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Yen Bai is an agricultural-based province located in the northern region of Vietnam. The province shares its borders with six provinces which are Ha Giang Province, Lao Cai Province, Lai Chau Province, Son La Province, Phu Tho Province, and Tuyen Quang Province. The province covers an area of 6,899.5 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 750,200 people. Yen Bai City is the capital of the province.
The province is subdivided into 1 city, 1 town, and 6 districts including Yen Bai city, Nghia Lo town, Luc Yen district, Mu Cang Chai district, Tram Tau district, Tran Yen district, Van Chan disctrict, Van Yen district, and Yen Binh district.
Yen Bai’s history is important under the French colony, particularly the subsequent “Yen Bai mutiny”, an uprising of Vietnamese soldiers in the French colonial army on 10 February 1930 in collaboration with civilian supporters who were members of the Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang (the Vietnamese Nationalist Party).
Forestry and farming are the main economic stays of the province. Thac Ba Lake is a natural asset of the country along with its Thac Ba Hydroelectric Plant. Dong Cuong Festival is an important festival of the province.
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 map
Things to do
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.
Yen Bai city is an important transport hub of Northern Vietnam.
Yen Bai lies on the railway that runs northwest from the capital and largest city in the north of the country, Hanoi, to the border town of Lao Cai and into Yunnan in China. The railway also passes through the towns of Mau A and Co Phuc. The railway has been a major freight corridor between China and Vietnam since its construction, and runs approximately along the Red River. National Route 70 is the highway that goes from Lao Cai southeast into Yen Bai Province, through Yen Binh just north of the town of Yen Bai, and joins up with National Road 2—which leads to Hanoi—at Doan Hung.
Running parallel to and a few kilometres to the southwest of National Road 70 is National Road 32, which goes from Hanoi northwest to the town of Yen Bai through Son Tay, Lam Thao and Phu Th Province. National Road 37 connects the town of Yen Bai to Nong Truong Tran Phu to the south. The latter town is also serviced by National Road 32, which takes a northwesterly direction through Nghia Lo, Nong Truong Lien Son into the mountainous northwest of the province and into neighbouring Lao Cai Province. The province lies about 183 km away on the 340 km Lao Cai to Ha Noi road.
Yen Bai Airbase (ICAO: VVYB) is located about 5 km north of downtown Yen Bai City. It is currently used as a training facility for fighter pilots serving in the Vietnam People’s Air Force.
When to go
The main ecozones of the province are rainforest, subtropical and temperate mountainous zones. It experiences a tropical monsoon season. The 20,293 hectares (78.35 sq mi) conservation area Mu Cang Chai Species / Habitat Conservation Area (MCC SHCA) was established in 2004 to protect the endangered mountain wildlife in Cang Chai district on the border of Lào Cai Province.
The mean temperature in the province at elevations above 1500m is about 20 °C (68 °F) and drops to 0 °C (32 °F) with frost and snow in some parts. December–January are winter months when the climate is dry. Frequent drizzle is experienced during late winter months; this type of rain has earned Yen Bai the epithet “drizzle centre of the country”. April to December are summer months and the rainy period. The mean temperature is stable for the district as a whole and is in the range of 18 °C (64 °F) to 28 °C (82 °F).
Yen Bai car hire
Renting a car with driver assures a hassle-free journey to destinations, in and around Yen Bai Province. Vietnam Car Hire is a local transportation company that can help you to get your car rental bookings or airport transfers confirmed in just few clicks.
We have a big fleet of vehicle including 4, 5 seater Sedan, 7, 8 seater MPV, SUV, 15, 16 seater minivan, minibus, 29, 35, 45 coaches offering a wide selection of car rental packages in Yen Bai province as well as in northern Vietnam. Options include easy airport pickup, private transfers, car rental with driver, and private car hire. We also have pickup trucks and box trucks to rent out, also with driver for self-guided bicycle, motorbike tours.
No matter if in Yen Bai Vietnam for travel, business, or pleasure you can find the right rental vehicle to match your budget and plans. Get around with more ease with a top quality car rental in Yen Bai from Vietnam Car Hire!
Yen Bai car rental packages
The following packages are only sample transfers, car rentals we design for travelers to discover Yen Bai Vietnam. Please contact us for best car rental rates, deals and service’s availability.
Private transfers to Yen Bai
Private transport from Yen Bai to Vietnam’s destinations
Other Yen Bai car hire packages & transfers
- Transport from Dien Bien to Yen Bai or v.v
- Transport from Hoa Binh to Yen Bai or v.v
- Transport from Lai Chau to Yen Bai or v.v
- Transport from Lao Cai to Yen Bai or v.v
- Transport from Son La to Yen Bai or v.v
Hanoi to Yen Bai bus
We at vietnamcarhire.com don’t provide bus ticket booking service from Hanoi to Yen Bai or vice versa. Therefore we can help you with updated train timetable and bus schedule of this route. More details about this budget option can be found on our partner’s site at 12go.asia
Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to rent a car in Yen Bai?
The price varies depending on your travel plan as well as your trip duration. Please let us know your working agenda (business travel) or day-to-day itinerary (travel itinerary), we will provide a quote.
What is the most popular rental cars in Yen Bai?
7 seat SUV Ford Everest, Isuzu Highlander and Toyota Fortuner are the most popular rental cars for individual travel in Yen Bai Vietnam. For small group tours (3-6 people) Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinters (Minivan) are also popular rental cars.
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