Ban Lac (Lac Village)- An Interesting Destination on the Tourist Map of Hoa Binh

Ban Lac (Lac Village) in Mai Chau district has long become an attractive destination for those who want to stay away from the noise of town, wants to return to the simple life in the peaceful and liberal highland.
Ban Lac (Lac Village)- An Interesting Destination on the Tourist Map of Hoa Binh
Mai Chau is full of green of trees and tender rice
Being a resort in Mai Chau mountainous District, Hoa Binh, Ban Lac is about 140 km from Hanoi, is the appropriate place for groups of friends to go for a picnic to discover the lifestyle of the black Thai in the highland. From Hanoi, it takes visitors about 3 hours to reach Mai Chau by car. Ban Lac is like a gift of the mountains dedicating people who love peace, tranquility to immerse in the spacious space which is full of green of Hoa Binh mountains.

Ban Lac (Lac Village)- An Interesting Destination on the Tourist Map of Hoa Binh
The entrance to Lac Village
The road connecting the town of Mai Chau to Lac village is Cun slope which is 12km long, steep, winding and is a challenge of the riders. The higher the travelers get, the more majestic, more romantic scenery they will see in their eyes. Standing on a mountain slope and looking down and sometimes, the “sea” of white clouds eclipses the underneath view make you pleasantly surprised. Coming to Thung Nhuoi Pass, you can see the beautiful Mai Chau district, a lovely valley with stilt houses emitting thin white blue smokes in middle of the space on the high pass. Continuing the journey, Ban Lac gradually comes into view in the green color of the tender rice in the valley.

Ban Lac (Lac Village)- An Interesting Destination on the Tourist Map of Hoa Binh
The green of tender rice in Ban Lac has a magical attraction
Having lived here for over 700 years, residents of Ban Lac are mostly black Thais living from generation to generation with the main jobs are to plant rice on terraces and weave brocades. Currently, Ban Lac has more than 20 spacious, airy homestay accommodations server to the needs of tourists. Stilt houses in Ban Lac are all tall, spacious, clean, and maintain the ancient architectural style. Each service house is equipped with blankets, mattresses, pillows which is neatly folded and clean.

Ban Lac (Lac Village)- An Interesting Destination on the Tourist Map of Hoa Binh
Apart from resting, visitors can also enjoy the traditional dances of local ethnicsin service stilt houses
Wandering through the village, you will not see any local people to solicit travelers to purchase their products. Items like scarves, tutu of Thai ethnic , lovely wallets, bows, crossbows, flute, buffalo wooden bell, gongs, horns... are sold at doorstep, you can try, photograph without fearing to be noticed or complained, even when you do no buy, the host would not be upset.

Ban Lac (Lac Village)- An Interesting Destination on the Tourist Map of Hoa Binh
Renting bikes and taking a trip around the village is also a good idea
It costs only 10,000-15,000 VND/ time to contract for a dress, you can transform into young Mong girls and boys or gentle Thai girls. In Thai dresses, you can hardly walk hurriedly; instead, you should walk step by step with slow, deliberate and flexible rhythm around the village and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere to feel the life of the ethnic people .


Ban Lac (Lac Village)- An Interesting Destination on the Tourist Map of Hoa Binh
Renting the traditional costume and embodying a ethnic girl is an unforgettable experience
At the beginning of Ban Lac, there is a large area which may be used to organize activities of living, group exchanges like camping, karaoke contest. At night, visitors will be immersed in the cultural space of the Thai tradition, make campfire, interact with villagers and practice bamboo dancing, or dance Thai xòe.

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