Bến Tre ([ˀɓɜːn˦ˀ˥ ʈɛ˧˥] listen) is the capital city of Bến Tre Province, in the Mekong Delta area of southern Vietnam. The city covers an area of 65.75 km (25.39 sq mi) and has a population of 143,639 as of 2009. Bến Tre is 85 kilometres (53 mi) south-east of Ho Chi Minh City and is connected to the surrounding provinces by the Rạch Miễu Bridge. Nearly destroyed by Allied bombing, it played a significant role in the Vietnam War. Reports of the assault and resulting civilian casualties called into question the war aims of the United States.
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5 based on 40 reviews
I had an amazing experience spending the day in DinHo's boat tour of Ben Tre. We started travelling down some of the larger rivers within the Mekong, before visiting some coconut and coconut candy factories. We then moved further into the smaller rivers of the...MoreThanks a lot for joining us on that day, Max Gold and your friend! DinHo
4 based on 48 reviews
Took a tour along the Mekong and the Ben Tre River to see jungle and coconuts. Coconut processing is universal here and it's interesting to see the fibrous husks stripped and the fibre spead out to dry, with the shell going on for further processing to get the flesh out, grind the shells and so on.
Interesting too to see the juice being heated over a gas burner to make candy - it's delicious.
Lunch was at a tiny homestead restaurant a 10 minute walk from the river, and was very good. Quite delicious. Followed by a rowboat ride along a very jungly branch of the Ben Tre river and then back to the hotel. Highlights the importance of the river as transport and a means of getting from A to B.
5 based on 5 reviews
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Our tour guide Daisy Dung was a terrific, university educated and energetic young Vietnamese woman who spoke great English. We saw all of the major sites and markets at our leisure and with no rush. We had a fantastic lunch at a very local restaurant we where the only tourist their and the place was very busy. Daisy recommended an terrific spa that she uses personally and oh my it was off the charts relaxing and ridiculously inexpensive for an hour with a fresh cucumber face wrap. Our driver Mr Long was safe, courteous and kept the AC on and ready for us at every pickup.
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4 based on 7 reviews
It's included in the boat tour package. So we get to eat "free" traditional fruits. Then get to enjoy them singing some traditional songs with traditional instruments. They kind of expecting you to give tips to them afterward though. At least it's a nice experience so I don't mind.
5 based on 3 reviews
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We had a great private tour around the small canals near Ben Tre. Our guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about local history. His insights were really interesting.
Reasonably priced and absolutely no sales pressure in any of the businesses we visited on land along the way. A lovely afternoon.
4 based on 10 reviews
First off let me say that all such tours, regardless of the company running them, are the exact same.
Hundreds of tourists, in different groups, follow one another from market stall to restaurants to more tourist attractions.
The sanitation and level of interest of the Mekong Delta are non existent : you will witness poverty, working children and a very hard sell for any old tat made in China but sold everywhere as Vietnamese.
I witnessed two things that bewildered me : 1. a Vietnamese version of the song "if you are happy and you know it clap your hands", sung by groups of tourists ! If you are this desperate for entertainment you need not travel to Vietnam, visit a psychologist 2. very poor animal welfare (on Ben Tre island the main attraction appeared to be carts pulled by ponies who were visibly suffering under the heat and were being whipped along the way). Poverty is no excuse for any abuse; even more disturbing were the hoards of tourists who sat in these carts, oblivious to the reality surrounding them.
Scooters whiz by even on the Islands ! Not in the least relaxing.
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