Mai Chau is located about 150 km west of Ha Noi Center in the mountainous Northwest Province of Hoa Binh. The town of Mai Chau is surrounded by mountain as high as 1200 meters. This Valley endowed with excellent weather and agriculture conditions for the cultivation of rice. Rice is the town main industry and consumed locally and sold at the market national wide.
In addition to rice, Ethnic minorities make Mai chau a popular tourism destination for foreigners and Vietnamese. These minorities, White Thai, H’mong and others are hill tribes have amazing techniques throughout their culture for mountainous geography . For example, the unique stilt house architecture, distinct food preparation and knowledge of nature around them.