Only 140 kilometers away from Hanoi, is part of the mountainous North-West region of Vietnam. This ideal destination for escaping from the city's hustle and bustle. Mai Chau is a valley where local people cultivate wet rice. The valley is really beautiful during the rice season. There are two crops per year. The Spring- Summer crop starts in February and ends in early June. The Summer- Autumn crop starts in late June and ends in early October. The fields are lush green from March to May and from July to September. The ripening seasons when Mai Chau turns into a golden valley are May- June and September- October.