Tram Tau
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Tram Tau

Travel to Tram Tau – Yen Bai, a cloud paradise. This place possesses a beautiful, majestic natural mountain and forest landscape that is not found anywhere else. When you come here, you will feel the cool atmosphere, along with beautiful winding passes like peach silk. You can hunt clouds on Ta Xua peak with floating white clouds, or for those who like to conquer, Ta Chi Nhu peak is the ideal place to explore,…Tram Tau will be a wonderful place to visit. skip. Let’s explore with Origin Vietnam special and interesting things at Yen Bai Tram Tau.

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1. Where is Tram Tau?

Tram Tau is a highland district in the Northwest region of Vietnam in Yen Bai province, about 117 km from Yen Bai city center and about 250 km from Hanoi capital. This place is famous for its beautiful natural scenery of mountains and forests, cool weather and beautiful curves. From Tram Tau we can easily move to Muong La, Bac Yen or Mu Cang Chai.

Because it is a mountainous district, most of the population here follows farming. But thanks to the development of tourism, Tram Tau tourism services are gradually receiving more attention in recent times. The poetic natural scenery and fresh, cool air are big plus points to attract tourists to visit.

2. When is the best time to visit Tram Tau?

According to the experience of those who have been here, you can visit Tram Tau at any time of the year, but the most beautiful time is May – June during the flood season, or September – October during the rainy season. ripe rice. The landscape at Tram Tau at these two golden times is extremely beautiful, so we can enjoy capturing those wonderful moments.

Tram Tau is also famous for owning a natural hot mineral spring. This is also the reason why many people want to visit in December – January to both enjoy the typical cold of the North and soak in the natural hot spring pool in the middle of the Northwest. Thus, the ideal time to visit Tram Tau – Yen Bai is from September to May of next year with special offer Mu Cang Chai tour package with our team here.

3. How to get to Tram Tau – Yen Bai from Hanoi?

From Hanoi we can travel to Tram Tau by motorbike or bus. If you choose to ride a motorbike, you follow the Thang Long route to Highway 21 in Son Tay, reach Khe Pass, then continue along Nghia Lo Street to reach Tram Tau. Remember to note that the roads here are mainly mountain roads, bumpy and difficult to drive, so you must have a very steady handle and be well prepared to go.

If traveling by bus, you can go to My Dinh station to catch a bus to Nghia Lo. After arriving, we just need to rent a motorbike to Tram Tau and explore. If you don’t know where to rent a motorbike, you can ask the locals for directions.

4. Discovering the beauty of Tram Tau – Yen Bai

4.1. Cloud hunting on Ta Xua peak

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One of the outstanding places that you must definitely visit when coming to Tram Tau is Ta Xua. Ta Xua is located in Ban Cong commune of Tram Tau, known as one of the 10 highest mountains in our country. Its highest peak is 2865m high and is often compared to the “back of the dinosaur”. People who come here love to trek to admire the majestic natural scenery, hunt for floating clouds or immerse themselves in a real fairyland between heaven and earth.

4.2. Conquering Ta Chi Nhu peak

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If you want to find a place where you can both immerse yourself in the sea of clouds and admire the beautiful purple flower paradise, Ta Chi Nhu is the destination in Tram Tau that we should not miss. This mountain peak is about 2979m high and is located in Xa Ho commune. Although the road to Ta Chi Nhu is not easy at all, the beautiful scenery at the end of the journey is the most worthy reward. Especially October every year is the time of Chi Pau flower season here, they will turn the whole space of Ta Chi Nhu more romantic than ever thanks to the purple color like being in the garden of Eden.

4.3. Exploring H’Mong culture in Ta Si Lang

Ta Si Lang commune has 100% of the population being H’Mong people, possessing many unique cultural features that are not found in large numbers. The commune borders Ban Mu of Tram Tau district at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. The terrain is quite dangerous, so tourists who want to move to Ta Si Lang also encounter countless difficulties, but that’s also why it makes tourists extremely excited. Visitors to Ta Si Lang can not only explore H’Mong villages, culture and typical delicacies, but also admire the extremely poetic natural scenery.

