thac Ba Lake become a sparkling but friendly and charming tourist attraction.

The villages surrounding the lake still preserve the rustic and original features, and the typical culture of the Tay, Nung, Mong, Dao, Phu La, and Cao Lan people. Visiting this amazing site is absolutely impressive with many new experiences.

5. Giang Stream


A corner of Giang Stream

Giang Stream is in Van Chan District, Yen Bai Province is another ideal place of a Vietnam tailor-made tour. The stream is 1,371 meters high above the sea level and has the total area of 5,922 ha. Giang Stream is well known for a number of precious stones at the strange shapes, which is distributed mainly in Khi Mountain, Kang Ky Village, and Suoi Lop Village.

Along with a number of mountainous specialties such as Meo borecole, chayote, po-mu, fruits, and cereals, tourists are attracted to visit Giang Stream by the tea culture of the Mong people. the greatest pleasure of many travelers is to enjoy the Shan tea, a unique specialty of the Northern region.

6. Ngoi Tu Cultural Village


Ngoi Tu Cultural Village

This is a charming destination for a Vietnam biking tour. With the unique features, Ngoi Tu attracts tourists by not only the beautiful and wild sceneries but also the values of the traditional culture of the Dao, Cao Lan, Nung people.

Coming to Ngoi Tu, you will be tasted the wild dishes while exploring the romantic beauty and the folk songs and dances. Moreover, it is truly great for you to cycle around to discover Yen Mountain, Cao Bien Mountain.

The above are top wonderful destinations that you cannot miss when taking a biking North Vietnam tour in Yen Bai. Hope that with these suggestions, you will have a nice journey with a lot of memorable experiences.

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