Mai Chau is located around 135km from Hanoi at Hoa Binh province, stay in a peaceful valley sheltered by the outside world by a dramatic ring of hills. On the way coming to Mai Chau , you will have chance to pass through the top of Cun mountain, from there you can take a fabulous overview of the valley with the houses on stilt and paddy fields, bring the first impression about culture of Mai Chau –Hoa Binh.
Homestay in Lac Village
Lac village is located in Mai Chau valley, Hoa Binh Province with unique traditions. Hoa Binh province is far about 70 kilometers from Hanoi; tourists must go 60 kilometers to Mai Chau. Lac village has 5 Thai ethnic: Ha, Lo, Mac, and Loc. According to the head of Lac village -Ha Cong Tim, Lac village has over 700 years old. Previously, the professions of the local people were rice planting and weaving brocade. Later, the hidden beauty of Lac village is explored by tourists.
In 1993, DPC in Mai Chau proposal Hoa Binh province allow tourists to stay overnight in the village. Therefore, the name of Lac village has been well known as a “bright spot” on the tourist’s map of Vietnam.
From weaving scarf, brocade dress to wear, women in the village have made a lot of souvenirs for tourists such as: scarf, skirts, lovely wallet… Coming to Lac village, tourists can enjoy bamboo cooked rice, experience their daily life. Ethnic people are very gentle, friendly. In the afternoon, there has strangely beautiful with the rays of the sun into the valley. Lac villagers will roast meat, cook a pot of bitter bamboo for tourists. They can enjoy traditional dishes and listening to the thrill gongs.
Visiting to Lac Village, all kinds of tiredness will be disappeared. The range of mountain blends with cloud and green of rice fields along with stilted houses creates spectacular scene of Lac village. Let’s join Mai Chau valley tours
and spend holiday in here to experience exciting feeling.
Souvenirs at Lac market
It would be lacking of interesting if tourists not to go the Lac’s market. There includes small simple stalls. Locals are considered as a funny and enthusiastic tour guide who shows tourists strange items.