Hoa Binh is a lush, north-western mountainous province in Vietnam, 74 kilometres away from Hanoi. Tourists come here can have a chance to explore the distinct cultures of the colourful hill-tribe people who live here, the Muong, Kinh, Thai, Tay, Dzao, Hmong and Hoa people.
Come to Hoa Binh, tourists can swim and have a relax time at Kim Boi hot springs, about 30 kilometres from Hoa Binh town; visit Thuong Tien nature reserve, the home of many rare animals; explore Hoa Binh Museum, an interesting collection of war memorabilia including an amphibious vehicle left behind by the French…
The most attraction in Hoa Binh province is Mai Chau, a remote place 60 kilometres further west of Hoa Binh town. Motocycle tours along the precarious yet picturesque mountain passes are an exciting way to explore the beautiful countryside. Hoa Binh means 'peace' and indeed this is one of the most peaceful and pleasant areas you'll find in Vietnam.
With vast green rice paddies and rows of traditional houses on stilts, Mai Chau is Hoa Binh's most idyllic district. One night homestay in the traditional houses on stilts of the Thai people to enjoy a peek into the daily life of a hill-tribe family and folk dancing or gong music shows in the evening will be a highlight of your tour. The houses are hand-crafted with a local hard wood and palm-leaf thatch roofing. Mai Chau has a Sunday market, which brings tribes-people from the surrounding hills to sell their wares including their signature tho cam embroidered fabrics and agricultural products