Yen Bai

Area: 6,808
Population: 691,000
Provincial Capital: Luc Yen, Van Yen, Yen Binh, Mu Cang Chai, Van Chan, Tran Yen, Tram Tau
Economic potentialities: 6,808

Yen Bai is located in Tay Bac, the northern part of the country. It is surrounded by the provinces of Lao Cai (north), Son La (south), Tuyen Quang (northeast), and Phu Tho (southeast). Several ethnic minorities live in Yen Bai province, including the H’mong, Dao, Tay, Thai, Nung, San Chay, Phu La, and Kinh.

The tropical monsoon climate is divided into two seasons; the cold season lasts from November to March and the hot season is from April to October. This province has less solar radiation than the other surrounding provinces and an annual average temperature of 22°C.

Thac Ba Hydroelectric Plant is an interesting tourist site. Yen Bai Tourism and Trade Department, along with the Institute for Tourism Research, are planning to develop tourism in this area.