Experience the most interesting Mai Chau travel

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Toiled farmlands amidst the mountains inspires the classic image of the rural township of Mai Chau. A place where the blaring horns of nearby Hanoi are exchanged for the sounds of livestock quietly rummaging through crops directly below your stilt house’s window. Where a simpler style of life welcomes visitors, surrounded by a tranquil setting. A place where the freshness in the air tingles your senses of taste and smell as you cruise through the highlands by bicycle.

In the rest of this post, I will provide you essential information to get a fun trip of exploring the beauty, culture, and cuisine and all Mai Chau travel guide.

Best time to visit Mai Chau

For hot (but not too hot), sunny weather, October-November and February-May are the best times to go. In December, January and sometimes February too, the weather can get pretty chilly. However, the stilt houses have no shortage of fluffy blankets to keep you warm at night; staying cool in the summer, however, is more of an issue. The stilt houses usually have fans but even then so they can get uncomfortably hot between June and September. In addition, these months are the rainiest, which makes outdoor exploring more problematic.

There is a market on Sundays which brings together different minority groups from the surrounding area, but given the higher numbers of weekend tourists (see ‘Stay away from’) this is not necessarily a reason to time your visit for a Sunday.

Where to Stay

The stilt house homestays all offer essentially the same thing for the same price, so there is little point in recommending one over the other here. If you plan to stay in a stilt house, the best thing to do is walk around the villages (they’re very close, Lac starts where Pom Coong ends) and see which location you like best. Also check if there are other people staying – the rooms are communal so if you want more privacy you should go for one that has no other guests, and hope no-one else turns up!

For a bit of luxury, Mai Chau Lodge is the only option. It’s located on the main road out of Mai Chau town, at the point where you turn off onto the dirt track for Pom Coong and Lac. It’s a lovely small boutique resort with a small pool, free shuttle transfers between Mai Chau and Hanoi, and the usual range of comforts you would expect.

Where to visit in Mai Chau

As mentioned above, Mai Chau doesn’t have too many tourist destinations but it is still very attractive because all these are very beautiful.

Lac Village, Poom Coong Village: These are Mai Chau’s largest and busiest tourist villages. If you want to book a hotel or homestay, enjoy the specialties in Mai Chau, buy souvenirs and explore culture, life, and festivals of locals in Mai Chau, let you come to these villages.

Mo Luong Cave and Chieu Cave: They are Mai Chau’s 2 big and distinctive caves. The most special feature of both Caves is that their thousand-year-old stalactites which are in many shapes and beautiful colors. I am sure that they are as beautiful as stalactites in Phong Nha – Ke Bang.

Thung Khe Pass:  If want to enter Mai Chau, you have to pass this Pass. This road is very dangerous but extremely beautiful where all lovers of backpacking tourism would like to experience at least once. When standing on the top, you can enjoy the whole scene of Mai Chau Valley in your sight. In particular, you will be enjoyed the feeling of “4 seasons in only one day” in this place. Along the road, there are some small shops of Com Lam, Grilled Corn so you can rest and eat something in the Pass or buy some special items as souvenirs. Other tourist destinations: Van Village (Ban Van), Nhot Village (Ban Nhot), paddy-field, fields of vegetables are also attractions you should visit, in the event of your free time or wanting to take pictures.

Visit the Mai Chau tour to enjoy the most outstanding features in this remote and pristine village. Hope the information above will help your perfect plan to beautiful country Vietnam.

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