Lingering around Mai Chau, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Lingering around Mai Chau, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Lingering around Mai Chau, Vietnam, Southeast Asia


Just 139 kilometers from the concrete jungle of Hanoi is picturesque Mai Chau where you can meet the ethnic minority tribe of the White Thai. In fact, you can be a temporarily local by doing a homestay with a family.

My homestay was in the White Thai village of Ban Lac. If there is a place in Vietnam you could linger for a while this is the place. Located in a lush, rural valley, Mai Chau looks like a place time forgot. I stayed in a traditional and very rustic thatched roof stilt house which was about 10-12 feet off the ground. Locals build their homes that way for two reasons: flooding and to shelter animals.

This rustic setting did come with some scenic views since the entire village is surrounded by beautiful rice paddies. I captured this typical rural scene in Mai Chau while bike riding around the village.

Rustic ambience and simple living...my soul could linger here for a while.

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