Giant mushroom-shaped houses in Y Ty – Y Tý rực rỡ sắc màu trong mùa đổ nước

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 Giant mushroom-shaped houses in Y Ty

VietNamNet Bridge – Located in Bat Xat district in Lao Cai province, and covered by clouds throughout the year, Y Ti is one of the most remote communes in Northern Vietnam. 

Although it has been suffering a harsh weather, it possesses irresistibly amazing natural beauty that is must-see on your Vietnam tour.

Coming to this place you can enjoy the awesome mountains, clouds in the valley, and wonderful terraces as well as special houses of local people.

If you want to see the scenes of cloud-filled valleys and terraced fields rising to heights of 1,500 meters, you should not skip the poorest commune.

Also, one of its greatest attractions is unique mushroom-shaped houses that contribute to an ancient atmosphere.

The route leading to Y Ty commune is rough, though it is only some 70km from the provincial centre. Following routes which wind like snail tracks up to the peak of Nhu Co San, you get the feeling of driving up to the sky, and then descending into the valley of fog and clouds.

Reaching Y Ty, you will find picturesque scenery as local ethnic minority women carry firewood around this vast natural area to the market.

Y Ti is also the home of Vietnam’s ethnic groups like Hmong, Dao, Giay and Ha Nhi. Unique mushroom-shaped houses that attract visitors represent this group’s traditional architecture.

Being different from the ethnichouses that you see exploring Northern Vietnam, those are designed with earthen walls and ‘hip’ roofs, and shaped like a pyramid.

The impressive walls of these houses can be 40-50cm thick and rise 4-5m high. This type of structure, while reflecting the difficult economic conditions in the village, is also well-adapted to the mountainous area’s harsh weather conditions.

Houses in such designs are helpful both in the winter and summer.

It is hard to imagine the amount of labor it takes to build such houses. In fact, local people spend months building these houses, and they typically will be repaired and maintained after each season. The building procedure begins with choosing a site with the proper soil quality.

Then, the foundation is made using different mountain stones. The foundation is set on the rocky surfaceinstead of being dug underground like modern houses in cities.

Walls are then built by putting soil into a framework which forms various layers, and with use of the proper types of soil, forms a solid wall. The low-slope roof with no clear ridge-lines is tiled with grass.

The doorway is in the middle of one wall, and an extra door on one side is used as the entrance to an enclosure for a buffalo or horse.

Although these houses are rarer than they used to be in Y Ty Village, those that remain are particularly attractive for photographers and have graced the scene of many a sunrise or sunset photograph.

Many of those who travel here on their Vietnam tour are enchanted by the appearance of these structures.

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Vẻ đẹp nhà trình tường ở Y Tý

Vẻ đẹp nhà trình tường ở Y Tý

Vẻ đẹp nhà trình tường ở Y Tý

Vẻ đẹp nhà trình tường ở Y Tý

Vẻ đẹp nhà trình tường ở Y Tý

Vẻ đẹp nhà trình tường ở Y Tý

Vẻ đẹp nhà trình tường ở Y Tý

Vẻ đẹp nhà trình tường ở Y Tý

Vẻ đẹp nhà trình tường ở Y Tý

Vẻ đẹp nhà trình tường ở Y Tý

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Thứ năm, 27/10/2016 | 13:44 GMT+7

Y Tý rực rỡ sắc màu trong mùa đổ nước

Những dải ruộng bậc thang uốn lượn ôm lấy các khoang ruộng lấp lánh nước, phản chiếu ánh nắng và mây, tạo nên vẻ uyển chuyển kỳ ảo của Y Tý (Lào Cai).

Chia sẻ ảnh về thiên nhiên của bạn tại đây.

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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