The Tay’s 200-year-old house is named Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay

Homestay in Ban Gioc Waterfall. On young days, I traveled all over the country just to touch the cultural beauty of every regions across the S-strip. On the last days of May, I sat on a Yen Nhi's stone table and type the last words before leaving to make a footprint in a new land. Today, I will tell you about a beautiful story at the 200-year-old house of the Tay people, at Khuoi Ky stone village, Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang – Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay.

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I stayed for 5 days, they let me stay for 2 months!

It was a beautiful day, when I inbox the Fanpage in Cao Bang to ask for a 5-day stay during my 1-year journey across Vietnam. After I was accepted, at 7 pm the next day, after a period of crossing the mountains and forests from Tuyen Quang to Cao Bang, I arrived at Khuoi Ky Rock Village, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang. Going 300km in a day, I was too exhausted, having just arrived at Yen Yen Homestay, I entered the room and slept.

The scenery outside the homestay
The scenery outside the homestay

It was a beautiful morning, and I woke up in a warm wooden room. Half awake half dreamed about yesterday. I went outside to see immediately a woman wearing an traditional Tay singing and playing Tay traditional musical instrment. This is the owner of Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay, Ms Diep.

Ms. Diep: Yesterday, were you tired, just arrived where you went to bed?

Me: That's right, I travel 300km, I'm exhausted

Ms. Diep: I see that you have a fanpage inbox, you want to stay here for 5 days right?

Me: Yes, I can only stay in such a time.

Ms. Diep: Going to Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang, besides the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam, You have many other destinations. For example, go to Nguom Ngao cave, go to Phong Nam, Quang Uyen, Tra Linh with Valley of the God eye or go to Pac Bo … Cao Bang is very wide, so the period of 5 days I can not explore all the beauty here. 

I could not speak, she continued.

Ms. Diep: If you want, you can stay here for 1-2 months to explore freely. Until now, our family always welcomes guests from far away, especially those who want to explore around Viet Nam for a long time like you.

I am really happy because of that statement, because, when I came to a new land, if I only explored in a short period of 5 days, I was really not satisfied. So I decided to stay there for a period of 2 months, during which time I traveled most of Cao Bang.

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An old house over 200 years old of the Tay people

Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay is an old house with a history of over 200 years old. The house has gone through 6 generations as a traditional physician. That's why sometimes when visitors come to Homestay and get sick, they have Eastern medicine available for treatment.

Yen Nhi Homestay familly
Yen Nhi Homestay familly

Yen Nhi Homestay in Ban Gioc Waterfall  is built entirely of stone, the stone blocks with toned structure make this house even more durable.

The Tay's 200-year-old house was solidly built of stone

Anyone who steps into Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay is surprised because the house has 5 aisle. Diep told me that the Tày people's house has its own odd space because it is a bit spiritual. If A family not build aisle odd. It will make difficult on business and sometimes a business fails.

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The scenery outside the homestay
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The scenery inside the homestay
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Because it is an old house, when you enter this house, you will see the distance of the roof and the floor is very close to each other. This old house was roofed with yin and yang tile roof, the type of wood roofing inside the house was wood grinding.

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Homestay has a total of 4 separate bedrooms and 30 dorm beds for visitors. The capacity of this house can be up to 40 people in winter guests. Normally, the price for a private bedroom is only 200,000 VND / room and a dorm room is only 100,000 VND / room.

What I really like about the 2 months in this place is the toilet is always clean. Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Waterfall Homestay has a total of 3 bathrooms for tourists.

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Discover the cuisine of Homestay Cao Bang

99% of visitors to Ban Gioc Homestay praised for the skill cook of Mr. Sy is her husband. A dinner or lunch at Homestay is only 100,000 VND or 150,000 VND / smoothly depending on the choice of tourists. The cuisine in this old house is very diverse: chickens, pork, wild boiled vegetables (this vegetable is very difficult to pick, lying on the mountain, once I followed Mrs. Diep to the mountain to pick vegetables and swing like a monkey ), duck, egg, hot rolls, cooc groceries, especially the kitchen sausage sausage makes visitors fascinated. Many foreign visitors coming to Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay were surprised because of this dish. I remember, there was a visitor from France who was so fascinated by this kitchen stall sausage that he stayed in Homestay for 2 days and during those 2 days, he demanded that all sessions of the day be made sausage to him eat.

