Mai Chau – Awesome mountain area of Vietnam

Nestled within the mountains of  Hoa Binh province, Mai Chau is a small rural town known for its beauty, as well as being a settlement of the ethnic Thai people. Four hours from Hanoi, Mai Chau is a timeless village where rice paddies, Thai-styled creaky wooden stilt homes, and old-fashioned traditions are the norm. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, we were able to get a glimpse into, not only rural life in Vietnam, but also a unique perspective of the history and traditions of the Tai culture (often spelled “Thai”, much to the confusion of Westerners since they bear no connection to the people of Thailand).

From the top of mountain you can have a panorama of Mai Chau with green valley surrounded by mountains

Cycling off the beaten track

In general, most of houses on stilt in Maichau is located at the foot of  the mountain near rice field.

A commual room for sleeping and welcoming visitors, you can stay in here with comfort as well as taste local style.

Tranditional dance performance is one of the features in Mai Chau

The local food is delicious. All made from fresh  ingredients  available in the village.

Rural market  is the place where people mainly purchase clothes and foods. All the traditional style of clothes can by seen in the market

tranditional dress by photos Mai Chau – Awesome mountain area of Vietnam

Sometimes, you can try on traditional clothes is their own style and take some photos for memory

hand in hand on camp fire Mai Chau – Awesome mountain area of Vietnam

On the way  to the village, sometimes, you can see water wheel bringing water from the stream. It is a special machine that local people make it based on the flow of stream; the machine will automatically carry water from the stream to the pine-water. And water will be carried to home by this line.

A 1000 steps to the entrance of a cave in Maichau

Natural limestone cave with a numerous stalagmites and stalactites

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