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Ben Tre what to do? Top 4 things to do in Ben Tre Vietnam for your trip

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Ben Tre is famous for its serene rural landscape, charming villages and traditional crafts such as coconut candy making
Ben Tre is a province located in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. It is known for its picturesque landscapes, abundant coconut groves and waterways. There are many things to do in Ben Tre, Vietnam. The province is often nicknamed the “Coconut Land” due to its vast coconut plantations. Ben Tre is also famous for its serene rural landscape, charming villages and traditional crafts such as coconut candy making. The region is a tourist destination seeking an authentic experience of Vietnamese rural life and exploring the Mekong Delta's complex network of rivers and canals.
So, Ben Tre what to do? Please check out this article with the top 4 things to do in Ben Tre.
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Things to do in Ben Tre

1.When to travel to Ben Tre

Ben Tre is located in the South West region, with a warm and sunny climate all year round. Visitors can visit any season of the year, but the ideal time is during the summer months of June, July and August. This is the time when you can both admire the colorful picture of nature and taste fruits. Freshly picked straight from the tree like mangosteen, durian, rambutan…
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Ben Tre Vietnam

2.How to get to Ben Tre

Ben Tre is 90km from Sai Gon, 40km from Cai Be, 100km from Can Tho… The roads to get there are very good even if the villagers are buying their scooters more and more. The construction of bridges on the arms of the Mekong easily connects Ben Tre to neighboring provinces: Can Tho, Tra Vinh, Tien Giang…
Price:
  • Saigon (Quan 5) to Ben Tre (90,000 VNĐ - 2h)
  • Can Tho (Nguyen Van Linh Street) to Ben Tre (67,000 VND - 2.3h)
Website: vexere.com for reservation

3. Things to do and see in Ben Tre

3.1 Taste “bánh phồng” Sơn Đốc

Starting from Ben Tre town, follow provincial road 887 for about 20 kilometers, and you will discover a craft village that locals always call "bánh phồng Son Doc craft village" - a specialty of Ben Tre or a “Ben Tre food” magnificent.
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Banh Phong Son Doc

This craft village is located in Hung Nhuong commune, Giong Trom district, Ben Tre province. It has existed for over 100 years and is famous not only in the province, but also throughout the Mekong Delta region and even the whole country. In 2001, Bánh Phồng Son Doc began to reach many consumers and tourists, contributing to the development of business and production.
Initially, Banh Phong Son Doc was only produced during the Tet holiday, as people believe it was essential for entertaining guests at their home during this time. However, it is its fatty, crunchy, sweet and fragrant taste that has made locals increasingly fond of this product. Thus, Banh Phong Son Doc gradually became more and more popular, becoming an essential specialty mentioned throughout the Hung Nhuong countryside.

3.2 Visit the Nguyen Dinh Chieu Mausoleum

The Nguyen Dinh Chieu Mausoleum Relics Site is nestled in An Duc commune, Ba Tri district, Ben Tre province. For a long time, it has established itself as a spiritual tourist destination, a source of pride for the inhabitants of Ben Tre. This mausoleum honors the patriotic poet, an exemplary figure as a devoted teacher, virtuous doctor, and talented man with a big heart.
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Nguyen Dinh Chieu Mausoleum

This majestic architectural complex extends over an area of more than 1.5 hectares, restored in 2000, including the old mausoleum erected in 1972. The ensemble includes a gate with three entrances, a stele house, a renovated temple, an ancient temple, as well as a burial site. Visiting the tomb is one of the things to do in Ben Tre, which tourists want to travel more.
The three-entrance gate of the mausoleum adopts the traditional architectural style of Vietnamese communal houses and pagodas. Two superimposed boat-shaped roofs, clad in red Yin-Yang tiles, adorn the structure, while floral reliefs and straight lines enrich its facade.
  • Address: An Đức, Ba Tri, Ben Tre
  • The price of entry: Free

3.3 Visit Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary

Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary is a unique ecosystem area, typical of the coastal mangrove forests of the Mekong Delta, with high biological value and potential for ecotourism development.
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Vam Ho

Traveling towards Ben Tre, arriving at Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary, you will experience canoeing through the lush green forests filled with birdsong. Visit the resistance base, cross rickety bamboo bridges, lie in a swinging hammock under forest foliage, and breathe in the fresh air of the Ba Lai River.

It is rare to find a place as wild, as beautiful, with as many birds and aquatic products as here. Currently, this place has more than 120 species of rare birds like storks, egrets, gongs, gray herons, white ibises, teals... and many species of wild animals like pythons, snakes , squirrels, weasels, bats, monitor lizards...:
  • Address: Tan My, Ba Tri, Ben Tre
  • Price of entry: Free

3.4 Discover the coconut garden and fruit garden

Ben Tre is located in the South West region with a temperate climate, hot and humid all year round. Currently, there are more than 70,000 hectares of Ben Tre coconut forests, mainly along the major rivers that flow through the province. The imposing coconut groves create a unique beauty of the land of coconuts compared to other western provinces.
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Coconut garden

Currently, Ben Tre province has more than 200,000 coconut-producing households, which represents approximately 2/3 of the total population of the province. If this is the first time you have the opportunity to discover Ben Tre, you will certainly be surprised to see coconuts growing everywhere. The most beautiful are the rows of coconut trees that stretch and wind along the cool green river in Bau Doi commune, Hung Nhuong, Giong Trom.
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Fruit garden

Currently, Ben Tre has about 30 popular coco bons bons varieties such as: green Siamese coconut candy, red Siamese coconut candy, etc. In addition to the natural area, people also maintain and beautify to form model coconut forests of Ben Tre, serving tourism and tourism activities.
Here you can go to the coconut candy production facilities for a taste. This is one of Ben Tre's specialties.

4. Accommodation in Ben Tre

Diversified and affordable, the Ben Tre hotel offer offers travelers a vast selection of top hotels. Additionally, Ben Tre is renowned for its luxury Ben Tre resort complexes, which offer visitors an experience of top five-star Ben Tre hotels as well as a discovery of local specialties. Year after year, these exceptional establishments attract hundreds, even thousands of visitors, all unanimous regarding the quality of the service and the fairness of the prices charged. Whether you prefer a room with a view of the river or the coconut groves, you can choose from our suggestions below.
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Ben Tre Riverside Resort

Top Hotels in Ben Tre:
  • Diamond Stars Ben Tre Hotel (from 1,370,000 VND)
  • Ben Tre Riverside Resort (from 1,593,000 VND)
  • Viet Uc Hotel (from 1,082,000 VND)
  • Homestay Nam Ham Luong (from 725,000 VND)
  • Sunny Bungalow 2 (from 425,000 VND)

5. Conclusion

Thanks to the previous article, you now have all the keys in hand to plan your Ben Tre Tour. We have made sure to provide you with exhaustive information to allow you to have a most meaningful and enriching travel experience.
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