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What to do in Ben Tre

Sophia Doe - Nov 11, 2019

Ben Tre, known as ‘The land of Coconut’ is in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, a place where the wild beauty is maintained with a clean ecological environment, suitables for people who love ecotourism and fruit orchards. There are many things to do in Ben Tre, but let’s discover the top 6 things to do in Ben Tre for visitors. 

Visit Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary 

Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary is only 30km far away from the city center. This place is one of the most popular things to go in Ben Tre. 

Coming to Vam Ho, visitors can immerse themselves in the peaceful nature with more than 84 different birds, wild trees and many other species by walking around the forest road, weaving through the mangrove forests by canoe. The atmosphere here is totally different than in the busy city, cool, fresh and very pleasant. 

Vam-Ho-Bird-Sanctuary

Address: Tan My, Ba Tri District, Ben Tre 

Visit Cai Mon fruit orchard

Cai Mon fruit orchard is very famous and an attractive destination for visitors who comes to Ben Tre. Here, visitors will have unforgettable memories as they can enjoy all kinds of delicious fruits including mango, dragon fruit, longan, grapefruit, coconut, durian, etc and discover unique cuisine of the Southwest region. There is no wonder that visit Cai Mon fruit orchard is in the top 6 things to do in Ben Tre list. 

Before going home, do not forget to buy some fruits for your family or your friends as a gift because the fruit here is very cheap. You can come here any time in the year, but the most ideal time to visit Cai Mon fruit orchard is from May to July as this is the ripe season. 

Cai-Mon-fruit-orchard

Address: Vinh Thanh Ward, Cho Lach District, Ben Tre. 

Visit Con Quy

Con Quy is located along Tien River and 23km from the city center. For people who love peaceful and fresh country air, Con Quy is a great choice. Visitors can sit on boats floating on the river immersing in the relaxing place, eat delicious fruits and enjoy soothing melody of Southern amateur music which is recognized as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

Many other interesting experiences visitors can enjoy such as visit traditional craft village,  horse-drawn carriage sightseeing, appreciate Southern dishes made from in house ingredients. 

con-quy

Address: Con Quy, Chau Thanh, Ben Tre

Visit coconut candy factories 

Ben Tre is the home of coconuts, therefore visit coconut candy factory is a must. Visitors can learn about the process of making coconut candy as well as the lifestyle and culture of locals who live here and get a livelihood by making tasty candies. 

Visitors can taste candies right after it had been made, hot and delicious. Do not forget to bring some candies home as a gift for your beloved. 

coconut-candy-factories

Address: Thanh Bach Coconut Candy Factory - My Thach An, Ben Tre 

Coconut Candies handmade factory - Tan Thach, Chau Thanh, Ben Tre 

Have boat trips 

One of the most unforgettable things to do in Ben Tre is having boat trips to go along the river and visit floating markets. Visitors can arrange the boat on their own through homestay or hotel, or book a trip online. The price depends on the boat types, a small one is approximately 300.000VND for one person for three hours tour. 

boat-trips

Visitors can use a boat to go around and discover the many attractions of Ben Tre such as Con Long, Con Lan, Con Quy, Con Phung, orchards, fruit gardens, etc. 

Visit Cho Lach ornamental flower village 

Cho Lach ornamental flower village is only 35km from Ben Tre city center. This place has many beautiful pots of different ornamental flowers and bonsai trees which are meticulously shaped and cared for. 

Especially on the days near the New Year, this village looks like a colourful picture with seductive scent. On these days, Cho Lach ornamental flower village becomes a major tourist attraction of Ben Tre, welcoming thousands of both domestic and international visitors to see flowers, take photos and buy some pots to decorate their houses. 

cho-lach-flower-market-ben-tre

Address: An Thach, Long Thoi, Cho Lach, Ben Tre 

We hope this top 6 things to do in Ben Tre list can help you to discover Ben Tre deeply and fully.

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