A helpful pit stop on the way to Mai Chau, Hoa Binh signifies 'peace' and this agreeable town is an alleviation after the crowded traffic in rural areas of Hanoi. The territory is home to many ethnic communities, including the Hmong and Thai.
The famous Mai Chau is situated around 135km from Hanoi at Hoa Binh territory, remain in a serene valley protected by the outside world by an emotional ring of slopes. In transit coming to Mai Chau, you will have opportunity to go through the highest point of Cun mountain, from that point you can take a remarkable diagram of the valley with the stilt houses and rice fields, bring the initial introduction about culture of Mai Chau – Hoa Binh.
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Walking to the villages around enjoy the surrounding countryside and paddy fields , specially on Sunday people from the villages bring a lot of things to the Mai Chau market to sell their specific products: honey, bananas, corn,.. .and brocade made by skilled Thai women. The Sunday market is also an occasion to enjoy traditional Thai dishes and to participate in traditional dancing. In addition to Mai Chau is surrounded with limestone mountains area, this create a lot of kastl caves like Khoai cave, Chieu cave, Nhat cave, Mo Luong cave,…, which is quite good for discovery activities and go trekking.
Nowadays, foreigners who want to learn more about Vietnamese culture as well as to admire picturesque scenery of Vietnam, Mai Chau Hoa Binh is an ideal place where they can freely discover everything. With the development of modern life and tourism Mai Chau still preserve its beauty of natural scenery and the diversity in the minority culture.