Stilt houses border both sides of the roads. The houses are quite large with palm-leaf roofs and polished bamboo-slat floors. The kitchen is located in the center of the house and is in many ways the most important room, used for weaving the colorful tho cam - the material used by the Thai people to make their clothes - as well as for cooking. The windows are large and decorated with patterns. Each house also has a pond to breed fish.
The weekly Sunday market brings a lot of people into town. People from the various minorities living in the mountains come to Mai Chau market to sell their products, such as honey, bananas, corn, and tho cam made by skilled Thai women. The Sunday market is also the place where you can enjoy delicious Thai dishes and participate in traditional dances.
Mai ChauMai Chau also serves as a base for trekking tours to the surrounding villages, which offer overnight homestays in the traditional houses of the H'Mong and Thai people.
Hoa Binh is a mountainous province located in the north of Vietnam. It is bordered by Son La to the west, Ha Nam and Ninh Binh to the east, Phu Tho and Ha Tay to the north, and Thanh Hoa to the south. The province is home to six minority groups, each with its own language, traditional literature and festivals. Check out: www.vietnamluxetravel.com
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