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Traditional instruments

Tinh is traditional instruments of Tay people. Then singing is a traditional instrument of the Tay people, so during my time at the Homestay near Ban Gioc Waterfall, Diep taught me to always learn this instrument.

Yen Nhi Homestay familly
Yen Nhi Homestay familly

I learned how to play and sing Tay language "The way back to my village " and the song "Moonlight in Ban Gioc". This instrument has 3 strings, it's simple to learn, but to play it well is not simple at all.

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The guests come to this Hostel extremely interested in this instrument, some even try to learn it before leaving Homestay. At night, guests of Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay often gathered at the dining table, and began to exchange music performances after the repertoire  of Mrs. Diep. They like to hold the Tay ethnic musical instruments to play, right at that moment, the difference in skin color, hair color, country is no longer important, only love for music is left.

Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay – A prime location in Khuoi Ky stone village

Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay is a beautiful Homestay located neatly in Khuoi Ky stone village, from Yen Yen Homestay, you can walk around the village to explore this village. Right in front of the house is clear and cool Khuoi Ky stream, if the weather is too hot, you can also immerse yourself in the stream. I like the feeling of going to the stream in the afternoon, watching Tay woman washing clothes, washing food right by the stream, looking extremely peaceful.

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From Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay, you can walk more 3Km to reach Ban Gioc Waterfall, admire the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam. It is possible to go further 2Km to admire the tranquil beauty of Nguom Ngao cave, the largest 3km long cave in the Northeast with beautiful stalactites.

The majestic beauty of Ban Gioc waterfall
The majestic beauty of Ban Gioc waterfall

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The beauty Nguom Ngao cave
The beauty Nguom Ngao cave

In the afternoon, you can go on the highway to come to Gioc Rung, Phong Nam, welcome the beautiful sunset to blankly beside the rotating Quay Son river along with the voluminous high mountains.

If you are a trekking enthusiast, you can also try a 1 day trekking tour provided by Yen Nhi Homestay. The trekking road will move from Khuoi Ky stone village and go in two directions: The first direction is to go to Bong Son, pass the Nguom Ngao Cave to admire the cave, the second direction is to go through two old villages over 200 years old: Ban Thuong and Ton Nui to immerse yourself in the beautiful cultural history and move to Ban Gioc Waterfall. Regardless of which direction you choose, both options are superior.

From Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay, you can also move 70km toward Cao Bang to visit Valley of the God Eyes, or go another 100km to visit Pac Bo – The place where Ho Chi Minh used to be in the years fighting against the invaders.

Extremely lovely feedback from those who have been at Homestay

One time, Diep showed me a gift from a French family. Inside the card was the family's thank you notes to Homestay, accompanied by lovely gifts for both of her children. Looking at these gifts, I know they really had a very happy time at this old homestay.

The old house is rated 9.3 points on the booking.com

So far, on the rankings of the Booking.com page – The world's largest room book page has given Yen Nhi Homestay 9.3 points, I see 138 reviews from the guests who have been on this page. They all rated this house as amazing and excellent. You can check out these reviews in the image below:

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And finally, my feeling!

I have been at Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay for a period of 2 months, it is a long enough time for me to listen, look, feel the most about this Homestay.

– About people: These are people who are extremely passionate about homestay, they always pay attention to the feedback of tourists and improve each day. In particular, they are extremely friendly, hospitable and compassionate.

About experience: I have been here for a long time, they teach me how to cook a delicious food, teach traditional instruments of Tay people. Then they tell the stories of their lives to me. It was truly the most valuable experience I had collected during this trip.

Good friends: Thanks to Homestay Yen Nhi, I met friends whom I absolutely love: Michael from France, Felix from Germany, extremely cute couple Margot from France, Paul from France … Those are the people who changed my mind and changed the way I see this world. They make me understand, my path is absolutely right.

I stayed at Yen Nhi Homestay for 2 months because they were too kind here

It was about time I had to go after a period of 2 months at Yen Nhi Ban Gioc Homestay. Honestly, I didn't want to leave this place at all, but I had to say goodbye because my journey was still long. I hope that someday if you read this article, you can come to this house to try the experience like I used to. Then surely, you will have beautiful emotions during your trip in Cao Bang.

The door is closed, another door will open

Finally, a heartfelt thanks to Ms. Diep, Mr. Sy, grandparents, grandparents, two of Mrs. Diep's children for allowing me to stay for such a long time to experience. I am very grateful for the kindness, enthusiasm and sincerity of the family. Wishing you a healthy family and your Homestay is getting more and more guests!

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