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Hiking and minority cultures in Mai Chau

Travel deep into Mai Chau and the surrounding highlands to visit the ethnic minorities who call this beautiful region home.

Mai Chau, a village in a valley of the northern highlands, offers visitors a fantastic opportunity to get closer to Vietnam's ethnic minorities. The region is home to Thai, Muong and Hmong peoples, each of whom has lived in these hills and preserved their own customs, beliefs and traditional costumes for countless generations.

Trekking from Mai Chau is the best way to discover these fascinating cultures, and you'll find yourself within easy walking distance of the Thai minority villages of Lac and Pon Coong, where you can peruse the local markets and enjoy traditional dance displays in the evening.

Longer treks will take you deeper into the highlands over several nights, allowing you to explore the surrounding highlands and less visited villages with a guide.




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Hiking and minority cultures in Mai Chau

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