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Yen Bai Province

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

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.

  • Thac Ba Lake is a favourite destination of Yen Bai province. The water in the lake is blue and clear, and imprinted with the reflections of the surrounding...
  • The climate in Suoi Giang is as favourable as in Sa Pa, Da Lat. Visitors come here can find themselve relaxing minutes in natural landscape, in pure scent of...
  • Dong Cuong Temple, also called Mau Thuong Ngan, is about 50km from the city of Yen Bai, on the right bank of the Red River, set amidst picturesque scenery,...
  • Dai Cai Temple, which was built by the bank of the Chay River, faces the river and the gates of Hac Y mountain. Dai Cai Temple was built on a large area...
  • Ngoc Am pagoda is in Hong Ha Ward, Yen Bai city. It has two names. Local people call it Am pagoda. Tung Lam is another name of it that is formally used by...
  • Pottery tower pagoda of Hac Y, or also called Hac Y temple it use to located on the mountain of “black gown ” King, belong to Tan Linh commune,...
  • Luc Yen precious stone market located right in center of Luc Yen town, Yen Bai province. Precious stone market dealing whole week but Sunday is the most...

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