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Mai Châu is a district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. The district is located at about 165 km from Ha Noi. The verdant mountainous scenery and tribal culture of Mai Châu attracts many visitors every year.

The Mai Châu area is well known for its stilt houses. The type of stilt houses, or pile dwellings, they construct are called Thai stilt houses and are made of bamboo and timber. These houses are elevated 10–12 feet off the ground in order to avoid water damage and shelter animals from the elements.

- Wikitravel

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