When is the best season to travel to Mai Chau?
How to travel by motorbike or car
You can ride a motorbike, self-driving car to experience the feeling of freedom, or catch a bus from Yen Nghia bus station, My Dinh. The road is beautiful and easy to go because it is not too winding and dangerous. If you are a beginner, the Hanoi - Mai Chau route is very suitable.
You can choose one of these two routes:
Route 1 is 140 km long, if you ride a motorbike: Nguyen Trai - Quang Trung - Ba La - Chuc Son - Xuan Mai, Luong Son - Ky Son, Hoa Binh - Cao Phong, Tan Lac - Thung Khe Pass - Mai Chau.
Route 2 is 150 km long, if you go by car: Thang Long Avenue (Trung Hoa Tunnel) - Xuan Mai - Luong Son - Ky Son, Hoa Binh - Cao Phong, Tan Lac - Thung Khe Pass - Mai Chau.
If you take a bus, you stop at Tong Dau junction and then get off to catch a motorbike taxi for another 5 km to the center of Mai Chau town. Bus tickets cost about 80,000 - 140,000 VND per person.
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In the afternoon, the Mai Chau - Hanoi bus has many trips in the morning, the earliest is 5:30 am and the latest is 3 pm. From Lac village to the town bus station about 1.6 km. If you ride a motorbike, you are more proactive about the time, but you should also go early, in case the weather is complicated.
Where to go to Mai Chau?
1, Thung Khe
The first attraction is Thung Khe Pass or Da Trang Pass, located on National Highway 6, between Tan Lac and Mai Chau territories. This is a limestone mountain, created by the process of paving the way. This is also a place often covered by clouds, creating a blurry scene. On the pass, there are also huts selling specialties, food and drinks for guests to rest.
If you want to learn about local culture, you should not miss Lac village, where there are hundreds of stilt houses up to 700 years old. It also has a scene of endless rice fields and homestays on stilts to stay.
2, Mo Luong Cave
Mo Luong Cave is located in the Pu Kha mountain range system in Mai Chau town. The cave consists of 4 main caves, famous for the system of stalactites forming many shapes such as flowers, streams.. During the war against the French, this place used to be the meeting base of our army and people. After finishing the journey, at the last cave, visitors can admire an underground spring flowing into a nearby lake.
3,Hang Kia - Pà Cò
Hang Kia - Pa Co is located at the gateway of the Northwest with an altitude of 1,200 - 1,500 m above sea level, covered with clouds almost all year round. These are the only two Hmong communes in Hoa Binh, located between four rocky mountains. Climbing to the sky gate, you can immerse yourself in the sea of white clouds floating. From November to April is the ideal time to hunt clouds in Hang Kia - Pa Co.
Clouds are often abundant and beautiful at 5am - 9am. If you are unlucky with the sea of clouds, this place is also a great viewing point for you to have a panoramic view of the valley. Local people also plant a lot of flowers in this area for visitors to take pictures with the wooden bridge. Tickets to Hang Kia rattan hunting point is 20,000 VND.
4, Go Lao Waterfall
Go Lao waterfall or Go Mu waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Mai Chau, in Phuc San commune, about 15 km from Mai Chau. From Tong Dau junction in the direction to Moc Chau, you will easily find the way down to the waterfall. You can park your car at a homestay right in front of the waterfall and climb down. The waterfall is about 20 m high, the water pours down white, in the lake bed are large rocks.
Coming to Mai Chau in a large group, you should not miss the visit to Hoa Binh lake bed to Ngoi Hoa bay, Ao Tien, Ba Chua Thac Bo Temple. The marina is located at the end of Suoi Lon village. If you like to take pictures to check-in, Thai Flower Garden is an ideal stopover with many types of mustard flowers, buckwheat flowers, and butterfly wings.
In addition, do not forget to explore the local cultural identity, learn the unique features in the life of the Thai, Dao or H'Mong ethnic minorities... These days you will come across images of Mothers and mothers sit spinning, weaving brocade or brothers and sisters diligently chisel bows and arrows, knife handles...
The most complete experience is listening to ethnic boys and girls sing traditional melodies, watching them spread their colorful dresses and join them in closing the show with a cheerful stall dance. Although Mai Chau's beauty is originally a simple and rustic beauty of a young girl in the highlands, it is still radiant and never stops attracting the eyes of travelers.
What specialties does Mai Chau have?
Enjoy the specialties of the Thai and Mong people such as lam rice, man pork, bitter bamboo shoots, grilled stream fish... In addition, you can reserve a hot pot homestay owner in advance, which is very suitable for the chilly weather of the day. dark in the mountains. Hot pot price is about 130,000 VND per person. Pa Co market also has many dishes such as bun cha, vermicelli which is quite delicious. On the way back to Hanoi, remember to stop by to buy Cao Phong oranges at the garden as a gift.