Ban Lac in Mai Chau, Hoa Binh has long become an attractive destination for those who want to keep away from noise of city and enjoy simple life at a peaceful mountainous area.
About 140 kilimeters from Hanoi, Ban Lac is the appropriate place for group of friends to go picnic as well as discover lifestyle of a popular ethnic in Mai Chau -Thai Den people. Taking about 3 hours by car from Hanoi, Ban Lac known as a gift of Natural Mother giving for visitors who love peace, tranquility of Mai Chau. From Hoa Binh town to Ban Lac, tourists have to overcome a long ramp about 12 kilometers called “Doc Cun”. Doc Cun is quite winding and dangerous, however, the more high up, the more beautiful scenery you will see. Continue going Thung Nhuoi pass, from the high up on the pass, you can see a fantastic Mai Chau district, a lovely valley with stilts, mountians covered by mist,…
Ban Lac mainly is home of Thai Den ethnic group; their traditional jobs are rice cultivation and weaving. Currently, there are over 20 homestays in Ban Lac to meeting the needs of tourists. Most of homestays are clean, spacious and equipped with blankets, pillows.
Walking around the village, visitors can finds many shops where sell hand-made products such as scarves, traditional clothes of Thai people, wallets, horns and so on. If you do not want to buy clothes, you can rent a dress with the price of 15.000-20.000VND to feel clearly the life in highland or even to take a photo. During dinner, tourists have an opportunity to enjoy some dishes only having in mountainous areas like Ga Doi (made by chickens living in the hill), biter bamboo shoots or special sticky rice.
Ban Lac also has a spacious area to holding festival of Ethnic in Mai Chau, campfire or singing competition. At night, travellers will be immersed in the cultural space of Thai people, participated in exciting activities such as bamboo dancing, cat & mouse game, spinning tops, etc.
In recent year, Ban Lac is no longer a unfamiliar name to tourists. There are more and more tourists come here just to enjoy peaceful life after hard-working days. For those who are planning visiting Mai Chau, Hoa binh can read some tips for your Mai Chau trips to have a perfect holiday.