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The picturesque little province of Ben Tre was always one ferry beyond the tourist traffic of My Tho and consequently developed at a more languid pace, although new bridges connecting Ben Tre with My Tho and Tra Vinh funnelled more visitors into the area. The town’s sleepy waterfront, lined with ageing villas, is easy to explore on foot, as is the rustic settlement across the bridge to the south of the centre. This is also a good place to arrange boat trips in the area, particularly for those wanting to escape the tour-bus bustle. Plus, the riverside promenade and the narrow lanes on both sides of the river are ideal for two-wheeled exploration.

Best time to visit

Temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year; 25 – 28C. The variations are purely in rainfall. The dry season usually starts towards the end of October and lasts until May. The rains then set in and that can lead to mass flooding. The rain generally falls as heavy, but short, showers during the afternoon. October to January has emerged as the top tourism period though people wanting fewer crowds should go off-season; it will be cheaper as well though Vietnam remains fairly inexpensive anyway.

Check the below table for the general idea of Ben Tre weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.7 25.2 20.9
Feb 31.8 25.9 21.7
Mar 33.5 28.1 24.2
Apr 34.1 29.4 26
May 34.9 30 26.4
Jun 33.2 28.3 25.1
Jul 32.3 27.8 24.8
Aug 32.7 27.9 24.9
Sep 32.1 27.7 24.6
Oct 32.3 27.7 24.7
Nov 32.4 27.9 24.8
Dec 31.4 27.1 23.4

Ben Tre’s current weather and 7-day forecast


Here are top things to do in Ben Tre:

Tuyen Linh Temple

It’s exciting that Tuyen Linh Temple in 1861 was built from bamboo and in close proximity to Tan Huong Channel. During the wartime, the temple was attacked and heavily bombed. In 1907, the monk of Le Khanh Hoa was appointed to become the head of the temple. In 1930, he renamed it into “Tuyen Linh”. As for the temple’s architecture and design, it looks quite special, even though its space is small, so it attracts many visitors to it. Both of the architecture and historic events revolving around Tuyen Linh Temple make it a deserving place to explore when you have a trip to Ben Tre.

Cai Mon Orchards

Situated on the bank of Tien Giang River in Tien Thuy Village, Vinh Thanh Commune, Cho Lach District, Ben Tre Province, the orchards of Cai Mon are viewed as the fruit basket of southern Vietnam. It’s awesome to move through narrow paths of green trees at two sides inside the orchards while witnessing heavy succulent fruits hanging above. Not only are the kinds of fruits there are sold in markets through Vietnam, but they are also exported to plenty of Asian countries. How unbelievable! A visit to Cai Mon is the chance to taste the most luscious fruits in the Mekong Delta.

Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary

Just 52 kilometers from the center of Ben Tre and 120 kilometers to the south of Ho Chi Minh City, Vam Ho Sanctuary is the home of flora species, such as water coconut, mangrove, dates, reeds, and Avicenna. Also, it’s easy to find different animals, some of which are birds from unique species; interestingly, there are up to 500,000 storks in the region. To see the best landscape of storks in Vam Ho, you are recommended to go there from April to October when they produce and raise their young. Apart from that, they never fail to please you by their dances and sounds which seemingly create the song of the wildlife.

Coconut handicraft villages

If you are a fan of handmade products, coconut handicraft villages are definitely where you must visit. Ben Tre is the home of coconuts, so it’s inevitable that the locals take advantage of their smartness to create exquisite items, e.g. animal statuettes and human face statuettes.

Coconut fudge is known as the best specialty of this land. You will never forget its aroma and texture after you have given it a try. Where to find the products from coconut are Chau Thanh District (Phoenix Islet, Turtle Islet, and An Hoa Commune), and Giong Tom District.

Dai Dien Ancient House

Located in Dai Dien Commune, Thanh Phu District, Dai Dien Ancient House is a large residence of the Huynh clan. Many years have gone by, but this house still represents the character of the plains and prosperity of a wealthy landlord. Concerning the house’s design, it’s spacious and consists of 48 columns of precious wood, e.g. ironwood. More fascinatingly, the columns were carved with ancient sophisticated characters. In the worship room, the most impressive thing is a pair of vermillion lacquered and gilded wood panels. The roofs look prominent thanks to images of chickens, crabs, rice bundles, and shepherds riding buffalos.

