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Mai Chau Valley – the unmissable destination in Hoa Binh Province

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The province of Hoa Binh’s northwest region contains Mai Chau.. About 130km from Hanoi, Mai Chau Valley is currently an attractive tourist destination loved by many domestic and foreign tourists not only because of the natural beauty of the natural landscape, with many relics and landscapes of historical and cultural value, but also because a place containing many traditional national cultural identities. Let‘s learn about this mysterious and exciting Mai Chau valley with Lily’s Travel!

The ideal time of year to visit Mai Chau Valley

Mai Chau Valley
Mai Chau Valley – Source: Internet

The temperate climate makes for a very nice climate that is neither too hot nor too chilly. As a result, anyone can visit Mai Chau at any time of the year. However, according to the experience of Mai Chau tourism that Lily’s Travel has, the best time is still in the summer, especially in March and April, because this time, the climate is cool and fresh with flowers and many festivals of ethnic minorities.

In the Mai Chau valley, the green rice fields the trees bloom next to the simple life of the people. They farm, hoe the land to grow vegetables, or wash their hair by the stream… In the spring, Mai Chau seems to be filled with white plum blossoms and crimson peach blossoms, pure flower colors reaching out to nature… The vegetation is verdant in the summer, with rice fields, cornfields, and forest trees. Mai Chau made an appearance with rich, warm, and golden beauty, particularly at the conclusion of fall and the start of winter. When the rice is ready, the terraced fields are bright on the hillsides and blended with the humble stilt homes of the ethnic people.

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Transportation to Mai Chau

Visitors can travel to Mai Chau by many types of means. However, depending on the starting location of visitors, they can choose the appropriate means of transportation.

For tourists departing from Hanoi

Mai Chau Valley is 140km from Hanoi and 60km northwest of Hoa Binh

Bus: My Dinh or Giap Bat bus station visitors buy tickets to Mai Chau( Hoa Binh). Remind the driver or drivers along the way to head to Tong Dau junction, let it go, and then grab a cab for around 5 kilometers to Mai Chau Valley’s center. The fare is roughly 120,000 VND/person. Guests can book a ticket with us right here: booking a ticket is highly convenient and fast.

Motorbike: There are 2 routes that visitors can go. The quickest method to go reach Mai Chau quickly is by Route 1: Hanoi – Xuan Mai – Luong Son – Hoa Binh – Muong Khen. This route is along National Highway 6. Road 2: Choose to go through National Highway 12b, but this road will take longer, with fewer attractions. So Lily’s Travel recommends that you choose the first route that will be more fun.

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For tourists departing from Saigon and other provinces

The quickest and easiest way to go to Hanoi is by plane or train. When coming to Hanoi, move to Mai Chau according to the above instructions.

Planes: Saigon – Hanoi air ticket: The total flight time is 2h10 minutes.

  • Please note that the above fare is a one-way fare, which may change according to the time of booking and fluctuate continuously depending on the booking status of the customer. Remember to regularly hunt for cheap flight tickets at saomaifly.com to save more money.
  • Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, visitors can move to My Dinh or Giap Bat bus station to buy bus tickets to Mai Chau in the following ways:
    • Car pickup at the airport: contact saomaifly.com for pickup, cheap, or phone 1900.59.99.97 to register and get dedicated support.
    • Taxi rental: many taxi companies, such as Mai Linh Taxi, Vinasun Taxi, Thanh Nga Taxi, and Thang Long Taxi…

Trains: Tourists buy tickets to Hanoi with the Thong Nhat trains at the stations, running the fastest Hanoi – Saigon route for 30 hours.

Must-visit tourist attractions in Mai Chau Valley

Thung Khe Pass

Thung Khe Pass
Thung Khe Pass – Source: Internet

This is a pass that any visitor who has ever been to Mai Chau has to go through. This is also a road that many people love and want to conquer. Visitors to Thung Khe Pass will be surrounded by the stunning natural landscape, which is covered in green trees and thick fog all around the pass. Visitors can see the whole Mai Chau valley when looking down from above.

Lac Village and Poom Coon Village

Poom Coon Village
Poom Coon Village – Source: Internet

These are the two largest and most crowded tourist villages in Mai Chau. Visitors coming to these two villages will learn more about the typical culture of the people in the highlands. In addition to the beauty given by nature, visitors will not have a chance to watch the designed stilt houses the image of ethnic girls sitting by the brocade loom. In addition, these two villages are also places where visitors can rent motels and homestays, enjoy Mai Chau specialties, buy souvenirs, and explore the culture, life, and festivals of the Mai Chau people.

Chieu Cave and Mo Luong Cave

Mo Luong Cave
Mo Luong Cave – Source: Internet

These two expansive and distinctive cave systems in Mai Chau are comparable to Phong Nha-Ke Bang. Coming to these two caves, visitors will admire thousands of years old stalactites with many mysterious shapes and gorgeous colors, which suit visitors who love exploring and studying stalactites. In addition to exploring the cave, visitors can also listen and imagine the legends of these two caves from the images in the cave, ensuring that visitors will enjoy it.

Dishes and cuisine to try in Mai Chau

Pork

When visiting Mai Chau, be sure to try this delicacy. The pig is usually tiny, only about 10 kg back, with thick black skin, and thin, fat meat is substantial and delicious. People often process swine in many different ways, still retaining the unique taste of the Northwest mountains.

Chicken

This is a dish that any visitor who has ever enjoyed chicken in Mai Chau will remember its delicious taste because the chicken here is incredibly delicious and unparalleled. The chicken is boiled, firm, and crispy, then dipped with chili salt and mixed with delightful lemon leaves.

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