Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. From the top of Cun Mountain, one can admire the superb panorama of Mai Chau surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses. Many minorities, including the Thai ethnic group, live in Mai Chau.
Mai Chau is perfect place for those who want to escapes the hassle of big city and want to find themselves within nature. This enchanting destination offers a perfect opportunity to admire a stunning sunrise on the highland, enjoy mind blowing views over flowery valleys and exploring colorful hill tribe culture.
With alluring landscape and endearing culture, Mai Chau makes an ideal destination for trekking and home-stay travel. Tourists especially enjoy the minority specialty dishes including rice cooked in bamboo and grilled meat. They also enjoy watching traditional dancing, music performances (bronze, drums, gongs), and Thai minority singing and dancing.
When to go?
October-November and February-June are the best times to go. It’s not too hot with sunny weather. You can feel comfortable in the atmosphere in home-stay, visit the village and discover the beauty of nature.
How to get there?
Mai Chau, located in Hoa Binh province, some 140km from Hanoi. For transportation, public bus at 8.00 in My Dinh bus station. Tourist bus is available and normally departs from Old Quarter. The bus ride takes about 4 hours from Hanoi to Mai Chau.