Ben Tre is a coastal province in the Mekong Delta of Southern Vietnam, connected by a bridge to the busy market town of My Tho, with its waterways and native flora and fauna is to the east.
How to get there?It’s very easy to get there by bus. You should come to Mien Tay Bus Station to catch a bus from there. There are many transports services selling tickets directly from Ho Chi Minh city to Ben Tre city. Or you can book a private car from travel agents.
What to do in Ben Tre?Coming to Ben Tre, you should visit Ecotourism spots, where there are many activities to help you explore the beauty of the region, as well as interact with the local people.
Where to stay?There are a few established hotels in the Ben Tre downtown area, such as Hung Vong and the Ham Luong tourist hotel. And while a homestay sounds attractive, here the best choice in accommodations is out of downtown in a modern hotel run by a New Zealanders and his family: the Oasis. This place get rave reviews and has become a reason in itself to visit the area.
What to see?As is the case through much of Mekong delta, boat tours are the centerpiece of a visit to Ben Tre. Starting around 8:30 AM, the tour uses the boat more for transport to different land-based stops than for waterborne sightseeing. You will stop at a brick factory where women load up handcarts of red colored bricks from stacks taller than them. And then proceed to coconut candy factory to learn how it made.