Mai Chau (Hoa Binh) peace and quiet is the place that makes you want to escape the noisy city and immerse in nature, enjoy relaxing moments after stressful working days.
Mai Chau is a beautiful, poetic valley of Hoa Binh province – neighbor of ninh binh vietnam, 140 km northwest of Hanoi. If you love peace, tranquillity, looking forward to being of harmony with nature, Mai Chau is an appropriate destination. This place will seduce you by the pristine, rustic beauty of mountains, forests, especially the unique culture of ethnic minority communities.
Mai Chau Valley is where you will have a trip to discover the beauty, culture and cuisine.
Every season to Mai Chau is worth enjoying
Mai Chau is so beautiful all year round. Therefore, you can arrange your trip to discover. However, the most appropriate time to come here is the flower season in March or the last months of the year, when plum flowers bloom, white rapeseed flowers show their pure color.
On the early days of the summer, coming to this valley will be a totally new feeling. Mai Chau in the month of harvest season is a shining golden rice paradise, where the golden rice fields cover every corner of the villages of the people.
Moreover, the climate in Mai Chau is mild and pleasant with the summer not too hot and the winter is not too cold. You can plan to enjoy Mai Chau beauty and flavor at any time of the year.
The road to Mai Chau is beautiful, convenient but also potentially dangerous
From Hanoi to Mai Chau is quite convenient, you can go by car or motorbike, it takes about 3-4 hours.
Motorbike ride: Hanoi – Xuan Mai – Highway 6 – Thung Khe Pass – Tong Dau – Mai Chau crossroads. This is the shortest, fastest and pretty way to Mai Chau. On the other hand, although not as dangerous as the roads in Ha Giang or Yen Bai, the road to Mai Chau is also quite high and dangerous. Especially, road accidents often occur, so you need to pay attention to stay safe.
Car: You can catch a bus at My Dinh bus station or Giap Bat bus station to go to Mai Chau (Hoa Binh). Getting off at Tong Dau intersection, you take a motorcycle taxi to the center of Mai Chau valley, about 5 km away. Bus ticket is about VND 90,000-110,000 / person.
Without the noise of traffic, Mai Chau will welcome you in the soft, clear sunshine. Breathing the fresh air, listening to the birds singing, you will feel the purity of nature and the peace of life.
Where to stay in Mai Chau?
You have quite a few options to stay here. The most common form is at home on stilts. Coming to Mai Chau, you have to sleep in stilt house once to feel all the interesting of the Northwest.
Traditional stilt houses of Thai ethnic people are designed with straw roofs, bamboo flooring, that help keep warm in winter and cool in summer. You can book a stilt house in Lac village, where there are most stilt houses.
If you really come to rest, the luxury resorts in Mai Chau are the more appropriate option. Ecological resorts but bring interesting experiences.
In the quiet valley, there are people growing rice and corn looming, majestic mountains hidden in the magical clouds and mist. Visitors from ninh binh amazing tour also felt a quiet life in my private garden in the bungalow during a break.
In addition, some resorts in Mai Chau also have full service of swimming pools, spas, restaurants, traditional music performances in the evening, very interesting. You can feel the freedom, tranquillity and relaxation thanks to the vast green area, the green of nature with lakes, trees and the space of the mountains and forests here.
Come to Mai Chau to enjoy the cuisine of the Northwest.
With my own feeling, the food at the homestay is only average. Although it is delicious, it is still not as tasty as the food in some restaurant here. You can borrow a bike at the resort, ride over to Lác village or other houses to enjoy the typical mountainous dishes of Hoa Binh.
The restaurant on Ha Cong Thai street is an address that can satisfy almost all visitors on ninh binh amazing tour who try it once. The food is very fresh, delicious and famous here. The delicious dish that you definitely have to try is sticky rice. In addition, there are dishes such as com lam (rice cooked in bamboo tubes, sour marinated meat, grilled stream fish, grilled chicken, marinated Pork, fragrant fresh vegetables, can wine, etc.