Mai Chau

Mai Chau offers a marvellous view of green valleys and pile dwellings, which is home to the White Thai, an ethnic minority.

Destination Mai Chau

Just a short drive from the bustling capital of Hanoi lies the picturesque village of Mai Chau. Nestled in the green hills of rural Vietnam, Mai Chau is a haven for locals and tourists alike. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the fresh air and tranquillity of rural life.

Mai Chau is known for its rich culture and history. The various hill tribes native to the region have preserved their own traditions and customs. They are famous for their handicrafts and skilful embroidery, which they have been passing down for generations. A visit to Mai Chau offers the opportunity to experience this fascinating culture at first hand.

Mai Chau is a particularly exciting destination for anyone interested in Vietnam culture holidays. Here you can stroll through the picturesque villages, explore the local markets and sample the traditional cuisine. The friendly locals will welcome you with open arms and will be happy to tell you more about their culture and history.

You can also enjoy the beautiful nature in Mai Chau. The green hills and valleys offer numerous opportunities for hiking and cycling. Take a deep breath and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the landscape.

Overall, Mai Chau is a wonderful destination for anyone who wants to experience authentic Vietnam. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city, get to know the rich culture and enjoy the breathtaking nature.


  • Culture
  • Nature
  • Trekking tours 


  • Charming mountain village
  • Local traditions
  • Authentic ethnic groups
  • Lush green mountain landscape

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Activities in Mai Chau

  • Here you can admire majestic landscapes and meet friendly mountain dwellers.
  • Unternehmen Sie eine  Wanderung durch üppige Pflaumengärten, grüne Wälder und sichten Sie hier und da exotische Tiere.
  • Experience the everyday life of the mountain tribes, see traditional brocade production and the manufacture of woven textiles.
  • Enjoy a guided tour on the trails around Mai Chau, which is a great way to get some exercise and really explore the region. Get to know the unique stilt houses in the valley and pay attention to the cattle at the roadside.
  • Visit Mai Chau Valley and Cun Mountain, 135km from Hanoi and 60km from Hoa Binh, from where you have a great view of the lush landscape and the stilt houses with their palm roofs and bamboo floors.


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The weather in Mai Chau

Mai Chau has a temperate and subtropical climate with cool air all year round. Spring weather in the morning, then there is often light sunshine and a mild climate at midday.

How to get to Mai Chau ?

The best way to get from Hanoi to Mai Chau is by bus or a comfortable private transfer. The journey time from Hanoi to Mai Chau depends on your chosen mode of transport. All in all, you should expect a transfer time of 3 to 5 hours.

The right time to visit

The best time to visit Mai Chau is from March to May and September to November. You should have warmer clothes with you at all times when travelling. If you are planning to travel to the north of Vietnam during the European winter months, it is best to enquire about the temperatures in advance.


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