Best time to visit Mai Chau

11-Mar-2019

When is the best time to travel to Mai Chau? A question that many people are concerned when planning a Mai Chau travel. Our article below will help you answer all your questions to prepare for your memorable Mai Chau Tours.

Isolated Mai Chau and the nearby villages are in a valley around 139km from Hanoi and only 150 metres above sea level. Nestled between two towering cliffs and surrounded by emerald green paddies, it is an enchanting sight as you approach down the windy cliff side road and the villages and surrounding countryside present an idyllic rural scene that could easily charm you into staying longer than intended.

Mai Chau

Mai Chau has 12 relics, including 5 relics recognized by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism: Hang Khoai (Xam Khoe), Hang Lang, Chieu Cave (Mai Chau town), Mo Luong Cave (Chieng Chau).

In addition, Mai Chau is also home to the treasure of folk music of the Thai, Mong ethnic groups through festivals such as Cha Chieng, Cau Mua, Gau Tao ... Centers of Community tourism such as Lac Village, Poom Coong Village, Van Village... Setting foot in Mai Chau Valley you will have plenty of time to discover the unique culture, admire natural beauties and taste mouth-watering cuisine.

Best time to visit Mai Chau

In general, the climate in Mai Chau is temperate and pleasant year-round thanks to the mountainous area. However, according to the experiences of many tourists, you should go to Mai Chau in the season of ripening rice or green rice fields when paddies create a picturesque spectacle all over the place.

Visit Mai Chau in January, February, November & December

At this period of time, the weather in Mai Chau is just like other destinations in Northern Vietnam, which is very cold and drizzly. Besides, the temperature in Mai Chau can down to less than 16 degrees Celsius in winter. Remember to bring with your jacket, hat, gloves to always keep your body warm. However, at the beginning of spring, you will have a chance to contemplate the beautiful spectacles of peach blossom blooming.

Mai Chau

Visit Mai Chau in March, April, May, September, October

The period from March to May & September to October seems to be the best time to travel to Mai Chau. At this period, the temperature is just around 18 - 25°C, offering you the best condition to discover around and enjoy your trip. Moreover, March is the blooming season of Ban - a typical flower of the mountainous areas in northern Vietnam, which will cover Mai Chau mountains in a pure white as snow.

Visit Mai Chau in June, July, August

In this period, the temperature is quite high, about 25 - 35°C, there might be rain sometimes. So, if you go to Mai Chau in this season, you should bring along sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, umbrellas, raincoats, etc. Excursion Vietnam recommends you to bring special shoes for walking or climbing to easily hike up the hills, along with insect repellent to prevent you from mosquitos and other mountainous bugs.

Actually, You can visit Mai Chau on any season, but it is best to go to at the end of winter and early of spring. On summer months, Mai Chau got many different beauties, but it is really tired to travel under the sun’s heat.

Mai Chau

Tradition Festivals in Mai Chau

  • Festival of Sen Ban, Sen Muong (Thai people), time: August in the lunar calendar.
  • Cau Mua Festival or Praying for Rain Festival (Thai people), time: April in the lunar calendar.
  • Cong Chieng Festival (Muong ethnic group), time: On Spring days & Vietnamese New Year
  • Long Tong Festival (Tay ethnic group), time: from 5th to 15th of January in the lunar calendar.

Hopefully, this article will help you answer the questions about the best time to visit Mai Chau.

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