Traveling to Lac Village

Published:  02:08 Wednesday - September 21, 2016 Lac village is an unique tourism highlight in the North West with 100% white Thai ethnic people. Lac village has still preserved the natural, rustic beauty landscape with the custom of Thai people.

Located in Mai Chau District, about 150km from Hanoi, Mai Chau is a little valley surrounded by green mountains and dotted with lakes, paddy fields, rivers and houses on stilts of the Thai people.

Tourists can take a car following National Highway No6 from Hanoi to Hoa Binh City and then continue going about 60km to the first intersection behind the mountain range, then turn left onto Vang Street and going about 5km further to Lac Village in Mai Chau Valley.

From above Mai Chau looks like a huge green stadium with green mountain slopes and terraces. The main road snakes its away amid rice paddies, lakes and houses leading to the Ma River further in the background. Upstream and downstream Ma River, a cruise offer spectacular sceneries of a different world that’s like no others: bamboo forests, secret valleys with criss-crossing pipes bringing drinking water to different households and all encircled by evergreen mountains.

Mai Chau valley is a very good place for people who like to have a real homestay with local people and do some activities such as walking from village to villages or take a bike trip along the village road through the wet rice fields or simply sitting on the house-on stilts to enjoy the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of the village.

The majority of the population in Mai Chau Valley is the White Thai. Lac and Pom Coong villages are typical of Thai minority communities. The houses are built on stilts, 1.5m above the ground, having bamboo floors and roofs made from Goi or May leaves.

The area under the traditional house is usually reserved for livestock. But nowadays this area at some houses has been arrangedinto a sourvenir shop flaunting items suach as shawls, dresses, bags, purses, brocade cloths and multi-colour cloth balls skillyfully made by Thai.

In some houses, the visitors can witness the local women digigently working at a loom, weaving colourful brocade fabric. Also, a visit to a local hamlet is not complete without trying the famous Can wine (wine drunk out of a jar through pipes) that is made from sticky rice, Hinh ho leaf, Meo leaf and ginger that fascinates any tourist.

An overnight stay at one of the stilt houses in Mai Chau will be enlivened by folk dances and songs that are accompanied by gong music.

When night falls in the Lac Village, the tourists are encouraged to stay at homes of local Thai families and enjoy fascinating folk dances and songs of Thai accompanied by Gong music.

Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant

Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant

Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant is one of the biggest Hydropower Plant in Vietnam and it plays an important role in...
The Cape of Ca Mau

The Cape of Ca Mau

The cape of Ca Mau has an important position in Vietnam because it is the south end of the S-shaped...
Hon Khoai Island

Hon Khoai Island

Hon Khoai Island is a beautiful island with the natural landscapes, blue sea and white sand. Besides, Hon Khoai Island...
Binh Thuy Communal House

Binh Thuy Communal House

Can Tho has more than 70 ancient houses with many historical values. And Binh Thuy Communal House is one of...
Bang Lang Stork Garden

Bang Lang Stork Garden

Bang Lang Stork Garden is home to many kinds of birds and it becomes a famous destination in Can Tho....
Discover Doi Cave in Cao Bang

Discover Doi Cave in Cao Bang

Cao bang is famous for the natural caves in the North East Vietnam. And Doi cave is more attractive by...
Dong Nai golf resort

Dong Nai golf resort

Dong Nai golf resort is a new attraction in Dong Nai for those who want to relax and enjoy the...
The giant lotus leaves in Phuoc Kien pagoda

The giant lotus leaves in Phuoc Kien pagoda

Phuoc Kien pagoda is an unique pagoda in Dong Thap because of giant lotus leaves. So, it attracts both domestic...
Phu Cuong Waterfall

Phu Cuong Waterfall

Phu Cuong waterfall has not only a wild natural beauty but also a majestic waterfall with 45m height. Phu Cuong...
Lu Cam pottery village

Lu Cam pottery village

Lu Cam Village is an ancient pottery village and appeared about 200 years ago. Lu Cam is famous for terracotta...
Thien Cam beach

Thien Cam beach

Thien Cam beach is a wild natural beach and it is also one of the most famous beaches in Ha...
Hang Kenh Communal House

Hang Kenh Communal House

Hang Kenh Commnual house has not only valuable history but also an unique architectural. So, Hang Kenh Communal house is...
We appreciate your comments. Should you have any feedback or thoughts on how to improve VIETNAMTOURISM.ORG.VN , please contact us at: info@vietnamtourism.org.vn
Việt nam tourism Chuyên cung cấp website du lịch và dich vụ tour du lịch VIETNAMTOURISM.ORG.VN Xếp hạng 9.5/10 4999 Bình chọn