Revolutionary Museum

The museum was built and designed with the yellow exterior, and it looks like a villa in the French architectural style. One interesting thing is that there is a wide assortment of rusty weapons and war stuff – a few bombs, guns, and an aircraft inside the museum. Also, some interesting photos will enable you to understand more about the wartime in Vietnam as well as the Vietnam’s revolutionary struggle.

Here are some of our suggestions:

Forever Green Resort

4 star resort known as Coconut Village will be a perfect stop for most objects by the spacious space with lots of trees, outdoor swimming pool.

Mango Home Riverside

10 km from the center of the city, this 3 star resort has a very romantic and peaceful view of the Ben Tre River. Mango Home Riverside is a medium-sized hotel (550k / person). But not enough to please tourists, thanks to the environment friendly Ben Tre river. nice swimming pool.

Jardin Du Mekong Homestay

Situated on the banks of the Song Doc River, Cho Lach, this homestay is suitable for visitors who really want to enjoy themselves in the heart of the West. Just look at how to decorate rooms with Southern and surrounding “home garden” is just relax right! Room rates in USD, range $ 61 / room but stay 3, 4 people.

Banana Dam Near Truc Giang Lake

This dish is simply banana bean and grilled charcoal with coconut milk. This dish is not a full-bodied banana, but rather a banana between the two cutting boards. The deliciousness of this dish is hot baked banana is served with hot coconut milk. The restaurant is from midday until late afternoon but usually ends early. If you want to eat, then get out early, eat right at the new restaurant.

Cake Soup Cracked

This dish is a specialty of the western specialty made from rice flour, often dressed with duck meat ginger sauce. The reason is called sliced bread sliced to make bread flour soup people will use rice flour, kneaded according to individual recipes of each person. Often, it is difficult to find a place to sell because they usually carry the burden, only local people know the journey, but you can ask any local people.

Grapefruit Master Tea

Located in Nguyen Hue street near Dong Khoi Kindergarten, selling from the evening. Although many places to sell tea in Ho Chi Minh City but can not find a good place to do as here. Sweet tea, long fiber and especially only 10k / glass only.

Broken Rice

Surely you do not know what rice is but specialty. If you have the opportunity to visit Ben Tre, you have to try this. Com Tam here is better than in Saigon. Ban rice in Ben bamboo is real rice, meaning cooking from the plate should be difficult to cook than the normal rice we eat. The meat is usually roasted pork, sliced thin, so thin that you can see through the other, in addition to chicken ram, small rind, fried egg quarters, cucumber, tomatoes, pickles… Both make a sticky rice and eye catching enough nutrition. Places sell in many places in the province, most of them are delicious. One option for this dish is Tieu Chi Rice near the Industrial and Commercial Bank, or the back yard. The pool is sold in the morning.

Get in

By boat

There is a ferry from Vinh Long Province to the northwestern part of the island. Again you may want to hire some sort of transport to cover the remaining distance to Ben Tre town. There is also Bus 8 from the ferry pier to Ben Tre. It seems frequent, costs about 25,000 dong for a 2-hr trip. You will need a taxi (moto ~ 20,000 dong for 10-min ride). Pay attention when arriving in Ben Tre as the bus goes to the outer bus station. Best is to stop at the roundabout after the two big bridges and Mat Kinh Dien Bien Phu optic shop and take a motorbike taxi (20,000 dong) to the town centre.

By bus

Direct minibus services from Ho Chi Minh City are to be found at Cholon and Mien Tay bus station.

Bus from Mien Tay: 49,000 dong, 1½ hr, air con, first bus around 06:30

A bridge connects the city to My Tho so the bus ride is direct, without a ferry. On arrival at the bus station in Ben Tre, a very welcoming man with good English will try to get you to his guesthouse by showing books and stuff. In fact, the ride there takes you back where your bus came from, halfway to My Tho, about 10 km from Ben Tre. Make sure to get from the Ben Tre bus station into the town of Ben Tre, not elsewhere.

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Get around

The town stretches along the river, so a bicycle or a motorbike are the best way to get around.

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