Ben Tre - is a beautiful town with much less tourism than My Tho. The advantage is that there is less crowds on the waters and a boat trip is also cheaper. The roads are spotless, the pavements are paved and smooth and there is little waste - even on the market. If you have to watch your budget, Ben Tre is a much better option than My Tho.
It is a pleasant enough place, with the charm of a small town. This makes it an exceptional place for those who have enough time to slowly discover the Delta.
The environment you sail through is one of the most beautiful in the Mekong.
Ben Tre is still an off the beaten track destination for tourists. It is still not often visited.
The area around Ben Tre is famous not only for its fruit trees, but also for its coconut candy
"keo dua". Many local women work in small factories making these candies to earn their money. They spend their days cooking a sticky coconut in boilers. They pour this out and cut it
the green stuff in squares. You can plan a visit to one of the factories. You will get a short demonstration, after which the tourists quickly
is headed in the direction of the (souvenir) shop. Critics say the women working here don't even have the skills.
You can easily rent a bicycle in Ben Tre to discover the beautiful surroundings. The unpaved country roads along the water of the Mekong exude a rustic Vietnamese atmosphere.
Cycling in the Mekong Delta