Pa Co Market

Mai Chau

This interesting weekly market, 30km northwest of Mai Chau, makes for a fine excursion. The back section has a small but high-quality section of batiks and embroideries made by the local Black Hmong people. The market is in Xi Linh, 500m south of the main Hoa Binh–Son La highway; turn off opposite the petrol station.

On the way back to town, pop into Mai Chau's own Sunday market.

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1. Mai Chau Market

12.45 MILES

Mai Chau's main central market spills out onto the surrounding streets every Sunday morning.

2. Muong Cultural Museum

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