Yen Bai city is the provincial capital of Yen Bai province in the north west Vietnam. Yen Bai city might not be an ideal place for off the beaten track holidays, adventure travel tours, and outdoor activities. But its surrounding region offers great hiking, trekking homestay tours, mountain climbs, road cycling holidays.

Yen Bai city covers an area of 58 square kilometres. It contains 4 wards including Yen Thinh, Dong Tam, Minh Tan, Nguyen Phuc, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hong Ha, Yen Ninh, Nam Cuong, and Hop Minh. There are 8 communes are Minh Bao, Tan Thinh, Tuy Loc, Van Phu, Van Tien, Gioi Phien, Phuc Loc, and Au Lau.

Getting to Yen Bai city

You can get to Yen Bai Yen Bai by taking the overnight train from Hanoi. There are both night and day trains taking you from Hanoi train station to Yen Bai train station is located in Yen Bai city.

You can also rent a car from Hanoi. The car journey offers the chance to discover the northwest region of Vietnam.

There are public buses from Hanoi to Yen Bai. There are more than one departure a day at My Dinh bus station. Please bear in mind Hanoi local buses are usually full at weekend. Tickets can be reserved in advance through transport company or travel agents.

When to go

Yen Bai has the tropical monsoon climate with the average temperature of 220C – 230C, the average rainfall of 1,500 – 2,200 mm per year, and the average humidity of 83 – 87%, which are favorable for agriculture and forestry development.

Yen Bai city with the average altitude of 70m, the average temperature of 230C- 240C, has the most drizzling rain of the province, which is good for food crops, forest trees, fruit trees.

The coldest period in Yen Bai is from December to February. There is often too thick fog in the winter, but then can be a very nice sunny day and everything changes rapidly. If you like trekking or cycling in and around Yen Bai it is recommended in months from September to November and March to May. In these months is very good weather and temperature from 15 to 28 °C and a night temperature from 10-18 °C.

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