|1 Pair of Jeans||$45.62|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$4.25|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$8.82|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$81.35|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$6.01|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$1.69|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$3.77|
The city of Yên Bái is the capital of the province with the same name. The city is located in the mountainous region of Vietnam in the north and it spreads along the red River banks. The geographical features of this city range from steep terrain slopes to average elevation and rivers flowing all over the city.
How can you get in to the city of Yên Bái? As a foreign tourist, your main point of entry is Hanoi. The Hanoi Airport or Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi is the airport you will use to get in. Yên Bái is about 125 kilometers from the northwestern side of Hanoi. Cheap flights to Yên Bái are abundant. There are long distance buses from Hanoi going to Yên Bái. Taxi is also possible, but it will be costly. When you are in Yên Bái, you can explore the city through the motorcycle taxi in which the locals call xe om. There are local buses as well and you can walk around especially in the downtown side. There are regular taxis, but this option in getting around is expensive; however, this is the most comfortable way to travel and explore.
You can complete your tour of Yên Bái within few days. Also, do not forget to try the local foods and delicacies here such as the small river fish, glutinous rice, crickets, taro, cinnamon and much more.
There are good hotels in Yên Bái and most of them are friendly to backpacking tourists. You will probably spend at most $15 per night for a high quality hotel in this place. If you are looking for cheap flights to Yên Bái, it is recommended to use travel websites. Travel agencies are also a good alternative but the online booking sites provide more convenience and savings. With these websites, you can get a package deal suited to your budget.