A vision in every season, Mai Chau is a highly recommended stop for all travellers taking Northern Vietnam holidays. During springtime, it is a lush, bright green, and just before the autumn rice harvest, it transforms into a golden hue. Travellers who visit Mai Chau during these times can count themselves lucky for the opportunity to witness these colours. Situated in a valley, Mai Chau is surrounded by tall cliffs and bright-green rice paddies that make it a sight to behold.
The beauty of this place is the reason why so many visitors stay much longer than planned. Various establishments in Mai Chau serve traditional Vietnamese fare, although nothing beats the family-style cooking. Rather than a bustling nightlife, visitors to Mai Chau can expect to be treated to some rice wine and a traditional dance performance. A variety of cultural activities are also in store including cultural walks and market tours.