Yen Son Tuyen Quang, a mountainous district of Tuyen Quang Province is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Yen Son district covers an area of 1210 square kilometres, offering off the beaten path hiking tours, trekking, homestay, road cycling, mountain biking, motorbike, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi.
The district contains 1 township and 30 communes including Tan Binh, Doi Binh, Nhu Khe, Nhu Han, My Bang, Phu Lam, Kim Phu, Hoang Khai, Chan Son, Trung Mon, Lang Quan, Thang Quan, Tu Quan, Phuc Ninh, Chieu Yen, Luc Hanh, Quy Quan, Xuan Van, Tan Long, Tan Tien, Trung Truc, Kien Thiet, Dao Vien, Phu Thinh, Thai Binh, Tien Bo, Con Da, Kim Quan, Trung Son, Hung Loi, and Trung Minh.
When to go
The tropical climatic seasons are the monsoon and dry season. Rainfall occurs generally during the monsoon months of May to October, which is also the summer season in Yen Son Vietnam. However, it is unevenly distributed due to varying topography. The average annual rainfall in Yen Son is 1,500 millimetres (59 in) in 150 rainy days. Monsoon rainfall accounts for about 94% while the balance occurs during the dry months, which is the winter period.
Depending on the season Vietnam weather, the wind direction also varies significantly. Thunderstorms from April to August are also a climatic feature with maximum recorded rainfall of 100 millimetres (3.9 in) during one thunderstorm in some areas. Cyclonic effects with wind speed reaching 40 metres (130 ft)/s have been recorded in some areas. Cyclones occur every year during the transitional months between two seasons namely April and May.
The temperate to subtropical, tropical climate facilitates growth of natural flora and a diversified plant mechanism. The northern region of Tuyen Quang experiences a long winter with low temperatures. However, the region gets more rain during summer. The southern region has a diversified climate with a short winter and hot summer followed by a monsoonal season. Frequently, the strong intensity rainstorms result in floods, which occasionally cause damage to people and property. The average temperature in the province is 22.4 °C (72.3 °F).
Getting to Yen Son
The best way to get to Yen Son from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up in Hanoi and directly brought to Yen Son Vietnam. Those who are on budget can take local public bus. There are few direct buses from My Dinh bus station to Yen Son. Hanoi Tuyen Quang bus takes about 4 hours on road. Booking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended. An English-speaking guide is really helpful in an such off the beaten path destination like Yen Son Vietnam.
Best things to see and do
Trekking is the best way to explore Yen Son Vietnam. Discover Yen Son tropical forest, karst mountains and Tay, Nung, Dzao hill tribes on a jungle trek. Whether it is a single day hike or multi day trek we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through the primitive forest or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we have something to suit.
Cycling in Yen Son Vietnam to discover another Vietnam’s hidden place. Yen Son district has sealed, paved roads, and mountain trails offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling and mountain bike tours around Yen Son and the Tuyen Quang region, providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.
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