Ben Tre is a province in the Mekong Delta, known as the homeland of Cach Mang Dong Khoi and also the land of Coconut. Ben Tre is located at the end of the Mekong River so there are many canals and coconut gardens. In addition to Coconuts, Ben Tre also has many orchards scattered in many districts, most of which are concentrated in Cho Lach and Chau Thanh districts.
Ben Tre is 87km from Ho Chi Minh City, about 2 hours by car. You will easily buy tickets from big companies like Phuong Trang at the Western bus station. Remember to call ahead and book on time!
From the North or the Central want to go to Ben Tre, you take a direct flight to Ho Chi Minh City or Can Tho and depart for Ben Tre. Coming to Ben Tre, you should rent a motorbike at hotels to visit and explore this beautiful city.
Should season to Ben Tre?
Coming to Ben Tre every season is beautiful, but if you come in the summer months (6, 7, 8), it will be extremely interesting to see fruitful and colorful fruit gardens such as mangosteen, durian, Rambutan in 2 districts Cho Lach and Chau Thanh.
What to visit when coming to Ben Tre
Ben Tre is famous for its dunes, fruit-laden orchards. The places you should not miss when coming here are Thoi Son islet, enjoying fruits and traditional music, how to make coconut candy; Phung alcohol, learn about Coconutism, the history of Mr. Coconut. Con Quy in Chau Thanh district has many delicious fruits and shrimp. If you still have time in Ben Tre, you should visit Cai Mon orchard in Cho Lach district and Tien Long and Tan Phu areas of Chau Thanh district. Cho Lach flower village and Nguyen Dinh Chieu memorial area are located 2km from the center of town.
What is the special festival of Ben Tre?
Ben Tre has two major festivals: Phu Le Festival and Nghinh Ong festival. The feast of Phu Le took place twice: Ky Yen ceremony on the 18th, the 19th day of the third lunar month to pray for favorable rain and wind and Cau Bong ceremony on the 9th and the 10th of the first lunar month for good crops. And Nghinh Ong Festival is a popular festival of coastal villages of Vietnam, in Ben Tre reward held annually on the 16th of the sixth lunar month.
Hotel and local cuisine
Ben Tre city has now been recognized as a class III city, so it has developed quite strongly and so you can rest assured that there are many hotels for you to easily choose when coming here, hotels like Ham Luong and Viet Australia 3 stars, Ben Tre Riverside Resort and Forever Green Resort 4 stars, Oasis and Hung Vuong 2 stars. Remember to make a reservation before coming to make sure there is room available.
Ben Tre has specialties that are not everywhere like Lac Hong dumplings soup, coconut palm weevil, rice brain pancakes, Pate noodles, coconut mice or snacks such as banana, grapefruit and teacher Ton Ton are items you can easily find in markets or food courts.
What to buy as gifts from Ben Tre?
Ben Tre is famous for its coconut specialties, so you can buy coconut products as gifts for your loved ones such as coconut candy, coconut oil, coconut soap, handicrafts ... Or items like My Cage rice paper , Son Doc puff pastry, and do not forget the special fruits here: durian, mangosteen, mango sand, bon bon, milky breast, green grapefruit.
Things to note
Ben Tre weather always cool all year round so you can view the outfits as you like, note go in the rainy season (April 5-10) should bring anti-mosquito cream, though, shoe anti slip slightly.