|With little new construction and a sparse population, Yen Bai still can keep its primitive beauty. (Photo: VOV)
Yen Bai is famous for Thac Ba Lake, dubbed “Ha Long Bay on the mountain”, Muong Lo basin, and the Mu Cang Chai terraced fields.
The new Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway has cut travel time from Hanoi to Yen Bai from 5 hours to just 2 hours.
Do Nam Binh, a tourist from Hanoi, said, “This is my first trip to Yen Bai. Its beauty is beyond my imagination and we intend to stay here longer.”
Visitors to Yen Bai, a peaceful area with little new construction and a sparse population, can enjoy beautiful scenery among majestic mountains, and stay with friendly local people.
When Vietnam fully reopened for tourism, many people headed to eco-tourism sites to have an adventure or relax. Yen Bai has advantages for this type of tourism.
An Binh village, a peaceful place with fresh air beside Thac Ba Lake, is a great place to relax and recover your health.
Luong Thi Hien, from Hanoi, said her family all enjoy staying at the village.
“It’s not far from Hanoi to Yen Bai. The air is very fresh, and the landscape is delightful with clear water and green trees. We’re very satisfied with our accommodations and want to come back,” said Hien.
|Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields. (Photo: toquoc.vn)
Since the COVID-19 pandemic was controlled and tourism resumed, travel agencies in Yen Bai have become quite busy receiving guests.
Hung Viet Trade and Tourism Company and its partners havedeveloped new tours and linked old and new attractions to create exciting new products, said Nguyen Viet Hung, the company’s Director.
He added, “Visitors who book our tours come from the south, from Hanoi, and from neighbouring provinces. Our tourist destinations are attracting crowds of visitors.”
|Tourists at Thac Ba Lake. (Photo: VOV)
Hoang Hung Binh, Deputy Director of the Yen Bai branch of the Investment and Trading Development Company, said his company is making the most of local culture, focusing on cuisine and organic health care products and discounting room and service prices from 10 to 50%, without reducing service quality.
“Prices are competitive. Service quality is our top priority and we guarantee the rights of tourists,” said Binh.
Themed "Yen Bai – a safe, attractive, impressive destination", the province has set a target this year of welcoming 1.1 million visitors including 300,000 foreigners, and hopes to earn 37 million USD in revenue.