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Yen Chau

YEN CHAU

022 pop 50,800

This small agricultural district is well known for its fruit-growing industry. Apart from bananas, the different kinds of fruit grown here are seasonal – mangoes, plums and peaches are harvested from April to June, longans in July and August, and custard apples in August and September.

This mangoes, in particular, are considered to be some of the best in Vietnam, although overseas travelers may find them disappointing at first. This is because they are small and green rather than big, yellow and juicy as in the tropical south. However, many Vietnamese prefer the somewhat tart taste and aroma of the green ones, especially dipped in fish sauce (nuoc mam) and sugar. The clour doesn’t give a clue as to when the fruit is ripe, so you may need to ask one of the locals for advice on the ripeness of the mangoes.

Yen Chau is 260km from Hanoi, approximately eight hours by car. Yen Chau to Son La is another 60km.

 

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