Ben Tre is like a green island between the four sides of the Mekong River and becomes an attractive tourist destination for those who love to explore green space. Ben Tre has many famous attractions such as Tan Quy Islet, Phung Islet, Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary, fruit garden tourism.
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 Ben Tre owns many canals, and immense 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. Coming to Ben Tre, you should participate in ecotourism activities, stay at the family of local people, enjoy the fresh air.
The area of Ben Tre Province is not large, so it only takes 1 day or 2 days for you to visit all the tourist destinations in the province. Normally, you should combine Tien Giang and Ben Tre tourism. Time could be going 2 or 3 weekends.
Going to Ben Tre in any season is beautiful?
It is recommended to go in the summer (June, July, August) because at that time, Coconut land is most colorful because of tropical fruits such as mangosteen, durian, rambutan, longan ... in the season, visitors have just been rewarded scene spoiled for delicious.
HOW TO GO TO TRE?
From Saigon to Ben Tre about 1h30 minutes to 2h drive by car. Take the highway for about 1:30 minutes. Tourists can rent a car or buy tickets from a number of bus companies to Ben Tre from Saigon at the western bus station.
MOVE TO BEN TRE
- Cars: A good option if you go in groups. Prices range from 800k-1tr500k / 8h. There are some carriers will surcharges weekends or surcharges run over the specified number of kilometers so be careful!
- Motorbike: Can be rented at the hotel or motel you stay. Prices range from 100k-150k / day.
RENT OF HOTELS AND HOTELS
Forever Green Resort
The famous 4-star resort in the whole of Coconut land will be a perfect stop for almost everyone because of its spacious space with lots of leafy trees, outdoor pool.
Mango Home Riverside
10 km from the city center, this 3-star resort covers the views of the Ben Tre River extremely romantic and peaceful.
Mango Home is listed as a mid-range hotel (about 550k / person), Mango Home Riverside is fully capable to please visitors, thanks to the friendly environment of Ben Tre river and no shortage of water. Good pool.
Jardin du Mekong Homestay
Quietly located along Song Doc, Cho Lach, this homestay is extremely suitable for travelers who really want to enjoy the West. Just looking at the Southern room layout and surrounding "home-grown" grounds is easy to relax!
Room rates in USD, about $ 61 / room but in 3, 4 people cheating!
GOOD BAMBOO TREES CANNOT BE IGNORED
Ban Dam is near Truc Giang lake
This dish is simply crushed and grilled bananas served with coconut milk. This dish is not a whole banana and then sticky on the outside, but simply a banana between 2 cutting boards for it to flatten out. The delicacy of this dish is just baked hot banana is served with hot coconut milk. The shop runs from noon until afternoon but usually runs out early. If you want to eat, take advantage of the early hours, you must eat at the new restaurant delicious.
Bread dough soup
This dish is a Western specialty made from rice flour, thick paste, often cooked with duck meat dipped in ginger fish sauce. The reason is called banh canh chopped because to make banh canh banh people will use rice flour, molded according to their own recipe. It is often difficult to find a place to sell because the sisters often carry it, only the locals know the journey, but you can ask any locals.
CHE BUOI THAY TON
Located on Nguyen Hue Street near Dong Khoi Kindergarten, sold from the evening of the temple. Although eating many tea selling locations in Ho Chi Minh City, it is impossible to find a delicious place like here. Medium sweet tea, chewy tea and especially only 10k / cup only.
Many of you probably don't know what broken rice is but a specialty. If you have the opportunity to visit Ben Tre, you must try this dish. Broken rice is better here in Saigon. Broken rice in Ben Tre is real broken rice, which means that it is harder to cook than normal rice we eat. The meat is usually grilled pork, thinly sliced, so thin that you can see through the other side, in addition to shredded chicken breast, fried quail eggs, cucumber, tomato, cabbage ... both make an eye-catching and nutritious plate of rice. Locations sell in many parts of the province, most of them delicious. An option for this dish is Com Tam Chi near the Industrial and Commercial Bank, or the shop behind the Pool that sells in the morning.
WHAT TO PLAY IN BEN TRE
Con Phung resort
Con Phung has the Dua Dua relic on an area of about 1,500m², currently preserved the status quo of architectural items built from the time of Dua Dua's master Nguyen Thanh Nam: yard of 9 dragons; Peace Tower (multiplication of the tower) - where Mr. Dao Dua teaches sermons and spreads the religion, the tower has a strange architecture with dragon and phoenix sculptures carved with fragments of dishes and bowls. ; a big peak. Nguyen Thanh Nam self-proclaimed "The Land of Peace", advocating to bring peace from all religions, living by fruits (not eating other products).
There are many souvenirs: from red-blue masks, picture frames, tricycles, to kitchen utensils such as cups, bowls, spoons, spoons ... mostly made from coconut.
Vam Ho bird sanctuary
Located in the communes of My Hoa and Tan Xuan, Ba Tri district, is home to nearly 500,000 storks and cauldron and other wild birds, along with date forests and rich vegetation of guava trees , soa, bean, custard apple, coconut juice, mangrove, pistachio, dates, holly, sea spinach ...
Visiting Vam Ho bird sanctuary, visitors can take a forest walk, canoe weaving in the mangrove forest, visit the resistance base area, go through the bamboo bridges, lean back on the swinging swing under the canopy forest leaves, breathe the fresh air of Ba Lai river.
FRUIT JEWELRY GARDEN
Famous for Cai Mon durian in Vinh Thanh commune, Cho Lach district. Come here every season there are fruits to eat. Cai Mon trade village also supplies the market with millions of seedlings of all kinds such as durian, mangosteen, sand mango, longan, bonbon and citrus.
Cai Mon is also home to many artisans, propagating the philosophy of branches, creating ornamental plants and bundles of deer, deer, dragon, phoenix ... very beautiful. Products are sold in Thu Duc, Bien Hoa ... and exported to countries in Southeast Asia.
Located along Tien river and 23km from Ben Tre city center is Con Quy. This is one of the most famous destinations when it comes to Ben Tre because of the charming river space and the sweet folk songs of the Southern region. Coming to Con Quy, you are living in a peaceful space without any signs of urbanization and extremely mild climate. In addition, visitors can also enjoy extremely delicious fruits right at the longan gardens, orange orchards, grapefruit gardens, etc. recognize as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity.
Sitting on boats floating on the river watching the rich, green and peaceful trees in the West is one of the experiences that everyone wants to try once in their life. Con Quy is undoubtedly one of the most powerful imprints left in your mind after leaving Ben Tre.
WHAT TO BUY ABOUT GIFT?
Referring to Ben Tre people immediately think of specialty coconut candy, sweet and fragrant taste is fragrant. This dish is extremely easy to find so you can buy it anywhere along the way.
Milk rice Papper
The softness of the batter and durian flavor characteristic of this specialty will please the recipient of the gift!
Coconut specialties are very cute! This coconut wine is a cool aromatic mixture of coconut and sticky wine.
SMALL NOTE BEFORE TRAVELING TO BEN TRE
Like many other big cities, Ben Tre has enough ATMs to serve tourists, don't bring too much cash.
If you do not take the tour but go on your own, when taking a ferry or boat to go to the dunes, you should go with tourists to save a part of the cost.
According to Thanh Huong (Wiki Travel)