Travel experience to Y Ty


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Y Ty is located at a height of over 2,000m, lying on the mountain of Nhuu San San which peak to 2.660m, almost covered by cloud all year round. The sun is probably less than a day to shine for 12 hours. The road to Y Ty is a zigzag trail of narrowed paths and then hidden under the forest leaves and the houses looming in the clouds. It is true that when you come to Y Ty, many feel like you are entering another world, separated from the earth. The road to Y Ty now has been upgraded, no longer the scene of muddy roads as a few years ago. As well as the beautiful places in the highlands.


Photo: hachi8

When to go

There are 3 periods of good time to visit Y Ty: the ripe rice season from the 3rd week of August until the middle of September, the cloud hunting season from September to April every year and the flood season. In the years of cold weather, Y Ty is also a possible snowfall with Sa Pa and Mau Son.



From Hanoi you can buy a train ticket to Lao Cai or take a passenger bus to Lao Cai (or Sa Pa). From Lao Cai (Sa Pa) to move to the Rat must use motor vehicles. You can choose to take a motorcycle from Hanoi or rent a motorbike in Sa Pa. The road to the present day is quite beautiful and convenient when it is dry, if it rains, the section of the cat is quite difficult to go.



Mrs. Mỷ: 020 3501320

Mrs. Si 0127 456667 (serve meals for guest)

Minh Thuong Hostel (opposite Yen Ty Market) 0916 729534 - 0948 840483

A Ho guesthouse 01255751173

Anh Thang Hostel 020 3501310

Border guard of Y Ty


The eateries of Mrs. Le 01244413718

Vong Hang (the second from the market gate) 020 3501299


Note: Before you go, should call the restaurant from the day before to prepare the food for the next morning as they go to the market. Like other Northwest highlands, in Y Ty you can enjoy the boar, chickens, Hmong borecole ... these are delicious and easy to eat for everyone.

Best places to go in Y Ty

Landmark 92 - Lung Po junction

This is a junction where the Nguyen Giang River (China) meets the Lung Po River in Vietnam, merging into each other and flowing into Vietnam with the name of Red River. This is also where the landmark 92 (1), 92 (2) and 92 (3) on the borders of Vietnam and China. The landmark of Vietnam is 92 (1), the remaining two landmark on the banks of the Chinese side.


Landmark No 92 on the border of Vietnam - Chinam, located at Lung Po, Bat Xat, Lao Cai

GPS coordinates of landmark 92


The flag pole of Lung Po.

Vietnam - China border demarcation

Along the route from Bat Xat to Y Ty you can meet many landmarks of Vietnam - China land border (in Lao Cai province).


Thien Sinh Bridge

The bridge is located at the end of Lao Chai village, about 10 km from the center of Y Ty commune. According to the language of Ha Nhi ethnic group, the bridge is named Thien San Shu, meaning "heaven born".

The bridge is only about 1m short, the former is a natural rock through the deep hole of the Lung Po stream roaring all day and night. From the hundreds, thousands of years ago, through the geological tectonic movement, the giant rock mass has been cracked to form a rock crevice.

This is also the border between Vietnam and China. Over time, the rock over the deep slits gradually wear down, the people here must be over the bar to build bridges and concrete as it is now. Standing on the bridge looking down, nervous people firmly have a feeling of dizziness, because under the rock is deep Lung Po streams roaring waves of water rushed into the whirlpool.


From the bottom look up cliffs standing up nearly a hundred meters, the stream look like the cavalier horse make the neighs and up the hoof, then his "mane waves" rushing down impetuously. The layers of large and small rocks are water carving glossy into many shapes and named this stream is Lung Po, meaning Father Dragon, sacred dragon on the upstream of "Bat Xat waterfall".

The Hong Ngại Village mentioned by To Hoai is in Bac Yen district, Son La province. Although it is the remote village of Y Ty, but the life here is also relatively good because of cardamom, a high value agricultural products.

The Villages of Lao Chai, Sin San

From the center of the commune, to reach Hong Ngai Village you will go through the villages of Lao Chai 1, Lao Chai 2, Sim San 1, Sim San 2. Lao Chai is home of Ha Nhi ethnic people while Sin San is home of Red Dao people.




Suggestion tours

Y Ty 2 days 3 nights (Bus + motorcycle rental)

Day 1: Take the night bus to Lao Cai on Friday

Day 2: Lao Cai - Bat Xat (11km) - Trinh Tuong (26km) - Lung Po (19km) - A Mom Thu (7km) - A Lu (7km) - Ngai Thau (5km)


The day will take about 1 day for a distance of 80km, places can stop including landmark 92 - where the Red River started flowing into Vietnam, the road from A Lu to Y Ty in the rice crop will be beautiful connect with China, afternoon if you can early to follow in some villages such as Sin Chai, Lao Chai or further to Hong Ngai (9 km far from Y Ty commune)

Day 3: There are two options are return to Sa Pa or travel to Ban Xeo village then back to Bat Xat and Lao Cai

Option 1: Y Ty - Den Sang (29km) (or Den Thang to come back Muong Hum) - Muong Hum (10km) - Sa Pa (42km)


Option 2: Y Ty - Den Sang (29km) (or Den Thang to come back Muong Hum) - Muong Hum (10km) - Ban Voc - Bat Xat - Lao Cai

The third day will go along the primeval forest in Y Ty, if going on Sunday will be the market fair of Muong Hum.


If traveling from Sa Pa, then run along O Quy Ho Pass to this road sign, follow Ban Xeo to Muong Hum


Suggestion tour

Day 1: On the evening of the Friday, take the night bus to Lao Cai

Booking in advance and depart from My Dinh Station, you can also choose to take the train but the time will take longer than the car (8 hours by train and about 4-5 hours by car)

Day 2: Lao Cai - Bat Xat (11km) - Trinh Tuong (26km) - Lung Po (19km) - A Mom Thu (7km) - A Lu (7km) - Ngai Thau (5km)

The second day will take about 1 day for a distance of 80km, the highlights including landmark No 92 - where the Red River started flowing into Vietnam, the road from A Lu to Y Ty in the rice crop will be worth to see, Thien Sinh Bridge (Lanmark No 87) connect to China border. In the afternoon if time permit you can visit some villages such as Sin Chai, Lao Chai or further to Hong Ngai (9 km far from Y Ty commune)

Day 3: Y Ty - Den Sang (29km) (or Den Thang, all the roads are leading to Muong Hum) - Muong Hum (10km) - O Quy Ho (35km) - Than Uyen (90km) - Mu Cang Chai (50km)

if you travel on Sunday you can attend the market fair of Muong Hum, passing through one of the great four passes of the Northwest is O Quy Ho and stop at scenic of Mu Cang Chai terraced paddy fields.

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai - Khau Phue Pass - Tu Le - Nghia Lo - Thanh Son - Son Tay - Hanoi

The end date of journey you will conquer the 2nd pass of the great four Northwest great four passes named Khau Pha and get in sight the stunning terraced rice field of Tu Le and then returned to Hanoi.
Y Ty is located at a height of more than 2,000m, leaning back on the Nhiu Co San Mountain, which has a peak of 2.660m and almost covers the entire cloud.
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