One of the best weekend excursions you can take from Hanoi is to Mai Chau. This area is special because you stay in very comfortable lodging next to rice paddies and close to authentic ethnic minority villages of the Thai people. You really feel like you’re stepping back into a simpler era and that’s what makes it truly special. I really enjoyed the tranquility and peaceful vibes even if it can be touristy at times. I highly recommend it. You also don’t really need a tourguide. Just take a bus there from Hanoi and explore yourself.
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By: Kyle Le