4.4. Cu Vai village in Tram Tau

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Cu Vai village is located on a high mountain top in Xa Ho commune, there are several dozen households living together and 80% are Mong people. It can be said that the road to this village is considered a big challenge for trekking enthusiasts because of the winding mountainous roads. Because of this unique terrain, indigenous people have chosen a lifestyle in harmony with nature, retaining almost intact the beauty of the mountains, forests and wild fields.

If you come to Tram Tau, don’t forget to stop by Cu Vai village to explore the life of the local H’Mong people. In particular, we also have the opportunity to admire the poetic beauty and hunt for floating white clouds.

4.5. Mu Cao, Mu Thap Village

Mu Cao, Mu Thap villages are located west of Tram Tau, with winding mountainous terrain and many beautiful streams. When we come here, we will be able to admire the hazy roofs in the mist and rolling hills. What remains the biggest in the hearts of those who have come here are the big, round, innocent eyes of the worry-free children.

4.6. Tram Tau hot springs

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If you have visited Tram Tau, you must definitely visit the most famous hot mineral spring here. It is located in zone 5, 2km from Tram Tau town. From the moment we first set foot here, we could feel the beautiful scenery of an ecological area hidden behind the mist. In addition to soaking in the hot water, anyone who visits will also be able to admire the terraced fields, trees and enjoy the refreshing, pleasant atmosphere here.

5. Accommodations when traveling to Tram Tau – Yen Bai

There are many stops in Yen Bai, but if you want to go to Tram Tau, you should choose to stay at homestays or motels in the area. Most of the rooms here are always considered quite lovely, where you can rest in a stilt house, with food service included. Origin Vietnam suggests some lovely homestays and motels for you to choose as a place to rest:

5.1. Homestays

  • Homestay Cau Treo. Address: Quarter 1, Tram Tau town, Tram Tau district, Yen Bai province.
  • Tram Tau Tea Doi Homestay. Address: Tea Hill, Ban Mu, Tram Tau district, Yen Bai province.
  • Homestay Tram Tau Hot Springs. Address: DT12 Area 5, Tram Tau, Nghia Lo town, Yen Bai province.
  • Zoni Home Tram Tau. Address: Luu 1 village, Tram Tau town, Tram Tau district, Yen Bai province.

5.2. Guesthouses

  • Suoi Tung Guesthouse. Address: Area 2, Tram Tau Town, Tram Tau, Yen Bai.
  • Hanh Hoan Guesthouse. Address: Tram Tau Town, Tram Tau, Yen Bai.
  • Hang Lam Guesthouse. Address: Tram Tau Town, Tram Tau, Yen Bai.
  • Duy Manh Guesthouse. Address: Group 2, Tram Tau Town, Tram Tau, Yen Bai.
  • Tram Tau Guest House. Address: Area 3, Tram Tau Town, Tram Tau, Yen Bai.

6. Enjoying specialties when traveling to Tram Tau

When traveling to Tram Tau, you will not only admire the wild and majestic natural scenery here. But also have the opportunity to enjoy the specialties of this beautiful land.

6.1. Black Pig

Tram Tau black pigs are a native pig breed that has been raised for many generations in Tram Tau. With a small stature and slow growth rate, in return the meat quality is exceptionally delicious, the meat is low in fat, not too greasy to eat, when cooked from the outside in, there is only a thick layer of skin, then a layer of lean meat. so soft and sweet.

6.2. Black Chicken

The indigenous black chicken of Tram Tau district, also known as H’mong chicken. It’s a breed of chicken originating from the northern mountainous provinces raised by the Mong ethnic people according to natural grazing practices. Outstanding characteristics of the Tram Tau native black chicken are black and very hard bones, black meat, black viscera, dark skin (lead color), 100% black legs, and 4-toed legs.

Black chicken is a rare breed of chicken with high nutritional value for both food and medicine.

