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Yen Mo

Yen Mo, Ninh Binh province is a land famous for its beautiful natural landscape, with vast lakes and magical and mysterious cave systems. This place is ideal for relaxation trips. Please accompany Origin Vietnam to learn and explore this wild land.

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1. Where is Yen Mo?

Yen Mo is located in the south of Ninh Binh province, 17 km south of Ninh Binh city. 110 km southeast of the center of Hanoi capital and 137 km from Noi Bai International Airport – Hanoi. Yen Mo has the following geographical location:

  • The East borders Kim Son and Yen Khanh, Ninh Binh province.
  • The West borders Tam Diep city, Ninh Binh province and Bim Son town, Thanh Hoa province.
  • The South borders Ha Trung and Nga Son in Thanh Hoa province
  • The North borders Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh province.

2. Unique features of Yen Mo

Yen Mo is located next to the Tam Diep mountain range, with many towering natural limestone mountains. Interspersed with limestone mountains are earthen hills, narrow valleys and famous beautiful caves, which have a strange attraction for tourists who love to explore and experience.

In addition, Yen Mo has hundreds of hectares of natural lakes, surrounded by primeval forests, providing open space and fresh air. Thanks to its inherent beauty and favorable geographical location, this place is increasingly developing eco-tourism and resort tourism. Promising to bring visitors many interesting entertainment activities and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing setting.

3. When is the best time to travel to Yen Mo ?

Yen Mo, Ninh Binh province in Northern Vietnam, is located in a humid subtropical climate zone divided into 4 distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter.

According to travel experience, visitors can come to Yen Mo any season of the year, each season brings its own beauty. However, there are two best times to travel to Yen Mo: Summer and Autumn.

Summer and autumn are from April to October, this is the time many tourists choose to come to Yen Mo . This season is suitable for outdoor activities, picnics, watching golden rice fields or exploring mysterious caves.

The weather this season is rainy, so tourists should pay attention to the weather in advance and choose sunny days to have the safest and most Ninh Binh complete trip.

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4. How to travel to Yen Mo?

Tourists depart from Hanoi to the center of Ninh Binh province by means of transportation: motorbikes, cars, buses, and trains. After that, visitors can go from Ninh Binh city to Yen Mo by the following means:

4.1. Travel by bus

Bus is a public means of transportation to Yen Mo that many tourists choose. Tourists from Ninh Binh city take bus number 04 city. Ninh Binh – Yen Mo – Lai Thanh. During the trip, tourists should ask and ask the driver to stop the car when they reach Yen Mo and let you get off.

4.2. Travel by motorbike/taxi

Tourists from far away traveling to Ninh Binh by bus or train can use the self-driving motorbike rental service to move freely or rent a taxi. Some reputable motorbike rental shops for tourists to refer to: Duc Anh, Duc Thang, Viet Dung... Tourists move from Ninh Binh city to Yen Mo in the following ways:

  • From Ninh Binh city, go straight on National Highway 1A to the South, go about 8km then turn left onto National Highway 12B. Then go straight for another 4km, then turn right, continue going another 1 – 2km to reach the attractions in Yen Mo .

5. Top things to do in Yen Mo

Let’s join Origin Vietnam in listing the following famous attractions that tourists should not miss while travelling in Yen Mo!

5.1. Dong Thai Lake

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Dong Thai Lake is a natural freshwater lake with the largest area in Ninh Binh province, up to 380 hectares with attractive and poetic landscape. Next to the lake are undulating and winding hills, creating fresh, airy and cool air.

In Dong Thai Lake, there are many peninsulas with beautiful flat valleys, convenient for tourists to enjoy natural scenery and entertainment. In addition, the lake is also known for its forests with many rich and rare wild animals and plants.

5.2. Yen Thang Lake

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Yen Thang Lake has a water surface area of ​​180 hectares and 240 hectares of surrounding hills. The lake makes a strong impression on visitors with its peaceful, cool scenery of mountains and forests. Outstanding with rows of tall green trees growing close together around the lakeside, giving visitors a feeling of extreme relaxation and comfort.

Coming to Yen Thang Lake, visitors will easily see images of palm leaf-roofed huts along with small bridges across, creating a very simple and close feeling. This place promises to be an eco-tourism destination for every weekend, where visitors can come for entertainment.

5.3. Ma Tien Cave

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Ma Tien Cave is halfway up Ma Tien Mountain, visitors will have to take a boat across Dong Thai Lake to reach the foot of the mountain. Follow about 100 stone steps on the side of the mountain to reach the cave entrance. The entire cave has 3 open doors on the top of the mountain so it is always bright, cool, and the air is fresh. The cave floor is uneven with a series of stone blocks of all sizes and shapes cleverly arranged to create a unique rock painting.

The most prominent is the western chamber on the second floor of the cave, called the fairy’s residence. The fairy’s room is the most beautiful place, high and airy all year round. In particular, the cave has a beautiful jade well with clear, cool blue water. In addition to natural light shining into the cave, there are also colorful lighting systems installed inside the cave. Making all visitors to the cave admire the mysterious and attractive natural beauty.

