Khai Trung Green Plains
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Khai Trung Green Plains

Khai Trung Green Plains is one of the beautiful destinations that you should not miss when you have the opportunity to visit the land of Ngoc Luc Yen. This place has very poetic and attractive natural scenery and receives a lot of attention and love from tourists everywhere. Let’s explore this beautiful, green plateau with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Khai Trung Green Plains?

Khai Trung green plateau is located in Khai Trung commune, Luc Yen district, Yen Bai province, Vietnam. About 90 km from Yen Bai city and about 250 km northwest of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Khai Trung Green Plains unique?

Located at an altitude of about 700m above sea level, Khai Trung has a very fresh and cool climate. The temperature here is always about 2-3 degrees lower than other regions. Therefore, when coming to this Yen Bai tourist destination to explore, visitors will feel very comfortable and relaxed.

Compared to other areas in the mountainous and forested region of Yen Bai, Khai Trung is a plain area with relatively flat ground. The total area of this plateau area is 15 hectares. This place is adjacent to the Ao Den and Khe Rung mountain ranges on the left, and on the right is the Pu Nam Cho mountain range.

Therefore, the natural scenery of this plain is very beautiful and attractive. In particular, the climate in Khai Trung is fresh and cool, so it is very suitable for you to choose as a place to rest and relax during your trip to Yen Bai.

With an area of 12.98 km2 and a population of more than 1,000 people, this is also where ethnic minorities live, mainly the Red Dao and Tay people.

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3. When is the best time to visit Khai Trung Green Plains?

Yen Bai province’s climate is characterized by tropical monsoon, lots of sunshine and rain, and high temperature. The average temperature fluctuates little during the year (about 18 – 20 degrees Celsius), the highest temperature is 39 – 41 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature is 0 – 2 degrees Celsius.

The prevailing winds are the Northeast monsoon and the Southeast monsoon. Rain is abundant but unevenly distributed, average rainfall is 1,700 – 2,000mm/year, highest is 2,963mm/year and lowest is 1,035mm/year. Some microclimate regions often have constant rain in the spring.

The weather in Khai Trung Green Plains is divided into two distinct seasons: rainy season and dry season.

The ideal time to travel to Khai Trung Green Plains is from September to April next year. At this time, the weather does not rain much, the air is fresh and pleasant so you can enjoy every moment in this beautiful plateau.

4. How to move to Khai Trung Green Plains?

4.1 From Hanoi To Yen Bai City

Yen Bai city is about 155 km from Hanoi. If you travel from Hanoi and other neighboring provinces, you can choose the train from Hanoi station to Yen Bai station or go by car, bus, or motorbike.

  • By train: There are 3 main routes running from Hanoi – Yen Bai: trainYB3 goes straight to Yen Bai and SP1, SP3 Hanoi – Lao Cai stop to drop off passengers at Yen Bai station. Travel time is about 4 hours 15 minutes
  • By passenger bus: Passenger buses usually depart from My Dinh bus station to Yen Bai province in about 4 hours and 30 minutes. If you live in other provinces, you can also easily catch a bus to Yen Bai.
  • By car: If you use a self-driving car, you can travel along Noi Bai – Lao Cai highway. Then go to the turnoff to Yen Bai bridge, then follow the directions for about 3 km to Yen Bai city.
  • By motorbike: For tourists who have experience traveling by this means and love the feeling of discovery. However, when traveling to Yen Bai by motorbike, you need to make sure the steering wheel is strong and bring all the documents. Because you will have to move through mountain passes with quite dangerous slopes.

4.2 From Yen Bai city to Khai Trung green plains

Departing from the center of Yen Bai city, visitors take National Highway 37 in the Northeast direction about 6 km and then come to a roundabout fork. From here, you turn left onto National Highway 70 and continue moving northwest for about 63 km, then you come to a junction between National Highway 70 and Provincial Road TL152, then you turn right onto Provincial Road TL152. You travel on provincial road TL152 in the Northeast direction for about 20 km more to reach Khai Trung Green Plains.