Black chicken meat is sweet, salty, fragrant, warm, highly nutritious, nourishes the liver and kidneys, benefits blood, helps restore health quickly, stops bleeding, sedates, relieves pain, and treats diseases. about the lungs, kidneys, night sweats, back pain, diabetes, spermatorrhea, long-term dysentery, heat in the bones, weak hands and feet, anemia. Can be processed into many delicious dishes such as: chicken soup, grilled chicken, steamed chicken with spices and herbs typical of the Northwest mountains and forests such as doi seeds, mac khen seeds, mac mat leaves…, creating dishes with unique, unforgettable flavors.

6.3. Sticky Rice 87

Chi Chua, black sticky rice, and upland sticky rice are famous delicious types of upland rice grown by the Mong people and only available in highlands like Tram Tau. However, in recent years, Tram Tau has also had a new type of sticky rice that is especially delicious.

87 Tram Tau Sticky Rice products are very delicious, and have a unique aroma. When cooking sticky rice or sticky rice, you don’t need to add any spices. The rice is soaked for 2 to 4 hours. The rice is very sticky so you don’t need to soak it for a long time. Steaming time is from 25 – 30 minutes. The sticky rice has a naturally sweet taste, has the rusticity of the mountains and forests, the essence of heaven and earth. Sticky rice can also be used to prepare dishes. Such as sticky rice, sticky rice, banh chung, sweet soup, rice milk, or distilled sticky rice wine. Sticky rice flour is used to make cakes. Like sticky rice cake, day cake, donut, drift cake, gai cake, green rice cake…

6.3. Chili Bamboo Shoots

Tram Tau chili bamboo shoots are a dish only found in Tram Tau highland district of Yen Bai province, made from gai bamboo shoots (also known as gay shoots, lay shoots). This is a very special type of bamboo shoot, the size of the bamboo shoot is as small as a finger, the inside is dense, grows in natural forests, on high belts, growing in tufts on the slopes of rocky mountains.

In the fall, when the back of the pass is foggy, bamboo shoots grow. People harvest bamboo shoots, clean them, then put them in bamboo tubes or jars for incubation. Every time the bamboo shoots are sprinkled with crushed fresh chili mixed with white salt. When the bamboo shoots are full of bamboo tubes or jars, people use stones to compact them. About 1 month after soaking, the bamboo shoots can be eaten. Bamboo shoots are soaked in a pink-white chili salt solution, tender and delicious.

Bite into a crispy piece of chili bamboo shoots, the tip of your tongue immediately touches the sour, spicy taste, the aroma is very characteristic and seductive, anyone who eats it once will remember it forever. It’s not the main dish, but the meal without the spiciness of chili-soaked bamboo shoots is truly bland for gourmets. Chili bamboo shoots can also be braised with fish, eaten with boiled meat, instant noodles, or added to dipping sauce.

6.4. Shan Tuyet Phinh Ho tea

Going to the highlands in the cold season, if you can warm yourself next to an open fire, sip a cup of sweet, warm tea. And listen to the poetic sound of the Mong flute, it would be wonderful. This is also one of many popular specialty drinks in Yen Bai province.

Shan Tuyet Phinh Ho – Tram Tau, Yen Bai tea is grown at an altitude of 900 – 1,500 meters above sea level. It’s high humidity, cloudy clouds all year round, mild climate, distilling the essence of heaven. And earth to create A delicious, pure tea.

In addition, in Tram Tau there are also many attractive specialties for everyone to enjoy. Such as Thai and Mong cuisine. If there is a dish you must try here, it is probably Nep Tu Le, five-color sticky rice. Because of its characteristic sweet, fragrant and soft flavor. Besides, Muong Lo roasted Muom Muom (grasshopper) is also a quite strange specialty that we can consider trying. Some other delicious dishes: black banh chung, spinach, stream moss, shrimp paste, Nam Thia fish, red rice fish sauce…

Prepare your luggage with all the necessary items, documents and good health if you intend to go to Tram Tau Yen Bai.

When you are ready for your tours Vietnam to Tram Tau – Yen Bai, immediately contact Origin Vietnam – a reputable tour organizer and operator, with a team of tour consultants and professional guides, dedicated and deeply knowledgeable about this land. We will take you on a journey to discover Tram Tau – Yen Bai with interesting experiences and unforgettable memories!

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