Located in Mai Chau District, about 150km west of Hanoi, Lac Village is the one of the main attractions in Mai Chau Valley. Lac Village is the typical village of Thai communities with traditional stilt house facing stretching green rice fields.
Thai stilt house are built on stilts 1.5m above the ground, having bamboo floors and roofs made from Goi or May leaves. Each house has a 2-storey structure, the first floor for keeping livestock and the second floor is the family’s living space. But nowadays, the first floor is arranged into a souvenir shop selling traditional brocade products such as cloths, bags, purses, cloth balls and more.
Trekking around the village is one of the interesting thing to do where you can enjoy the idyllic everyday life of the ethnic people here.
You can find at Lac Village a fairly large range of cheaper options for homestay. This is one activity you can save up money and at the same time, interact with local Thai family.
Sleeping condition will be the exact same as that of the host family. Futon, blanket, mosquito net and fan will be prepared. Toilet and shower are up to western standards.
Homestaying at a local stilt house, you’ll have chance to watch traditional dances and singing performed by the villagers. It’s an absolute must-do activity in Mai Chau.