Yen Duc is a rural farming village which lays on the highway between Hanoi and Halong Bay. It makes a convenient rest stop for tourists to relax and trace back to Vietnamese traditional culture.
Located in Dong Trieu town of Quang Ninh province, Yen Duc is a beautiful village with poetic scenery, charming rivers, historical mountains, sacred legends and relics related to Ly and Tran dynasty. The village was recognized as a national heritage in 1993.
As a stop for tourists to relax and explore the rural community of Vietnam in a purest way, Yen Duc offers a wide range of cultural tours from one-day trip to 2day-1night and 3day-2night experiences. Coming to Yen Duc, tourists will be amazed with the traditional agricultural features here, as well as sincere beauty of rural life with pretty vistas of wide rice fields and the gardens of areca trees in the sun. Also, do not forget to cycle around the village, watch the interesting water puppet shows by talented artists, and end your day by visiting hospitable local house and try some amazing homemade food there.
For those who take on overnight stay trips at Yen Duc, you will be taking part in many interesting activities, such as farming work, handicraft work and making floating cakes (Troi cakes) with the hosts. This is such an amazing and thoroughly enjoyable experience that tourists should not miss.
Yen Duc Village is about 60 kilometres from Halong Bay and 100km from Hanoi. You can either take a taxi/drive there, or take part in a 3day-2night/ 4day-3night Bai Tu Long – Yen Duc Tours. Cruises of Indochina Junk line such as the Dragon Pearl and Dragon Legend offer tour to Yen Duc village daily.