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     Ben Tre

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Ben Tre


Ben Tre is a province that lies in the lowest part of the Mekong River basin. Ben Tre, about 85 km south of Ho Chi Minh City ( former Saigon), borders on Tien Giang to the North, Cuu Long to the west and the East Sea to the east
Ben Tre is made up of seven districts with Chau Thanh being the main city, surrounded by many islands that are covered in coconut trees. Ben Tre is known throughout Vietnam for its masses of coconut palms, and during the war the coconut oil was used as a valuable substitute for kerosene. This are is relatively untouched by tourism as the People's Committee doesn't have a monopoly on the boat tour bussiness, so the prices of the services here remained low. Even the tourist office has trouble communicating but the people of Ben Tre to be exceedingly friendly and the countryside is beautiful.
Ben tre is famouse for coconut candy( keo dua). Many local woman work in a small factories making coconut sweets and bring them to the market for sales.
In the market,there is also a daily fresh produce market that is extremely colorful and worth visiting. Due to the limited exposure to tourism, Ben Tre can leave you with a purely cultural experience.
 
Information
Internet access:
There?re some internet cafe? in Hung Vuong str., and Tran Quoc Toan str., 
or at the Main Office in 3/1 Dong Khoi str
 
Bank: Incombank, 42 Nguyen Dinh Chieu str., Tel: 822 507
 
Sights
Vien Minh Pogoda
Truc Giang Lake

Con Phung:
 Arriving Con PHung, you willhave a chance to see ancient buildings of architectural repute, as well as many orchards. This sight is in Chau Thanh district that is 85 km from Ho Chi Minh ( Saigon)

Vam Ho Bird Ground:
It is situated in My Hoa commune, Ba Tri district, about 120 km from Ho Chi Minh City.
Relics of the People's concerted Uprising:
Dinh Thuy commune, Mo Cay district,105 km from Ho Chi Minh City, is the cradle of the people's concerted uprising against the US - backed Saigon administration.
Tomb of patriotic poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu:
It is at An Duc commune, Ba Tri district, 125 km from Ho Chi Minh City.

Con Phung (Hillock of the Coconut Religion) :
Con Phung is located in Tan Thach Village of the Chau Thanh District, near the Rach Mieu Ferry between My Tho and Ben Tre on Highway No. 60.
It is situated on an island emerging from the middle of the Tien River, and has an area of 28 ha. Visitors can see original architectural works of the site of the holy land of the Coconut Religion. In Con Phung there is also a handicraft village producing furniture with materials taken from the coconut tree, and families raising bees for honey from the longan flower. The product is sold on the spot to visitors.
 
Restaurants
Nam Son , Tel: 40-42 Phan Ngoc Tong, Tel: 822 873
Ben Tre Floating Restaurant

Seafood
Quan Dang, Add: 1 Tan Ke str., Tel: 829 889
Thuy San, Add: 210 Dong Khoi., Tel: 825 548
 
Getting there and around
Bentre is an island province so you must cross the Mekong river to reach it.
There?s a ferry from My Tho to Bentre but if you go by mortobike, it?s faster than a car or bus.
There?re some daily  bus from Ho Chi Minh ? Ben Tre but it hasn?t have the schedule.
 
Phoenix Island
Phenix island is a few kilomertes from My Tho.
 
Nguyen Dinh Chieu temple
This temple is in Ba Tri district, 30 km from Ben Tre. This is very charming temple and wonderful for photography.
 
Birth Sanctuary
San Chim Vam Ho is 38km east of Ben Tre town. We can have this trip by Speed boat that take 2 hours.





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