Top 9 things to do in Mai Chau - Best things to do in Mai Chau

Mai Chau is a highland district located in the Northwest of Hoa Binh province, about 140km from Hanoi. It takes around 4 hours to get to Mai Chau.
Let's find the best things to do and see in Mai Chau with Go Viet Trip.


1. Stay at the still house with a local family

Stillhouse is very popular in Mai Chau. It is not luxurious like 5 stars hotel but is comfortable. You can pick a private room or dormitory. Stay and enjoy food and local drinks is the best way to understand more local people.

There are plenty of more remote villages dotted across the valley. Put on your shoes and hike around. You can spend a day walking between them. If you don't want to walk, you can rent a bicycle, cycle from one pretty hamlet to the next, between the rice paddies and wandering buffalo and ducks –Don't forget to bring a camera.

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Mai Chau homestay

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2. Mai Chau cycling around the village

This is one of the most exciting things when you visit here. You will have the opportunity to immerse in the natural scenery with stunning landscape and communicate with friendly people. There are many homestays or places for rental bicycles, and the price is very suitable, around 4$USD / day. There is no better way to explore the area.

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Our clients cycling adventure with a local guide

3. Wake up with natural

Mai Chau is a small town. In the morning, it is tranquil, easy to hear the voice from nature. Wake up earlier walking around is a good idea.

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Fighting cock alarm in the morning


4. Learn how to make embroidery and silks

Mai Chau is not only the best place for shopping local handicrafts in Vietnam. When you go there, don't miss the chance to learn how to make embroidery, silks, and fabrics from White Thai people.

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Visitors try to make embroidery 

5. Try local foods

If you want to get the full experience in Mai Chau, you must try local foods. There is a lot of good food you must definitely try, such as Com Lam (bamboo-tube grilled rice). Gà đồi (grilled native chicken), thịt lợn xiên nướng (pork skewers)… You will regret if you don't try it when you visit Mai Chau.

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There are many exceptional foods in here 

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6. Visiting Go Lao Waterfall

Go Lao is the name of a waterfall located in Phuc San commune, about 15km from the center of Mai Chau Town. From the main road, you will park the bike and walk a little. The scenery of the waterfall is hard to describe as majestic and poetic. Even the difficult road has its own lively beauty. Under the waterfall have a flat ground very suitable for having a picnic lunch.

7. Conquer Chieu Cave

One of the things that you must definitely do when coming to Mai Chau is to explore Chieu Cave.
Chieu Cave is located on the top of the Pu Kha limestone range. "Chieu" means the afternoon because every afternoon, the sunlight shines straight into the cave. When visitors go deep into the cave, the more you will be shocked at the magnificent beauty of the stalactite.

8. Explore Mo Luong cave

Mo Luong Cave is not far from the center of Mai Chau town, about 2 km from Lac village. This is an ideal destination for tourists who are passionate about exploring and experiencing the new natural beauty. Visitors can see spectacular views and a lot of stalactites with various shapes inside the cave

9. Visit Thung Khe Pass

Located between Tan Lac and Mai Chau (Hoa Binh) on Highway 6, Thung Khe Pass is above 1000 meters on sea level. It is also called White Rock Pass because surround is the white colors of limestone.
From the top, you can admire the whole valley at the foot of the pass and see all the views of Mai Chau town.
Thung Khe Pass is beautiful and very dangerous due to steep cliffs, rocks on the slopes, and many curves.
Advice from local experts:
Visitors should prepare all necessary personal items such as toothbrushes, face towels, toiletries... and essential medicines.
Before entering the Thai house, please ask permission and pay attention to altar ancestors, do not turn back and feet to their altars.
Mai Chau is a mountain area, in the evening often foggy and a bit cold, you should bring a long-sleeved shirt.
This is the information things to do in Mai Chau. Hopefully, this information will help you have a lot of interesting moments when coming here.
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Author Hoan Nguyen

He has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.


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author hoan
My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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