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5. Activities and Experiences in Khai Trung Green Plains

Located in the land of Ngoc Luc Yen, Khai Trung is a green plain area that is not only beautiful. But also very quiet and peaceful. Therefore, anyone who sets foot in this land to explore will feel excited. Because the feeling of resting, relaxing and admiring the scenery is wonderful.

5.1 Visiting the blooming flower valley in Khai Trung

It’s not like Mu Cang Chai terrace rice field, coming to the green plains of Khai Trung during the flower blooming season will be the most ideal time for you to choose. Because at this time, Khai Trung is very beautiful and poetic when everywhere is filled with colorful flowers that make people’s hearts flutter.

The reason this place has such a colorful valley of flowers. Because the climate in Khai Trung is very cool, the tourism cooperative here has planted a number of pilot flower species. After that, thanks to this flower field, Khai Trung became even more attractive to tourists beside Mu Cang Chai. With more than 40 different types of flowers grown in the green plains, this place has become a vibrant and blooming flower valley.

Is worth a visit Khai Trung Green Plains?

Therefore, the highlight that creates the attraction for Khai Trung Yen Bai tourist area is the valley of flowers blooming sweetly. This flower valley area is very methodically invested with many different construction items. As the reception headquarters, next to it is a restaurant area specializing in serving delicious Yen Bai specialties.

Next is the infinity swimming pool in the back row and finally the colorful butterfly flower garden, check-in photo area with peanut grass hill, sunflower garden, pinwheel hill, orchid garden, and wallflowers. , azalea,… There are more than 40 different types of flowers grown in the green plains of Khai Trung, so the scenery here is very beautiful and colorful.

All have contributed to creating a picture of wild and beautiful nature for this wonderful green plain. It is the wild scenery with rolling mountains and blooming flowers that has made so many people fascinated and immersed. Because it seems that just by coming here, you will forget all your worries and worries and instead feel a feeling of relaxation and mental refreshment.

5.2 Admiring the cave area at Khai Trung

The next highlight that Khai Trung green plateau impresses visitors when visiting is the cave area. Located not far from the flower valley, only about 2km, you will reach Diem cave. This is the famous cave in Khai Trung. In summer, this destination has a distinct difference. The temperatures inside and outside are completely different. Therefore, when preparing to enter the cave to explore, you should stand for a while in the area in front of the cave to gradually get used to the temperature inside the cave before proceeding to enter.

When you set foot inside, you will see how beautiful this place is. The shimmering, magical beauty of the interior lighting system will leave you overwhelmed. In this cave area, there are many beautiful stalactites with all different shapes. From tam da to Buddha’s hand, dragon head or sky drum pillar,… These images make the caves at Khai Trung Yen Bai tourist area even more attractive and outstanding.

5.3 Cultural experiences with indigenous people

In addition, when traveling to Khai Trung, visitors can also learn and discover many new things. These include the unique cultural experiences of the people here and through them, you will learn about the customs and cultural and spiritual life of the people of Khai Trung and Yen Bai. .

Khai Trung land is truly an ideal resting place for those who want to temporarily leave the noisy, bustling life of a bustling city. Instead, there is the feeling of living close to nature and immersing yourself in a rustic, simple, and peaceful atmosphere. It is because of these rustic and simple things that make this land even more attractive and special in the eyes of tourists.

6. Specialties when traveling to Khai Trung Green Plains

When traveling to the Green Plains of Khai Nguyen. Visitors will not only be able to admire a vast, poetic plain with an extremely cool and pleasant atmosphere. But you will also be able to enjoy the specialties of the land. Yen Bai is beautiful.

6.1 Smoked Buffalo Meat

Smoked buffalo meat is made from fresh pieces of buffalo meat. Mountain buffaloes are grazed naturally, eating grass and forest leaves, so their meat is firm and sweet. Buffalo meat, after being marinated with typical Northwest spices. Such as Mac Khen and wild chili, will be dried on a wood stove or put in the oven. Dried buffalo meat is packaged in half a kilogram or 1 kg and is easy to preserve, so tourists often buy it as gifts.

