Ben Tre is a small town but well looked after. It isn't a tourist town, but you can find shops in the market area of the town selling just about everything.
Ben Tre city itself is not really attractive. Staying in a hotel in the city center doesn't make much sense, better to opt for an homestay out of the city.
Nice riverside to stroll along and a couple of pagodas in town and an interesting market. The main reason for coming here is to cruise the small canals.
Word of warning. We booked a boat to do this at the public pier, despite us saying a couple of times that we wanted to go down just the canals the boat only took us up one side of the river and back down the other, not along one single canal. If you want to cruise the canals book through the local tourist office. Not so many tourists in this part of the world, locals are friendly.
ben tre has lots of outdoor activities for singles as well as couple or family. people are very friendly and nice to visitors
The small villages are worth exploring. Most roads are cemented with plants on both sides in villages.
Teeming with plant insect life. Nice for nature lovers and photographers. People are very friendly compared to Ho Chi Minh city. Did not observe much of a night life but there is life going on quietly in the small villages and its nice to how life goes on. Plenty of dogs harmless but be careful especially those afraid of dogs.
Ben Tre is a provincial city adjoining the Mekong that affords a perfect stepping stone stop-over for those who are travelling from HCMC and want to explore the Mekond delta.
I enjoyed the athmosphere there. It is not full of tourists. It is quite a big city but still kind of a countrylike-town.
People are very very friendly to tourists. Not too chaoslike traffic here. The only thing I was missing was that I would have liked to eat in a restaurant with a bit more european-style food but I did not find one. It has an easy access to the countryside where we loved to go biking and with scooters. If you do not need barlife or tourist attractions, this is just for you!
Vi var i BenTre lige op til fejringen af nytåret, så vores oplevelse af byen bærer selvfølgelig præg af det.
Vejen ved den nordlige bred af Mekong var ét stort blomsterhav på begge sider - især gule og orange blomster, det var et fantastisk syn, både om dagen og natten. Men her , som alle andre steder i Vietnam er der knallerter / motorcykler overalt, og virkelig overalt. Vi gik ind i den lokale markedshal, hvor der i stueplan blev solgt alle slags madvarer, grøntsager-blomster-kød m.m. og selv her indendørs kørte knallerterne ... På første sal, var der boder med tøj, hårpynt, sko m.m.så denne markedshal er absolut et besøg værd. vi var på flodtur, som måtte ændres lidt på grund af ekstremt lavvande. Efter et par timer steg vandet igen og det var imponerende at se, hvor hurtigt vandet steg. Området er også et fint område at cykle ture på egen hånd. Alt i alt et sted, hvor vi følte os både meget trygge og velkomne.
The locals are just amazing people: a family invited us to have lunch with them in their house, and a girl pay for us to try some local snacks when we ran out of small change to pay.
Ben Tre has a slow pace of life style which we loved, and it is not touristic at all. We met more nice people in the jungle, drink coconut juice directly taken from the tree and joined a local wedding.
A small Vietnamese town where tourists are a novelty. Its worth renting a bike and cycling round to explore.
This is not a developed tourist area but the people are friendly and it has a nice market, river and hinterland.
You can hire a bike or moped and explore the countryside. We went to the supermarket and became a centre of interest as many locals are curious of Westerners. They liked to see what we brought and enjoyed seeing us.