Meadows up on the rocky plateau

Home to pine forests, terraced fields, and lush tropical jungles, Yen Minh is a mish-mash of temperate and tropical vegetation ─ European in climate but Ha Giang in character. Take a pause, enjoy the view, or wander in the vast outreaches of Du Gia national park.

Where to go

Na Khe Pine forest

Na Khe Pine forest

Extensive and pristine, red pine forest of Na Khe is home to some of the rarest pine specicies. Because of this beautiful pine forest, Vietnam buffs call Yen Minh “Da Lat of the North”. Drive by and listen to the sussurating sound of the pine leaves.

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Pu Peo Elevated house

Pu Peo Elevated house

The Pu Peo house presents a glimpse into one of Vietnam’s rarest minorities and their unique way of life.

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Du Gia National Park

Du Gia National Park

Off the beaten path in southern Yen Minh lies a vast national park of lush jungles. Try to spot the endangered snubbed nose monkey species that calls the national park home!

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Things to do

Climb the vista point at Lao Va Chai

Climb the vista point at Lao Va Chai

Climb up the vista point by the N4C at Lao Va Chai to enjoy the the spectacular panoramic views of the terraced fields.

And don’t eat the leaves on the hills below the observatory! They are deadly poisonous -- three leaves can kill anybody. We have put a skull and crossbones signs there for a reason, so ignore them at your peril!

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Where to stay and eat

Comfort and affordability

Comfort and affordability

Yen Minh town has no shortage of basic comfort. Drop by for a rest and enjoy the cool climate of the town.

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Food in Yen Minh town

Food in Yen Minh town

Yen Minh town is an ideal lunch break location for parties traveling to the heart of the Dong Van plateau. Stop by for a hearty meal before going on your way!

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