Ben Tre is a small town with a sleepy waterfront in the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam.
While nearby areas developed rapidly as tourism in the Mekong Delta region has increased over the last few decades, Ben Tre has retrained much of the charming, laissez-faire life style that first drew travelers the fertile delta. Rustic villas line the waterfront, and its markets are famous for the coconut candy called keo dua that is produced locally. There are a number of shops that produce the keo dua candies, and visiting them to watch the workers create them by hand is a visual and culinary treat.
Boat tours through the Mekong Delta are by far the biggest draw to the town, and numerous boats launch from the docks daily.
Ben Tre and the Mekong Delta and River are the easiest to explore during the dry season that runs between December and April. Temperatures begin to rise steadily in May, and the mercury continues to climb through November. The afternoon showers that are common during this time of year bring a welcome respite to the high daytime temperatures.
Ben Tre is the administrative seat and capital of Ben Tre Province. Our guests typically reach the area in a private vehicle traveling from nearby Ho Chi Minh City.
The rustic atmosphere, and wonderful candies, found in Ben Tre make it a wonderfully relaxing destination. The river cruises through the Mekong River and Delta are delightful, and should not be missed while on a luxury tour of Vietnam.
Appropriate Attire :
Western-style clothing is fine to wear in town, but if you’re going on a river cruise, it’s best to dress in clothing that you don’t mind getting wet.