Ben Tre is like a green island among the river world of the Mekong Delta, becoming an attractive tourist destination for those who like to explore the green space.
Brief information about Ben Tre tourism
Ben Tre is a province in the Mekong Delta, known as the hometown of Dong Khoi Revolution and also a land of coconuts. Ben Tre is located at the end of the Mekong River, so Ben Tre possesses a variety of canals and vast coconut gardens.
Apart from coconut trees, Ben Tre also has many orchards scattered in many districts, most of which are in Cho Lach and Chau Thanh. Going to Ben Tre, you should participate in ecotourism activities, stay at the local people, and enjoy the fresh air.
The area of Ben Tre province is not large, so it only takes 1-2 days to visit all the tourist spots in the region. Commonly, you should combine Tien Giang and Ben Tre tourism. It takes only about 2-3 weekend days.
Ben Tre - the land of coconuts
Best time to travel
You should take My Tho - Ben Tre tour in the summer (from June to August) because, at this time, the land of coconuts is most colorful due to the abundant tropical fruits such as mangosteen, durian, rambutan, longan, etc. Visitors will have an opportunity to admire the dreaming scenery and enjoy the delicious farm products as well.
Top attractions of Ben Tre
Phoenix islet has Dao Dua relic on an area of about 1,500m², currently preserved in the original architectural items built from the time of Dao Dua's patriarch Nguyen Thanh Nam, including the 9-dragon yard and Peace tower, etc.
There are various souvenirs, from colorful masks, picture frames, tricycle models to kitchen utensils like cups, bowls, spoons, etc. Most of them are made from coconut.
Vam Ho bird sanctuary
Located in My Hoa and Tan Xuan communes, Ba Tri district, it is home to nearly 500,000 storks, cauldrons and other wild bird species along with date palm forests and rich vegetation including guava trees, beans, soursop, water coconut, mangrove, and sea spinach, etc.
Vam Ho bird sanctuary
Visiting Vam Ho bird sanctuary, visitors can take a walk along the forest roads, explore the mangrove forest on boats, visit the resistance base, go through the bamboo bridges, lie on the hammock swinging under the canopy leaf forest, and breathe the fresh air of the Ba Lai river.
Cai Mon orchard
This orchard is famous for Cai Mon durian in Vinh Thanh commune, Cho Lach district. In here, every season has different types of fruits for travelers to enjoy. Cai Mon trade village annually supplies millions of seedlings of all kinds, such as durian, mangosteen, sweet mango, and small logan, etc.
Cai Mon is also home to many artisans who propagate and breed to create beautiful plants of images of a deer, dragon, or phoenix, etc. These products are sold in Thu Duc, Bien Hoa and exported to countries in Southeast Asia.
Turtle islet is located along the Tien river and 23 km from the center of Ben Tre city. It is one of the most famous destinations when mentioning Ben Tre because of the inviting water space and the sweet melody of Southern amateur music.
Coming to Turtle islet, you can live in a peaceful space and mild climate. Also, visitors can enjoy delicious fruits right at the gardens such as logan, orange, pomelo, etc., drink the honey tea and enjoy the amateur music recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity.
Sitting on boats floating in the water and watching the vibrant, green, and peaceful trees in the Southwest are those experiences that everyone wants to try once in their life. Turtle islet is undoubtedly one of the most definite marks left in your mind after leaving Ben Tre.
Where to enjoy Ben Tre specialties
Rice snail pancakes
- Flattened bananas: on the bank of Truc Giang lake, in front of Thi Xa hospital, Ben Tre.
- Pork skin spring rolls: Mrs. Hai's eatery on the side of Ben Tre market.
- Cake soup: At the foot of Ca Loc bridge, ward 8, Ben Tre.
- Freshwater crab porridge: The range of eateries on the way to Highway 60, Ben Tre city.
- Rice snail pancake: Lach market, Phu Da islet, Ben Tre.