MAI CHAU – scenery and ethnic cultures

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Three hours out from the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, as you cross into the mountainous Hoa Binh province to the west, the landscape transforms from congested row houses to wide-open rice fields, karst mountains and quaint wood-and-bamboo villages. Check off the activities listed below, and you can boast you’ve made the most of your Mai Chau.

MAI CHAU – scenery and ethnic cultures
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Isolated Mai Chau and the nearby villages are in a valley around 139km from Hanoi and only 150 metres above sea level. Mai Chau is a rural valley whose towering cliffs, unique culture and laid-back atmosphere attract visitors keen to experience the land and lifestyle of Vietnam’s northwest. 

Many villages in Mai Chau are located within 3 km from the city and they are very easily accessible – you can rent a bike or you can walk. If you want to go further and visit a market, Pa Co sunday market is a good option. It is about 20 km from Mai Chau on the road to Moc Chau town. A lot of minority people, mainly Hmongs go there to sell or buy almost anything.

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Spend a couple of days here, and you’ll forget what century you’re in. Spend the daylight hours exploring the local Tai Dam – “White Thai” and Tai Kao – “Black Thai” villages and biking around the brilliant-green rice fields, then fill your evenings drinking the local beer and enjoying traditional Thai dances.

In general, Mai Chau’s climate is quite good around the year. It rains less and the humidity is lower than other Northern Vietnam cites. The best weather extends from September to May with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C. With sunny day, you can join Mai Chau cycling tours or Mai Chau motorbike tour to explore this beautiful valley.

Hopefully this is useful information that will help you plan your Mai Chau trip, to see the details Mai Chau tours at:

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