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The season of ripe terraced fields in Y Ty

For a long time, where Vietnam's most famous ripe rice season is in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province, the fields of Y Ty welcomed the golden season as beautifully as a watercolor painting with the terrain leaning against the magnificent Nhiu Co San mountain. Y Ty commune, Bat Xat district, northwest of Lao Cai province, is about 70 km from Sa Pa town and about 90 km from Lao Cai city, about 1,500 - 2,000 m above sea level.

According to the experience of many backpackers, the ripe rice season in Y Ty starts from mid-August to mid-September every year, which is the best opportunity for you to visit Y Ty; the ripe rice season is only about 1 month. The most typical beauty of Y Ty is the terraced fields of the Ha Nhi ethnic group and the Mong ethnic group. In particular, the terraced field scene here is considered to be much different from that in Mu Cang Chai (Ha Giang). The combination of majestic mountains gives the terraced fields a beautiful and unique view that few places have.

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Road to Y Ty

There are 4 ways to go to Y Ty fields to welcome the golden season. The first 2 ways you can take a private car (car or motorbike) straight to Y Ty with a journey of about 6 hours. On the way, when approaching Y Ty, the terraced fields gradually turning yellow and scattered along the way will overwhelm those who come here.

The third way is to take a sleeper car to Sa Pa and then take a 16-seat bus or rent a motorbike to Y Ty. The road is quite bad, so riding a motorbike requires a hard handlebar with a lot of experience. The fourth way is to move to Lao Cai City by train. The train to Lao Cai will depart from Hanoi station, which will take about 8 hours.

Y Ty peak is 2,660 m above sea level, higher than Sa Pa or Mu Cang Chai, so many backpackers consider the way to Y Ty more difficult. You should follow the direction of O Quy Ho, pass to the junction with the signposts of Lai Chau and Ban Xeo, then turn right in the direction of Ban Xeo (DT155 road on Google Maps) about 20 km. Next, there is a fork to go to Muong Hum market; remember to turn left. Through Muong Hum market, there will be a sea to go straight on DT158 road for more than 30 km to Y Ty.

The most beautiful places in Y Ty

The first is the terraced fields; in the ripe rice season, these areas simultaneously turn yellow to create a passionate greenish-yellow tone. Y Ty is a land covered with white fog all year round, but in the ripe rice season, the whole world seems to wake up; the yellow color dispels the cold of the mist.

Y Ty weather in the ripe rice season is very pleasant; autumn weather brings a little chilly in the early morning and warms up in the afternoon, colder in the evening, like a day of four seasons. In addition to the terraced fields in Y Ty, you should also visit famous places nearby, such as Choan Then Park, Thien Sinh Bridge, Ngai Thau border commune (Bat Xat district), and Den Sang paragliding hill.
Choan Then Park has festivals of the Ha Nhi people here. The landscape here is also very beautiful, with 2 iconic Duc Gia trees, and the terraced fields here are long and wide. Remember to visit the village of Ha Nhi people to see the unique earthen-walled houses, warm in winter and cool in summer.

Thien Sinh Bridge has terraced fields covering the roads; at the foot of the mountain, there is also a murmuring stream on the border between Vietnam and China. Den Sang commune is also a beautiful and peaceful destination with beautiful, ripe golden terraces. In recent years, the growing paragliding movement has revitalized the landscape of Den Sang, which is also famous for its magnificent terraced fields.
One thing to note for those who want to carry a backpack and go to Y Ty terraced fields to welcome the golden season is carefully monitoring the weather. The road to Y Ty in the direction of Bat Xat is beautiful, but in the rainy season, the road is easily damaged, making the journey quite difficult.

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