Tourism website www.thrillist.com has named Y Ty mountainous
commune in Bat Xat District of northern Lao Cai Province as one of the best-kept
secrets in Asian travel.
The website said: "Y Ty sits atop Viet Nam's highest plateau, offering
spectacular views of cloud-reaching mountains and yellow rice patty fields. If
you want to experience rural Viet Nam without straying far from the tourist
centre of Sa Pa, this is your spot."
The website also suggests meeting locals at Y Ty's market where ethnic tribes
sell traditional crafts and agricultural goods.
The other destinations on the list are Kep, Cambodia; Vieng Xai, Laos; Gili Meno
– Gili Islands in Indonesia; and Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.