MAI CHAU VALLEY – one of the most scenic place to ride motorbike in Northwest Vietnam
Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province ( Northwest Vietnam ), it is about 179 km from Hanoi. Stay in a peaceful valley sheltered by the another planet by a spectacular ring of northern’s hills. Traveling to Mai Chau , you will have opportunity to ride through Cun mountain pass, from there you can take a look of stunning view overlooking the hidden valley with the very cute houses on stilt and rice paddy fields, All that items will bring the first impression of Mai Chau valley –Hoa Binh province.
Mai Chau valley delivers a another photo of Vietnam , inhabited with colorful tribe groups, that mainly Thai people ,Thai minority is one of six minority groups living in Hoa Binh province. People are living at small villages like: Ban Lac, Pom Coong village, Van village, Buoc village …. , these villages make a community with lot of special particular culture and festivals in the North Vietnam. Thai people devided into 2 groups White Thai and Black Thai, use their own language beside King language, we recognize them by clothes they are wearing.
Like others minority groups at the remoted mountainous area in Vietnam Thai people live in the houses on stilt. The houses are very big with palm leaf roofs and polished bamboo-slat floors. The kitchen is put in the center of the house, that’s the place for cooking and also for the woman making their colorful “brocade”, the material used by Thai minority to make their clothes. The house has many windows, large and decorated with patterns. Each stilt house also has a little pond to breed river fish. These can be seen clearly at Lac village, the stilt houses now are using as the home stay for the tourists with communal room and private room. Tourists also have chance to enjoy some special foods and Can wine while watching traditional folk song dancing, music performances (bronze, drums, gongs), and Thai minority singing and dancing.
Walking to the villages and enjoy the surrounding contrside and paddy fields , specially on Sunday people from the villages bring a lot of things to the Mai Chau market to sell their products: honey, bananas, corn, rice and wines. .and also 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, hiking in Mai Chau.
Nowadays, foreigners who want to learn more about Vietnamese culture as well as to admire picturesque region of Vietnam, Mai Chau valley is an ideal place where they can freely discover everything. With the developement of mordent life and tourism Mai Chau still preserve its beauty of natural scenery and the diversity in the minority culture.
Hanoi – Hoa Binh city: 78 kilometers, there are many means to Hoa Binh such as: You can travel by motorbike; it is best way for visiting all stunning landscape in Hoa Binh or bus.
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