Walking in the Winter Wonderland of Y Ty Commune

White snow falling on the Y Ty commune reminds us of beautiful images of Europe in winter.

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Y Ty commune is a tourist attraction in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province. It is located about 70km away from Sa Pa. This mountainous commune is located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level and covered with green forest. Therefore, Y Ty is cool all year round.

Walking in the Winter Wonderland of Y Ty Commune
Y Ty is covered with snow. Photo: tbone_le

Y Ty commune has seen temperatures drop below zero in winter. It is time for “backpackers” and photographers to go there to see snow and take photos.

Walking in the Winter Wonderland of Y Ty Commune
Photo: Nguyen Quynh Trang Chu
Walking in the Winter Wonderland of Y Ty Commune
Photo: VnExpress
Walking in the Winter Wonderland of Y Ty Commune
Ha Nhi people’s house with yellow clay wall. Photo: VnExpress

It starts snowing in Y Ty around December or January every year. Cold wind blows from the north over the mountainous provinces, leaving a thin layer of ice at this time.

Walking in the Winter Wonderland of Y Ty Commune
A visitor taking photos. Photo: Le Ngoc Han

All forests, roads, and houses in Y Ty are covered with snow, making this mountain commune looks like a paradise in winter. As snow lies fifteen centimetres thick, Y Ty attracts a lot of tourists in winter.

Walking in the Winter Wonderland of Y Ty Commune
Children are excited about snow

The cold wind blowing snowflakes makes visitors extremely excited as it looks like a scene in a romantic movie.

Walking in the Winter Wonderland of Y Ty Commune
Ha Nhi woman. Photo: VnExpress

Y Ty commune is home to the Ha Nhi people, an ethnic minority group in Vietnam. These local people have a unique culture that is far different from other ethnic groups. Coming to Y Ty, visitors can also discover the culture of Ha Nhi people, experiencing a different lifestyle along with sightseeing.

Walking in the Winter Wonderland of Y Ty Commune
Y Ty in winter. Photo: kopdinh

It is recommended to travel to Y Ty by motorbike due to the challenging mountainous routes in this area. Travelers can stay in many homestays in the commune with reasonable prices and good services.

Daisy Nguyen