What to do in mai chau?

Mai Chau is a wonderful destination for those who love nature, culture, and tranquility. With its breathtaking landscapes, peaceful rural areas, and unique White Thai ethnic culture, there are many fascinating things to discover here. In this article, let’s explore the exciting activities you can experience in Mai Chau. What to do in Mai Chau? We’ll discover it together with Meadow Mai Chau Homestay.

Cycling or walking through rice fields and Thai ethnic villages

Cycling through rice fields and Thai ethnic villages in Mai Chau

Mai Chau is a perfect destination for cycling and trekking enthusiasts. Here, you’ll find a stunning valley with mostly flat terrain, interconnected by small roads that link the villages, and there is hardly any vehicular traffic. You’ll discover a breathtaking landscape with lush rice fields surrounded by towering mountains and the charming villages of the White Thai ethnic minority, known for their distinctive stilt houses. This combination makes it an ideal place for both cycling and trekking to explore Mai Châu Valley to perfection.

Lac village - Mai Chau
Lac village

We have created a cycling or walking route on Google map, The route passes through tourist villages such as Lac village, Nhot village, Pom Coong village…, and it also passes through beautiful rice fields, through points where you can get beautiful photos, and easily walk or cycle.

View Google Map route

Conquer 1200 steps of Chieu cave

1200 steps of Chieu cave
1200 steps of Chieu cave


Chieu Cave is a popular tourist destination in Mai Chau. The distance from Meadow Mai Chau Homestay to the entrance for ascending to Chieu Cave is approximately 2 kilometers.

To reach Chieu Cave, you must climb 1200 stone steps, which requires good physical fitness. Once you conquer them, you’ll be rewarded with the magnificent beauty of this large and stunning cave, providing panoramic views of Mai Chau from a high vantage point.

When visiting, it’s advisable to bring non-slip shoes and mosquito repellent. Parking at the entrance is free, and the entrance fee for one person is 10,000 VND.

Chieu Cave on Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/HD7xpVj8KisEYvCK8

Read more: Chieu Cave – Conquer 1200 Stone Steps and Explore the Mysteries

Bathing in Go Lao waterfall, watching Ba Khan lake, panoramic Mai Chau on Thung Khe pass

Go Lao Waterfall
Go Lao Waterfall
Ba Khan Lake
Ba Khan Lake with more than 45 large and small islands
panoramic view of Mai Chau
View point Mai Chau at Thung Khe Pass

Taking a refreshing dip in Go Lao Waterfall, admiring the beauty of Ba Khan Lake, and enjoying a panoramic view of Mai Chau from Thung Khe Pass are the must-visit attractions you shouldn’t miss when traveling to Mai Chau.

We have created a circular route to explore these attractions, which you can traverse by motorcycle or car. This route has received excellent feedback from many travelers who found it to be a fantastic experience after completing their exploration.

View Google Map route

From Meadow Mai Chau Homestay, the total distance of the route is 59 kilometers. When embarking on this journey, remember to bring your swimsuit for a waterfall dip. Some sections of the road can be a bit challenging with uphill and downhill stretches. If you’re new to riding a motorcycle, it’s advisable to consider our guided local tour or book a tour  transportation to ensure a smoother experience.

Bathing in Bo Am hot spring, Tat Nang waterfall

Bo Am hot spring
Bo Am hot spring

The next thing you should do in Mai Chau is to visit the Bo Am natural hot springs. It’s a stunning location with naturally flowing hot springs where you can immerse yourself for a truly relaxing experience. Nearby, you’ll also find the beautiful Tat Nang Waterfall, so you can combine a trip to both places for an even more memorable adventure. About 25 km from Meadow Mai Chau Homestay, to get here you can go by motorbike or car.

Ticket price: 30,000 VND

Bo Am hot spring on Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/9qNYffrejFWz1CMs8

Tat Nang waterfall on Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/eFE11DTADdvi8njq5

Tat Nang waterfall
Tat Nang waterfall

Explore Pu Luong

Thing to do in Mai Chau you can enjoy is exploring Pu Luong during the day. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach Pu Luong from Mai Chau. Pu Luong is vast and offers numerous tourist attractions; however, these spots are often quite distant from each other. We have carefully selected the most beautiful and recommended spots based on feedback from visitors at Meadow Mai Chau Homestay to suggest to you.

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1. Kho Muong village

Kho Mương

Kho Muong village is nestled within a breathtaking valley, surrounded by imposing hills and lush green rice fields. To reach this village, you must descend quite steeply, as it’s inaccessible by car. Instead, you’ll have to trek downhill along a narrow but incredibly scenic path. This path offers you the chance to marvel at the grandeur of the mountains and the beauty of the surrounding forests. If you’re skilled at riding a motorcycle, you may also consider riding one down to the village.


2. Doi Cave (Kho Muong Cave)

Doi cave Kho Muong
Doi cave Kho Muong

Hang Doi is located within the Kho Muong village, and it’s a remarkably large and beautiful cave. The pathway leading to the cave is suitable for sightseeing, passing through picturesque rice fields and offering views of majestic rocky hills. The entrance fee is 10,000 VND.


3. Don Village

Pu Luong

Don Village is a renowned tourist destination in Pu Luong, known for its numerous homestays and a steady influx of tourists. The village is particularly famous for its stunning terraced fields. Exploring the village on foot or by motorcycle is a fantastic way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, making it an excellent choice for sightseeing.


4. Hieu Waterfall

Hieu Waterfall

Hieu Waterfall is a wonderful spot for bathing and immersing yourself in the crystal-clear, pure natural water. The water flows down from the mountains and is refreshingly cool. If you arrive by car, you’ll need to park it and then walk approximately 800 meters to reach the waterfall area. Alternatively, if you’re on a motorbike, you can ride up, although it can be quite challenging, especially in rainy conditions. There’s no entrance fee here, but if you park your car, you’ll only need to pay 10,000 VND for a motorbike.


5. Water wheels 

water wheel
Water wheels

The water wheels lining both sides of the stream have evolved into a captivating element of the local Thai culture. These water wheels are not merely agricultural tools for the highland region; they have also become a unique attraction for tourists visiting Pu Luong. You can easily ride a motorbike or car here, then walk about 100m to reach the waterwheel area, ticket is 10,000VND


You can refer to Meadow Mai Chau Homestay’s full day Pu Luong tour, or you just need a car to take you to visit places in Pu Luong or contact us.

Thank you! Wishing you a fantastic journey filled with unforgettable memories. If you need any more information or assistance, don’t hesitate to ask!

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