Viet Yen Bac Giang, one of nine rural districts of Bac Giang province is located in the Northeast region of Vietnam, about 1 hour drive from Hanoi. Viet Yen might not be an ideal place for trekking and hiking. But the area offers beautiful off the beaten path road cycling tours which can be arranged for those who like discovering Vietnam countryside and rural villages.

Viet Yen district consists of 2 townships and 18 communes including Bich Dong, Nenh, Quang Chau, Ninh Son, Tien Son, Trung Ha, Bich Son, Nghia Trung, Hong Thai, Tang Tien, Quang Minh, Van Ha, Van Trung, Viet Tien, Thuong Lan, Minh Duc, Tu Lan, Huong Mai, Hoang Ninh, and Tho Ha.

When to go

Viet Yen has the dominant characteristics of the tropical, temperate climate zone of the Northern Plain Vietnam weather. The temperature, humidity and rainfall vary over months and seasons.

The climate in Viet Yen Bac Giang has been discerned in two distinct seasons – the hot, rainy season from May to September and the cold, dry season from November to March. The average temperature varies between 22–23 °C (72–73 °F); the maximum temperature recorded was 41 °C (106 °F) while the lowest temperature was 13 °C (55 °F).

Humidity values are in the range of 73% to 87%. The average rainfall is reported to be 1,953 millimetres (76.9 in). The annual sunshine hours of 1,500 to 1,700 hours is good to grow tropical and subtropical trees. The average wind velocity is 2.1 metres (6.9 ft)/s and the average atmosphere pressure is 757.71 mmHg.

Since Viet Yen is located away from Vietnam’s eastern coast and the East Sea, the incidence of hurricanes and storms is rare, although whirlwinds and hailstorms are a localized phenomenon in a few mountainous districts.

Getting to Viet Yen

The best way to get to Viet Yen from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Viet Yen directly. The journey takes about 2 hours on road. Those who are on budget can take local public bus from My Dinh bus station, Gia Lam bus station or Giap Bat bus station. Taking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten track destination like Viet Yen Vietnam.

What to do


Viet Yen district is topographically flat and characterized by paddy fields and rural hamlets. There are both sealed roads and single dirt trails offering a variety of bike tours. Viet Yen district may not be an ideal place for taking a multi-day hike.

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Cycling in Viet Yen to discover the unseen Vietnam. Viet Yen district has sealed, paved roads, and single dirt trails offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic road cyclists and countryside explorers. We have a range of road cycling trips and easy family bike tours around Viet Yen and the Bac Giang region, providing options for both those who want some easy fun day bicycle tours and those who prefer long flat rides.

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Attending Viet Yen local festivals

The Tho Ha village festival is the most important tourist attraction in Viet Yen. It is held in Van Ha Commune, about 50km northeast of Hanoi. Here, there are many typical village cultural examples of the North with communal houses, temples, pagodas and festivals. The festival lasts over three days, from the 20th to the 22nd of the first lunar month. The major day of the festival falls on the 21st. The festival with its procession is held once every three years so it is eagerly awaited by all of the villagers. On festival days the villagers practice a very special custom. All families receive and give a warm reception to visitors to the festival because they believe the more visitors that visit their house the luckier the family will be.

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