Yen Bai is an agricultural-based province located in Tay Bac, the northern part of northern-central Vietnam. It shares borders with six provinces which are Ha Giang Province, Lao Cai Province, Lai Chau Province, Son La Province, Phu Tho Province, and Tuyen Quang Province. The province covers an area of 6,899.5 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 750,200 people.
Yen Bai’s history is important under the French colony, particularly the subsequent “Yen Bai mutiny”, an uprising of Vietnamese soldiers in the French colonial army on 10 February 1930 in collaboration with civilian supporters who were members of the Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang (VNQDD, the Vietnamese Nationalist Party).
Forestry and farming are the main economic stays of the province. Thac Ba Lake is a natural asset of the country along with its Thac Ba Hydroelectric Plant. Dong Cuong Festival is an important festival of the province.
The Mu Cang Chai photo series was compiled by Tran Giang Le Vu from HCM city in May, mostly around Lung Mong Village in Mu Cang Chai Town, Yen Bai Province. The magnificence of the Mu Cang Chai terraced rice...