6. Enjoy specialties in Yen Mo

Yen Mo is not only famous for its beautiful landscapes but also has an extremely rich traditional cuisine. Join us to learn about the specialty dishes here!

6.1. Mountain snail

Mountain snail, also known as stone snail, is a famous specialty dish in Ninh Binh. When eaten, snail meat has a herbal taste because this type of snail often eats forest leaves and medicinal plant leaves, creating a unique flavor.

Mountain snails are prepared by boiling, steaming or stir-frying with fresh bamboo shoots, tamarind, lemongrass and chili and dipped in sweet and sour fish sauce. Snails have a delicious taste and many health benefits. Therefore, mountain snails are an extremely interesting specialty for tourists to taste and buy as gifts.

6.2. Non Khe egg rolls

Non Khe egg rolls is a dish made from boiled pork and duck eggs, tightly wrapped, boiled thoroughly and then pressed tightly. When eating, cut into slices, each slice is shaped like an egg flower, looks beautiful and is delicious to eat. This unique dish is worth enjoying when coming to Yen Mo .

6.3. Mountain goat pale lemon

Mountain goat with lemon is a popular specialty dish in Ninh Binh and is prepared quite simply. After being washed, the goat meat is steamed with lemongrass leaves until cooked, then taken out and sliced ​​thinly. After the meat is sliced, it is mixed with chopped lemongrass, lemon juice, monosodium glutamate, lime leaves, ginger, fresh chili, and crushed roasted sesame to create a delicious lemon-raised goat dish.

When eating, visitors can feel the sweet, tangy flavor and often eat it with sliced ​​green bananas, sour star fruit, apricot leaves, herbs, lemongrass… And an indispensable thing is soy sauce for dipping.

6.4. Ant egg sticky rice

Ant egg sticky rice is a famous specialty of Nho Quan , Ninh Binh province. Brown ant eggs are taken by people from forests in limestone mountains, washed with warm water, marinated with spices, fried with dried onions, chicken fat until fragrant, then steamed with sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves.

When eating ant egg sticky rice while still hot, you will clearly feel the softness, the special aroma of the sticky rice, the sweet, greasy taste and the crackling sound of the ant eggs. This promises to be a special specialty dish that visitors should try once in their lives.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Yen Mo

7.1. Hotels and motels in Yen Mo

For convenience for long trips in Yen Mo . We have compiled the most prestigious and quality hotels and motels for visitors to refer to:

  • Thien Phu Hotel. Address: TL 480, Yen Mo, Ninh Binh
  • Azmin Hotel. Address: Highway 12B, Yen Thinh Town, Yen Mo, Ninh Binh
  • Phu Thinh Guest House. Address: Trung Yen, Yen Thinh Town, Yen Mo, Ninh Binh
  • Thanh Binh Guest House. Address: Yen Phu, Yen Mo, Ninh Binh
  • Phu Thinh Motel 2. Address: Provincial Road 480B, Yen Thinh Town, Yen Mo, Ninh Binh
  • The Truyen Guesthouse. Address: Trung Yen, Yen Thinh Town, Yen Mo, Ninh Binh
  • Thanh Xuan Guesthouse. Address: Highway 12B, Yen Phu, Yen Mo, Ninh Binh

7.2. Beautiful homestay in Yen Mo

For tourists who love closeness and rusticity, choosing a homestay is the most suitable. Homestay has beautiful view, quality and amenities that visitors can refer to:

  • Pham Gia Homestay. Address: Khanh Thinh, Yen Mo, Ninh Binh
  • Ich Homestay. Address: Yen Mo, Ninh Binh
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8. Some notes when traveling to Yen Mo

To have the most complete, economical and wonderful trip to Yen Mo – Ninh Binh, visitors should note some useful travel experiences below:

  • Monitor the weather forecast before traveling to choose sunny days and avoid stormy days that affect activities and make travel difficult.
  • This place has many outdoor tourist attractions, so visitors need to prepare enough hats, sunscreen and other personal belongings to protect themselves.
  • You should book hotels, motels, and homestays at least 2 weeks before your trip to have many options and avoid running out of rooms.
  • Bring all your identification documents for convenience when checking in on the plane, checking in at the hotel, or renting a car.
  • During tourism, you should pay attention to protecting common property, not littering, and protecting the landscape and environment of tourist attractions.
  • Visitors should buy specialties here to bring home for relatives and friends to enjoy.

With beautiful natural landscapes and many interesting activities, Yen Mo is a great destination for tourists who want to relax and love to explore. Plan your Vietnam tour and experience great things here. And don’t forget to immediately contact Origin Vietnam – the leading tour operator in Vietnam.

With a team of enthusiastic and experienced consultants. We look forward to accompanying you soon and helping you have a journey to explore Yen Mo in the most complete and meaningful way.

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