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Y Ty

Y Ty
Y Ty is one of the most attractive places near Sapa, Lao Cai province. Located in the mountainous area, 80km away from Sapa, landing deeply in the mountains, Y Ty has become the best place to visit during summer time.

Some oversea magazines recently have choosen Y Ty as a top Viet Nam’s highest plateau which offers spectacular views of cloud-reaching mountains and yellow rice paddy fields. If you want to have an experience in rural Viet Nam without staying far from the tourist centre of Sa Pa, this is your spot.

There are 2 ways to go to Y Ty, one is from Lao Cai, passing to Lung Po via Trinh Tuong, then through A Mu Sung before you reach Y Ty, you will go through the paths which cut the jungle. The road is absolutely not easy and much challenged. On the other hand, you can go to Y Ty from Sapa to Muong Hum Market then to Den Trang and and to Y Ty. This is the easier way, you can get to Y TY by car and your driver needs to drive very carefully as the road is slippery and there are many sharp bends there.

If you are adventurous travellers, renting a motorbike to Y Ty from Sapa, is the best way because you can control your speed.

Travelling to Y Ty, travellers will be amazed with spectacular scenery with clouds, mountains, jungle and rice field. House of Ha Nhi Ethnic group is also amazing. Attending colorful weekly market , you will see Ha Nhi women and girls wearing big wigs round their heads or H’mong people with traditional clothes or special head of Dzao women. All most all agricultural products sold at the market are home and hand-made. You will also see the specific beauty of earth houses which are considered as the best in Lao Chai communes.

There are not any hotels or guests houses in Y Ty but houses are basic and simple, with limited water and electricity. It is very easy to book home stay and you can book in advance or when you get there. Foreigners need to ask for permission if they want to spend overnight in the village.

Food: This is the remote area and quite far from the centre, thus there are not many specialties to enjoy but you can try to cook with food brought along. So, you should bring all food you think is enough for days in Y Ty.

Weather here is different between day and night. Besides short clothes, you should bring warm clothes or even sleeping bags.


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