Top interesting Mai Chau attractions

Top interesting Mai Chau attractions

Traditional craft for souvenirs in Pom Coong

Mai Chau, 140km to the northwest of Hanoi, is a mountainous district in Hoa Binh. This is an ideal destination for those who want to keep away from the noise in city to find a peaceful place with beautiful scenery in the highland. Indochina travel services

You can choose to travel by car or motorbike. It just takes about three hours if you go from Hanoi to Mai Chau. Coming to this countryside place, you may find being lured by these interesting destinations below:

Lac Village

With an existence for over 700 years, Lac Village is home to ethnic Thais’ generations who are famous for upland rice farming and brocade. One special thing is that there are many stilt houses which are put together without separation in the village and all of them are built facing the main road. This gives most of the tourists the feeling of friendliness and closeness to nature. Besides, coming to Lac village, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in Thai ethnic’s traditional culture, joining the campfire and dancing around the fire with friendly local people.

Lac village – Mai Chau

Lac village – Mai Chau-source: http://www.phongnhabackpackerhostels.com/

Thung Khe Pass

If you want to see the whole view of Mai Chau valley, you should go to Thung Khe Pass. It is on the highway 6, lying between Tan Lac and Mai Chau. Traveling by motorbike, you will witness constant scenery’s change on every kilometer. The place offers you the opportunity to see rolling hills, green valleys, white rock slope and enjoy grilled pork – the specialty of the highland.

Thung Khe pass

Thung Khe pass- source: http://www.citypassguide.com/

Pom Coong village

The village has more than 70 people and about 300 inhabitants. It attracts visitors by a beautiful stilt house system and unique lifestyle of local people. If you are wondering what to buy for friends as a gift, you can buy handmade brocade bags and shirts by Thai girls right at the foot of the stilt houses.

Traditional craft for souvenirs in Pom Coong

Traditional craft for souvenirs in Pom Coong-source: http://www.alotrip.com/

Mo Luong Cave

To Thai people, Mo Luong means a large water circuit flowing from Pu Kha Mountain and formed a lake. Mo Luong cave has two outdoors facing large fields and villages in the valley. Inside the cave, there are four main caves containing military weapons during the war time in Vietnam. On the two caves’ wall are emulsion block in different shapes, and at the bottom of the cave, there is an underground stream flowing from inside of the cliff. north Vietnam tours

Mo Luong cave – one of top Mai Chau attractions

Mo Luong cave – one of top Mai Chau attractions-source: http://www.alotrip.com/

Ba Khan

Ba Khan is a small commune of Mai Chau located near Hoa Binh hydropower. This is regarded as “Ha Long Bay on land” with ancient peaks lying 200 meters under the lake. Coming to Ba Khan, you can enjoy the most unforgettable experience when sailing and exploring the vast lake with a Kayak boat.

Ba Khan Valley

Ba Khan Valley-source: http://www.phunutoday.vn/

Coming to these Mai Chau attractions, tourists also have chance to enjoy many special popular dishes that nowhere else has such as bamboo rice, chicken roast, grilled spring fish, Mai Chau sticky rice, Mai Ha wine and fried cicadas.

What are you waiting for? Take your luggage and explore Mai Chau!

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