Mai Chau tourism: The golden terraced fields in the ripe rice season
Mai Chau is a beautiful valley with terraced fields in the middle of the majestic northwest mountains. Not as famous as Moc Chau Plateau nearby, Mai Chau has a hidden beauty that every visitor has a feeling of flutter and want to return forever when arriving here. Therefore, Mai Chau is a key tourist attraction of Hoa Binh province, which attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists each year.
Where is Mai Chau?
How to travel from Hanoi to Mai Chau? Located in the West of Hanoi, Mai Chau is the last district of Hoa Binh province. It borders Moc Chau of Son La in the north and Pu Luong of Thanh Hoa in the south. Mai Chau is 150 km from Hanoi so it takes 3 hours to travel by car or 4 hours by motorbike. Mai Chau is suitable for short trips or picnics for the weekend.
September and October – the best time to visit terraced fields in Mai Chau
The climate in Mai Chau is mild and pleasant. The summer is not too hot and winter is not too cold. Therefore, you can travel Mai Chau at any time of the year. However, to feel all the beauty of the terraced fields of this valley, you should travel here in the period of September and October. This is also the ideal time to avoid the heat in the North.
Not only attracting visitors with the rustic beauty of the mountains, Mai Chau also draws by the warm humanity of the people here. Coming to Mai Chau Valley, you will have a chance to discover the beauty of the golden terraced fields in the eyesight, the smell of new sticky rice, and learn about the unique culture of the Thai people as well as enjoy delicious dishes in Mai Chau.
Mai Chau in riped rice season
At this time, Mai Chau steps into the ripe rice season. The golden ripe rice fields and terraced fields throughout Mai Chau is covered with a layer of yellow silk. You just opening the window has seen the rice fields. Rice is everywhere in the villages of Mai Chau.
However, if you do not have time to travel in September and October to admire terraced fields, you can also go to Mai Chau in the spring. This is also the most pleasant time of the year because Mai Chau valley has hundreds of blooming flowers. The blossom of plum and peach flowers covers the whole land and sky with a white color like the beautiful, amazing natural picture. To Mai Chau at this time, visitors can see Bauhinia variegata - a typical kind of flower in the mountainous area blooming white all over the forest and villages. Coming to Mai Chau in the spring, you will definitely have the most beautiful scenery by the poetic landscape of the northwestern forest. In particular, this is also the period that many festivals of ethnic minorities are taken place in here. You will enjoy the fresh air with exciting folk games.
Some Mai Chau attractions with terraced rice fields
When coming to Mai Chau in ripe rice season, you should go to Lac village and Pu Luong Nature Reserve to have the most wonderful photos about the plain beauty of the golden rice fields, the simple, rustic but beautiful house of Mai Chau people.
Lac village is now a popular tourist destination in the heart of many tourists. Not a busy and crowded place, Lac village brings the wild natural beauty and friendliness that visitors once visiting here will never forget. Lac village is a destination which has the cultural identity of white Thai with 5 ethnic families. Up to now, Lac village has existed for 700 years. In the past, the villagers only live by cultivating rice and weaving. Therefore, terraced rice fields is one of the attractive beauty in Mai Chau.
Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Coming to Pu Luong Nature Reserve located between Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts of Thanh Hoa province, you will be immersed yourself in the beautiful landscape of blue sky, golden rice, and cool fresh air. Exploring Pu Luong Retreat, visitors will have to cross the old, dark and mysterious forests and overcome the rugged, winding road. From these roads, you can see the view of the high mountain range, the village with stilt houses hidden between the vast forests. Along the trails, tourists will visit Hieu, Don, Kho Muong village. In Pu Luong, the peaceful stilt houses are close together and surrounded by terraced rice fields. Most visitors come here are impressed by the wild beauty of Pu Luong, especially terraced fields and primary forest.
In addition, visitors also explore the traditional cultural activities of the Thai, Muong. This has created a real value for Pu Luong.
It is undeniable that admiring the golden terraced fields in the ripe rice season is one of the attractive things in Mai Chau trek tour. If you want to know more information about Mai Chau trek, feel free to contact us via our website. Share it if it is useful to you. Have a great trip!