Hoa Binh, 70 km southwest of Hanoi, is home to many
hill-tribe people such as the Muong, the Dao and the Thai. Close to Hoa
Binh is Mai Chau, a typical Thai village with its farms and huts spread
out over the large green valley. Tourists will have opportunities to see
these ethnic minority groups in their daily activities and will be
greeted with their attractive and clean stilt houses. In Hoa Binh,
tourists can find the biggest hydroelectric power plant in Vietnam,
which is created by a dam on the Da River.