Special trip to Mai Chau
Only a 3-hour drive with the route of 130 kilometers from Hanoi, Mai Chau – with peaceful space and fresh air – has become an ideal getaway to unwind from all the stress and retreat from the hot summer days in the bustling city.Mai Chau suits all individuals – lovers, family or students, etc., especially newly married couples. Zankyou, a famous French magazine, ranked Mai Chau as one of the top 10 ideal destinations for honeymooners
Mai Chau will astonish you with its changing mild beauty through every season of the year. In summer, Mother Nature covers the land with beautiful wild flowers, together with the pure smells from lotus lakes scattered in the villages.
The immature taste of rice alongside the cycling trails reminds us of our childhood. Under the brilliant sunset, the lush paddy fields seem to be gilded by sunlight fading away behind the blue mountains. At night, gathering around a home-made wine bottle, tourists seem to be immersed in the deep melody of colorful Thai dance together with thrilling bullhorn and drum voices, an unchanging habit for many generations.
Recently, Mai Chau has seen a sharp rise in the number of international travelers thanks to its orientation in developing ecotourism.
It is known for being close to nature and its efforts in environmental protection, cultural and sustainable tourism. Mai Chau is gradually becoming a fragrant flower on Vietnam tourist map.
Many visitors pass by word of mouth stories about a resort situated on a small hill, surrounded by traditional Thai stilts house with special palm tree roof. They say that it is a village of indigenous architecture characterized by Lang Mandarin’s house in the center and others around.
Inside is an ecological green heaven with charming bungalows overlooking the valley, modern pool on mountain, paved walkway and local trees. There is a perfect harmony between people and nature in Mai Chau.
To experience the culture and lifestyle, to indulge in nature and to enjoy exploring the land of Mai Chau should be done at least once in a lifetime. So, are you ready for the journey to explore Mai Chau – a beautiful flower of Muong land?
Source: Mai Chau Ecolodge
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