One of the more alluring aspects of Mai Chau is the natural scenery – visitors can take advantage of all the lush green and fresh mountain air by spending the day exploring the countryside on foot.
Dotting the countryside are small tribal villages like Ban Poom Coong, Ban Lac 1 and Ban Lac 2. Stop in and meet the locals who live in these villages – they may even show you some of their daily activities or invite you in for a traditional meal.
Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Just a short jaunt from Mai Chau is the Pu Luong Nature Reserve, worthwhile of a visit to see endangered species like leopards, civets and bears, as well as many different types of bird species.
Mo Luong cave
Located inside Pu Kha Mountain, this cave, meaning “big course of stream,” is an incredible site to see. Enter via in Mai Chau town or – with a guide – through the back entrance from the water current in the Chieng Chau commune.
With many homes having opened their doors in recent years to tourists looking for a traditional homestay, guests can enjoy a night in a stilt house, cooking and eating traditional Vietnamese food with a local family and learning about their culture.
There’s no better way to see the rolling foothills, lush green rice paddies, and traditional villages than by cycling through the Mai Chau valley. Guests can rent bicycles in town and enjoy a day of fresh mountain air and picturesque rural landscapes.
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