6.2 Grilled Chicken With Mac Mat Leaves

Walking around Mu Cang Chai market, visitors will immediately be attracted by the attractive aroma emanating from grilled chicken shops. Northwest chicken is carefully marinated with spices, hook honey leaves are stuffed into the stomach and then grilled on a charcoal stove. The chicken is grilled whole so it retains its natural sweetness. The chicken meat is firm but not chewy. When eaten with Cham Dao, it is “delicious and forgetful”.

6.3 Bamboo Shoots Rolled With Meat

Bamboo shoots are available in many places, but Yen Bai bamboo shoots are still considered the most delicious and sweet. Bamboo shoots season lasts from December to March every year. Traveling to Yen Bai at this time, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy bamboo shoots rolled with meat – a Yen Bai specialty and also the pride of the people here.

6.4 Ant Egg Sticky Rice

Each locality in the Northwest offers visitors a different specialty. In Mu Cang Chai, that specialty is ant egg sticky rice. When spring comes, it is also the time when black ants lay eggs. People of the Tay, Dao, and Thai ethnic groups in Yen Bai go to the forest to find ant eggs to cook sticky rice. Mu Cang Chai upland sticky rice combined with Northwest forest ant eggs creates a specialty that visitors will remember once they eat.

6.5 Sausages

Besides buffalo meat, sausage is also a Yen Bai specialty that many people choose to buy as a gift. Sausage is made from delicious pork, marinated with rich spices. One secret of Yen Bai people to make delicious sausage is to use firewood with fragrant essential oils such as cinnamon wood to add flavor to the dish.

6.6 Delicious Dishes From Tu Le Sticky Rice

Tu Le sticky rice is considered the “jewel of heaven” of the Tu Le valley. This is a famous specialty rice of Van Chan that anyone who has the opportunity to pass here wants to buy. From Tu Le sticky rice, Yen Bai people make many delicious dishes such as Tu Le five-color sticky rice, Tu Le green rice,…Every dish is sticky, every dish is fragrant.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Khai Trung Green Plains

When traveling to Khai Trung Green Plains, visitors can refer to some of the accommodation facilities below:

7.1 Hotel:

  • Golden Sunshine Hotel. Address: 379 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Yen The Town, Luc Yen, Yen Bai.
  • Anh Nguyet Hotel. Address: 479 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Yen The Town, Luc Yen, Yen Bai.
  • Anh Duong Hotel. Address: 18 Ly Tu Trong, Yen The Town, Luc Yen, Yen Bai.
  • Viet Hotel. Address: 399 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Yen The Town, Luc Yen, Yen Bai.
  • Hong Ngoc Hotel. Address: 34 Ly Tu Trong, Yen The Town, Luc Yen, Yen Bai.

7.2 Guesthouses:

  • Thanh Loan Guest House. Address: Village 8, Khanh Hoa, Luc Yen, Yen Bai.
  • Thien Ha Guesthouse. Address: Yen The Town, Luc Yen, Yen Bai.
  • Lan Phuong Guesthouse. Address: Yen The Town, Luc Yen, Yen Bai.
  • Hong Son Guesthouse. Address: Village 2, Tan Linh commune, Luc Yen, Yen Bai.
  • Hoa Hong Guesthouse. Address: Yen The Town, Luc Yen, Yen Bai.

Coming to the green plains of Khai Trung, visitors will not only be able to immerse themselves in the poetic natural scenery. But also experience new community tourist attractions, learn about customs, practices, and spiritual and cultural life of the ethnic people here.

If you are planning your Mu Cang Chai tours to Khai Trung Green Plains, immediately contact Origin Vietnam – Vietnam’s leading tour operator. We will take you on a journey to explore the beauty spot in Yen Bai with the most wonderful experiences.

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