Nestled in the mountains of northern Vietnam, 140km from Ha Noi, Mai Chau is the rural district of Hoa Binh province. Before your travel Mai Chau, did you know how to have a perfect journey?
Not as crowded as Sapa or Moc Chau, Mai Chau provides tourists a good impression with stunning views of nature. These are some useful tips to enjoy Mai Chau – one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam.
1.Means of transport for travel Mai Chau
Bus is the most popular for first-time visitors to get there from Hanoi. There are many choices to get a bus to Mai Chau. Did you know the means of transport to travel from Ha Noi to Mai Chau? Get useful tips to experience a perfect journey there!
Beside of bus transportation, have an excursion by motorbike is also a favorite way of many adventurers.
2.Best time to get there
As I mentioned in previous article – Mai Chau travel guide: When is the best time to travel Mai Chau, that is very cold and rainy place. It is extremely necessary to choose the right time for traveling there. If you would like to enjoy sunny weather, visit there from October to December or during the first months of lunar new year. June to September is also a good choice for you to admire the beauty of terraced paddy fields. However, because of the monsoon season, it may be raining very often.
It can be said that Mai Chau is beautiful all year long but not every weather is good for cycling or hiking.
3.Take enough cash
Being one of the small Vietnamese towns, there are no ATMs in Mai Chau. You can pay anything only by cash.
4.Accommodation in Mai Chau
Mai Chau is considered as a tourist attraction in recent years. There is a dramatic increase in Mai Chau tourism. The accommodation service is also invested, therefore, homestay and hotel are popular places to stay of many tourists in Mai Chau.
Nevertheless, not everywhere you will feel comfortable enough to be able to relax and enjoy spending time with locals. Among good accommodations in Mai Chau, Mai Chau Ecolodge is highly recommended and suitable for many foreign tourists. It is a combination between luxury and eco style which would give the feelings as being in nature.
5.Don’t forget your camera
Similar to Sapa, Mai Chau is a wonderland of great spots for photography lovers and even for those who love to admire the breathtaking beauty of nature. Stop on the top of mountain before reaching to the village to take awesome photos from above, would be unforgettable memories during your trip. It is better to go with a guide if you don’t expect to be lost.
Those are some pieces of advice for your travel Mai Chau. If you have the ability to organise everything by yourselves, that is a good way to save your budget. However, it doesn’t mean to be so expensive when traveling with a travel agency. A reliable company will also give you useful recommendations and suitable to your budget.