Mai Chau
The Essential
Mai Chau, a pioneer in opening up the north-west to tourism in the 1990s, is the main town in the valley and like its surrounding villages has preserved its attractive houses and has been spared the blight of concrete, even though car parks have been created for visitors. White Thai women here still excel in weaving, as witnessed by girls at work on their spinning wheels. Their work is on sale at very reasonable prices in the village of Lac.

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