Small town hustle and liveliness

  • Vibrant community 
  • Small businesses
  • Close to the airport

Yen Phu is a typical 21st century Vietnamese town with its narrow alleys, a busy market and school kids running around. Some of its houses are built in traditional, ancient style with decorative altars, while others are more simple brick houses. 

Some villagers engage in small scale business and production, although farming is still greatly popular and many people go off to work outside town in the fields. You might run into little noodle factories or craftsmen building offerings to ancestors. 

The village is surrounded by fields, but you can see signs of urbanisation as a big highway has been built nearby in the past few years. 

Like most of Vietnam, this village is moderately Buddhist, but religion is generally not in the forefront of daily life. Ancestors play an important role in worship and festivities. 

Most Vietnamese people sleep on beds without mattresses in the summertime - because it’s cooler! Feel free to ask for a mattress if you’re not ready to test your limits. Most families have them in store for the winter. 



PRICE of the stay IN HUONG NON:

26 EUR / person / day*

26 EUR if you stay for 7+ days
28 EUR if you stay for 4–6 days
32 EUR if you stay for 2–3 days



  • homestay accommodation in a private room with a lock
  • shared toilet and washing room
  • electricity, fan, bedsheets and towels
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • possibility to join daily activities in the community
  • pickup from the bus station


Things to do IN YEN PHU:

  • Visit the famous Buddhist temple nearby. 
  • Join craftsmen in making local horse figures for offering. 
  • Learn the secrets of world famous Vietnamese cuisine. 
  • Taste the local breakfast soup at the market.



You can take a bus to Yen Phu from Hanoi for only one hour, or just take a taxi which will be even faster. If you’re coming straight from the airport the ride will only take half an hour. 


Congratulations! You are one step closer to Yen Phu.

This is a new Duara village. Among the first bookers, you will get a -20% discount, and a chance to make Duara better together with us. All you have to do is give us detailed feedback after your stay.

Book your stay by filling in this form and we will get back to you in 48 hours. Notice that things in these villages do not always work as fast as you might be used to. The Duara Contact will need some time to organise things. We hope to receive your booking at least seven (7) days before the beginning of your stay. 

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