In recent years, Mai Chau has become popular to travel lovers.
Only 140 kilometers from Hanoi, Mai Chau is a popular choice for many families looking for a weekend getaway.
Accomodation in Mai Chau
There are many hotels in Mai Chau town center; but the majority of tourists here, especially backpackers usually choose homestay accommodation with the local people.
Lac village and Poom Coong are the most popular destinations for tourists. The two villages are not far from each other. It takes 10-15 minutes to walk from this village to the other one. Each place has its own space.
Lac village has long done tourism business with many restaurants, stalls and other kinds of services; therefore, it attracts a great number of tourists and is the first choice of students and groups of tourists. Poom Coong has conducted tourism business in several recent years. This village is rather quiet and does not offer as many services, which is suitable for those who prefer the peaceful space.
In fact, lots of people choose to stay in Poom Coong for the trip to Mai Chau. Lac village is for those who are eager for taking part in various activites.
Staying in a homestay in Mai Chau
Trying a homestay accommodation in Lac and Poom Coong village will be a great experience. They're different from hotels and hostels in terms of architecture; and in addition, you can explore the housing culture of the locals.
Certainly tourists will get the surprise and excitement when entering the house-on-stilt totally made from natural materials.
Houses on stilts are usually built on the higher place than that of other peoples, the floor is usually two meters far from the ground, making us feel that the house is quite clean and airy. Normally, a house contains between 3 to 5 rooms, which is convenient for every daily activity of the family.
Under the floor there is place for vehicles and labour instruments. Thai women usually sit here weaving, raising domestic animals, etc. The central part of the house is for welcoming guests, taking a rest and eating.
All the parts of houses-on-stilts here are made from wood with thatched roof, the whole floor is paved with bamboo. Therefore, the weather gets cool in summer and warm in winter. Recently, for your convenience, some families replace thatched roof by tiled and corrugated iron roof.