Ban Lac village- authenticity and hospitality even though it is for visitors – Review of Mai Chau- Ban L’ac Day Tours, Mai Chau, Vietnam – Tripadvisor

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Tan N

Hong Kong, China

1325

NEVER forget that experiences

This is a diary of our trip to Mai Chau. I and my friends caught a motorbike taxi from home to bus station. The bus picked up some more people. We was on national high way number 6th. From Hanoi to Hoa Binh, the road was quite good. Passing by Hoa Binh, we was driving up and down the mountain. Finally, after 3,5 hours we saw Mai Chau a small town known for its natural beauty.

WE got off the bus at Mai Chau town. A couple of motorbike taxi driver invited me to Lac village with 20,000d. I just smiles and said “No thanks” to them. I made a phone call to a homestay’ s owner whom We would be staying with them in Lac 2 village. 10 mininutes later, I got a pick up to the village. I took a short rest before having lunch.

The first impression was warm hospitality from the local people by offering me some tea as well as a warm smile. The house We stayed in has several long tables with chairs beneath the rooms where I sat down together and had lunch with them. Our room had a bamboo slatted floor, our mattress was 1/2 an inch think, our pillow a small cushion but it did have a mosquito net for the bed .This is after all, a home stay. I was offer so much good food but I couldn’t eat them all. In the afternoon, It took me 2 hours to walk myself to some villages nearby.I saw a brick factory where people were working very hard, some children herding water buffalo which made me think of best memories in my child hood, people carrying woods on their shoulder basket, some tourists cycling along the path. My last visit was Lac 1 village one where I saw a lot of tranditional clothes on the side of the road.

Getting back to the house, I had a chat with local people. It was such an interesting chat we had. They told me how to recozgnized white Thai and Black Thai, how the locals built house on stilt and how responsible travel developed in Mai Chau. After having a shower, I had a nice dinner.

Then walking around, I saw Thuan Hoa humanity centre which is a small one with a few handicaps. I talked to ower of a centre who was the locals here. She said that she built this center in order to creat job oppotunities for the disabled in Mai Chau. Most of the disabled were from poor families and couldn’t afford to live. They made tranditional clothes to be sold in Hanoi.She emphasized “the most difficult thing is to find customers.. They do marketing for us”. I took a look around her centre and her house as well. It was a nice house. I heard music somewhere so I asked her. She said that there would be tranditional dance in the house next door.

I was so excited so I said goodbye to her and thanked to her explaination. I went to other house to watch the performance which I really enjoyed it. They did a couple of styles from different ethnic groups. I was invited to join their dances together with other tourists in the house. At the end of the show, I drunk “Can” wine all togethers. And then We lit the camp fire at that nigh and got some music to dance.

I slept very comfortablely at the best of times.

The next morning, I had a nice breaksfast of fresh eggs, fresh baguettes, sweet jam and coffee. After breakfast, I rode a bike to the local market. I saw meat, fish, vegetables, clothes everything was under this roof. My gosh it was sooo hot. The idea was to go before it was too hot but it was already really hot.

When we returned to the house I had farewell lunch with the locals, settle my drink bills before saying goodbye to them. I enjoyed our drive back by local bus through the country.

It was a lifetime experience. I went back to nature.

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This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor thành viên and not of TripAdvisor LLC .NguyenLuyen

Hanoi, Vietnam

2427

Unforgettable experiencesPeople are very friendly there. Escape from the bustle and hustle of city, you will be immersed into a very fresh atmosphere with ranges of mountain. In the afternoon, you can explore the daily life of ethnic people by biking. It definitely will be an unforgettable experience for you .

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This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor thành viên and not of TripAdvisor LLC .Bryan T

Hochiminh

2330

Lovely place to explore

Treking or biking are available for your own adventure. It is amazing and more than our expectation. The local Thai ethnic people here are friendly .

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This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor thành viên and not of TripAdvisor LLC .EmmaEmmaJ

Auckland Central, New Zealand

54

Friendly and pleasant .Did a private tour here, and my girlfriend loved the village. The atmosphere here was excellent, really clean and full of local culture. Furthermore, the locals here were really friendly and helpful, we did a few hours tried to weave the local clothes here and had a total mess 🙂

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This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor thành viên and not of TripAdvisor LLC .Longvissoft

Hanoi, Vietnam

44

Mai Hich in the Beauty

Mai Hich is a small village located in South West of Mai Chau district. It’s about 13 km far away from the central downtown of the district. It neighbours the other 2 wards of Quan Hoa district, ThanhHoa province, in which 96% local people belong to White Thai race (an ethic minority group in Vietnam) living along the Xia stream, in primary forests and palm hills.
Unlike Ban Lac – a well-known tourist destination, Mai Hich is a new tourist village, a harmony combination between human being and the nature. Whenever you come here, all your stresses, frustrations or anxieties of the busy life seem to be forgotten as you become immersed in gorgeous landscapes of jungles, the peaceful beauty of the countryside culture.

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