Ben Tre is situated in the Mekong Delta region in the south of Vietnam. It’s bordered by Tien Giang in the North, Tra Vinh in the South, and Vinh Long in the West. From the south of Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can smoothly reach this tourist destination within only 85km. Known as “an evergreen land of coconut”, Ben Tre is ideal for the eco tours of days and nights.
An Overview of Ben Tre Tourist Destination
For decades, Ben Tre and My Tho have been divided by Tien River. Passengers were employed the ferries to pass the river until Rach Mieu Bridge was built in 2009. Being a proud land during the war as “the cradle of communist”, Ben Tre is usually praised for its various historical sites. Know that the main economy of this province is agriculture, fishing along the coast, and more especially is the stable income from coconuts – the symbol of this land. The coconut tree trunk is for making houses; the leaves are for cooking; the coconut trees are for making handicraft objects; and the flesh of the coconut is for producing oil. Also evaluating coconut milk and water coconut! Hence, it’s not a big surprise when many tourists who are on day tours to Ben Tre eagerly buy an array of souvenirs made by coconut materials before heading back to their home. Carrying delicious tastes, coconut candies have gained fame in both domestic and offshore areas.
The coconut products of Ben Tre seem to be most authentic because the soils here are very advantageous for the development of this symbolized tree. Besides coconut, this evergreen land is also famous for a wide range of fresh fruits like durians, mango, bananas, sugar canes, etc. Hence, it’s sure that your day tours to this friendly destination give you chances to savor various fine fruits. Anybody that loves nature and countryside finds it peaceful to spend their single day off touring from Saigon to My Tho and then Ben Tre. And if you have more time to rest, simply enjoy a homestay to experience how the Ben Tre people live. All things are valued with simplicity.
How Can Ben Tre Please The Tourists?
During your Ben Tre tour packages, please experience all or just some of these activities in your bucket such as enjoying a boat trip on Tien River, trying the horse cart, contemplating the floating fishing village, learning how to create coconut candy, rowing a little boat in a small river’s branch, etc.
Your Ben Tre Mekong Tour should not miss the names of these tourist attractions for some good reasons. Let us list them out for you: Phung Island (also called Coconut Monk Island), the rice paper cake villages of Giong Trom District where the finest cakes are made on a daily basis, Tuyen Linh Pagoda (a national historic and cultural relic), and the coconut handicraft villages – the homeland of various unique handicraft products from daily life objects to animal statues. In regards to coconut candy or the specialty of Ben Tre, the tourists can easily spot it in Con Phung, Con Quy, An Hoa, and Giong Trom Districts. Everybody can directly buy the delicious candy during their green tours.
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