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  • Ladies in traditional hilltribe dress, Mai Chau, Vietnam
  • Village houses on stilits, Mai Chau, Vietnam
  • Rice terraces, countryside scenery, Mai Chau, Vietnam
  • Mai Chau Lodge, Mai Chau, Vietnam
  • Mai Chau valley scenery, Mai Chau, Vietnam


Mai Chau

Mai Chau is located 135 km south-west of Hanoi in the Northern province of Hoa Binh with a population of about 47,500 that belong to different ethnic minority groups such as the White Thai, H'mong, Zao, Muong, Tay, Hoa and Viet. The Mai Chau hill tribes are warm and welcoming, and famous for their handicrafts - in particular for their skills in embroidering clothes.

Mai Chau offers a most splendid vista of the Valley which is surrounded by lush green fields and stilt houses inhabited mainly by the White Thai ethnic group. The Sunday market brings a lot of people from the surrounding countryside into town.

In general Mai Chau experiences pretty good weather throughout the year. It rains less and the humidity in lower than other Northern Vietnamese cites. The best weather is between September and May when temperatures range from 15°C to 30°C. It can be quite chilly during winter from (November to February).

Mai Chau Hotels

$$$ Mai Chau Ecolodge Mai Chau

Located amongst a back drop of rice terraces and forested mountains, the Mai Chau Ecolodge is a new edition (Jun 2014) to this emerging area 3 hours drive south west from Hanoi. The Mai Chau Ecolodge...

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$$ Mai Chau Lodge Mai Chau

Character Boutique, Eco-friendly, Remote Location

Mai Chau Lodge is a small boutique property that offers just 15 deluxe rooms and a junior suite. All rooms are extremely comfortable, with en suite facilities and have views of the mountains, lake,...

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$$$ Sol Bungalows Mai Chau

Character Boutique

Located 4 hours drive from Hanoi, in the middle of Mai Chau valley, surrounded by lush paddy fields, bamboo trees and emerald mountains, Sol Bungalows is a delightful new addition to this stunning...

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