Y Ty

Attraction Y Tý Bát Xát Lào Cai Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

9 hours
07:00 AM
04:00 PM
Second-time visit
People watching
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Y Ty, one of the poorest communes in Lao Cai Province's Bat Xat District, has become an attractive tourism destination in recent years due to its natural beauty.

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Why Y Ty is special ?

Y Ty, one of the poorest communes in Lao Cai Province's Bat Xat District, has become an attractive tourism destination in recent years due to its natural beauty. Y Ty is still a strange name to many Vietnamese people. Nestled against 2,700m Nhi Cu San mountain, the commune rarely sees the sun and is often covered by dense white clouds. This lovely land is a must-see destination for photographers and nature lovers who dont want to be in the crowd of Sapa. Terraced fields beautifully make up the place in which tourists themselves can witness the transplanting of seedlings called “pouring water season” every May and seeing the whole area turn to green after. The sight is so astonishing that it has become a favorite shooting destination for both amateur and professional photographers.

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What to explore at Y Ty?

Many other places such as Sa Pa, Mu Cang Chai, Bac Ha and Muong Khuong are picture-worthy destinations as well. But Bat Xat District seems to stand out from them all in its unusually high altitude and magical sunset. Y Ty has become famous for its unique terraced fields made by the ethnic minority group Ha Nhi. The fields have varying terrain, but the Ha Nhi people manage to make wide and beautiful fields that amazingly fit the valley curves and high mountain slopes.

Another special feature of Y Ty is its earthen houses whose architectural design is simple yet one-of-a-kind. It is mushroom-shaped especially when viewed from atop. There is only one door and a small arched window but enough to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Though the design is basic, it takes one month to build an earthen house.

The Saturday market at Y Ty is also a famous tourist attraction in which different items like agricultural products and traditional clothes made by the ethnic groups Ha Nhi, H'mong, Dao and Giay are displayed. Visitors make sure to visit this part of Bat Xat District to have something to bring home and remind them of the simple yet magical and truly unforgettable beauty of Y Ty.

Source: http://en.vietnam.com/

How to get to Y Ty?

There's only one route you have to follow is: Ha Noi – Lao Cai – Y Ty

Stage 1: Ha Noi – Lao Cai (~ 320 km)

For train: You should buy ticket at Quy Cap station to Lao Cai station. The price ranges from 130,000 VND to 600,000 VND.

For bus: You should catch the bus at My Dinh stadium with the bus named Sao Viet or Viet Bus. The ticket price is about 270,000 – 300,000 VND.

Stage 2: Lao Cai – Y Ty (~80 km)

From Lao Cao to Y Ty, you can hire a motorbike to travel. Follow this route: Lao Cai – Bat Xat – Trinh Tuong – Lung Po (milestone 92) – A Mu Sung – A Lu – Ngai Thau – Y Ty.

Source: http://xinchaovietnam.org/

Selling points

  • The place covered by white cloud
  • Like in another world out of Vietnam
  • Pristine, beautiful place to explore the nature
  • Wonderful atmosphere, tranquility place
  • A fabulous view of earthen houses
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Tips for you

  • You should bring the notarized photocopy of your ID and passport. When you hire a motorbike, you can leave one of the photocopies at the owner and take the ID card with you.
    What need to do
  • Ha Nhi village with the specialty of Trinh Tuong house is one of must do things in Y Ty. The village owns special lifestyle and farming method that will impress you at the first time.
    Things to do
  • Y Ty is a border commune so along the way you will see some frontier posts, it's best to stop and present your ID card and let them know you're traveling. Save one of their phone numbers in case you need help.
    Things to do
  • Y Ty is one of the most beautiful sunrise area, so don’t dismiss to enjoy the stunning sunrise moment in here.
    What to see
  • From the hostel, you can walk to Y Ty market that has many choices of food to eat. However, you should not dismiss some famous foods such as: “walking” chicken, “carried-under-arm” pigs, mountainous vegetables and rice wine.
  • Each season coming to Y Ty like a different picture of beauty. On May, June: It’s time of watering terraced rice fields. On the late of August to October: The rice fields are on that harvest season. And on December to the late of February: The peach and plum flowers blooms at this time.
  • The roads to Y Ty are zigzag trails sinking in the forest leaves and looming houses in the cloud. You should travel to Y Ty from Sapa on a sunny day as this road is hard to control if it rains.
  • Nhiu Co San, Phan Can Su, Kin Chu Phin are three highest point of Y Ty, which is an ideal destination for every travellers to experience the whole spectacular mountains combining with vast rice terraced fields.
    What to know
  • Just only basic guesthouses are available in Y Ty. Three of them are: Thu My (0203 501 320), Si (0127 456 667) and Minh Thuong (opposite Y Ty market).
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