Yen The Bac Giang, one of nine rural districts of Bac Giang province is located in the Northeast region of Vietnam, about 3 hours drive from Hanoi. Yen The district covers an area of 301 km², offering off the beaten path mountain hiking, trekking homestay, road cycling, scooter, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi.
Yen The district consists of 2 townships and 19 communes including Cau Go, Bo Ha, Dong Vuong, Canh Nau, Dong Ky, Huong Vi, Dong Son, Xuan Luong, Tam Tien, Tien Thang, Tan Hiep, Tam Hiep, An Thuong, Phong Xuong, Dong Lac, Hong Ky, Dong Huu, Tan Soi, Dong Tien, and Dong Tam.
The Yen The Uprising, last nearly three decades from 1884 to 1913 and was led by Hoang Hoa Tham to battle the French colonialists. Despite its ultimate failure, the uprising left an imprint on the country’s heritage of battling foreign invaders. It also is emblematic of the broader virtues of Vietnamese heroism and patriotism.
The Yen The Festival is the district’s most important travel activity. It is organized on 16th March every year in Cau Go Town. This has become the largest Festival in Bac Giang for a long time ago and until now.
When to go
Yen The 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 Yen The 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 Yen The 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 Yen The
The best way to get to Yen The from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Yen The 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 Yen The Vietnam.
What to do and see
Yen The 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. Yen The district may not be an ideal place for taking a multi-day hike.
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Cycling in Yen The to discover the unseen Vietnam. Yen The 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 Yen The 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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