Top 10 ideal tourist destinations in Ben Tre
Ben Tre province is located in the middle of the river region of the Southwest region. Only 2 hours by car from Ho Chi Minh City, just arriving at the foot of Rach Mieu bridge, visitors will immediately see a vast green coconut forest. In addition to Coconut, Ben Tre also has many fruit orchards scattered in many districts, of which the most concentrated are in the two districts of Cho Lach and Chau Thanh. Coming to Dong Khoi hometown, you will participate in ecotourism activities, stay with local families, and enjoy fresh air.
Cai Mon fruit garden
Cai Mon is located in Cho Lach district, Ben Tre province, a year-round freshwater area with orchards laden with famous fruits such as mangosteen, durian,… Visitors can not only see the garden with their own eyes. fruit-bearing trees, but you can also pick them by hand and enjoy the fresh fruit on the spot. The garden owner “offers” food to customers on the spot and calculates the fee per kilogram when brought home. In particular, like the eco-tourism areas on the islands, Cho Lach gardeners also serve specialties of Ben Tre countryside, such as free-range chicken porridge, mussel porridge, and Con Phu Da rice snail pancakes. ,.
Besides, in Cai Mon there is also a bonsai making site for tourists to visit. Cho Lach ornamental flower village is among the famous flower villages in the Southwest region, compared to Da Lat in the river region with all the blooming flowers that will delight visitors.
Phan Thanh Gian Temple
In Ba Tri district, Ben Tre, in addition to Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s tomb in Ba Tri town, down the coast there is also the tomb of great mandarin Phan Thanh Gian in Bao Thanh commune.
Phan Thanh Gian is the first doctorate in Cochinchina. He committed suicide after the three western provinces under his control fell into the hands of the French invaders. There are many conflicting opinions about him selling the country to the enemy. However, he was later exonerated and a memorial mausoleum was built. His memorial grave is currently located in Bao Thanh commune, Ba Tri district, his hometown.
The temple was inaugurated in 2004. In front of the temple is a tomb area with fences, an altar, and a cement yard with a solemn gate. At the temple, there is a full-body bronze statue of Mr. Phan Thanh Gian (2.1 m high) that has been restored and rebuilt, and was moved to the temple’s inauguration ceremony after a long time in the center of Ben Tre city. