The idyllic, rural valley of Mai Chau is just 150km from Hanoi but feels like a completely different world. Fields and rice paddies sprawl out across the vista, and the mountains fade sleepily into the horizon. The only soundtrack here is that of nature, the delicate birdsong, the mumbles of the buffaloes, the squawk of the chickens, and the children playing freely in the fields. Although Mai Chau has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, it has retained its welcoming and laidback ambience.
The town itself sits in a fertile valley enveloped on either side by rambling hills all carpeted in thick green forest. The paddies and fields of the town provide the main sustenance for the people living there and elegantly change color with the seasons. In Spring, the fields are bursting with the bright, vivid green of the young plants. Over the Summer this gradually changes, the paddies morphing into a sea of gold in the Autumn.
Most of the towns are populated by the White Thai ethnic groups but there are also some others in the area such as the H’mong Village of Xa Linh. With the immense natural beauty of the are, most people go to Mai Chau to relax and enjoy their surroundings. There are a number of different activities on offer that highlight the charm of the area.
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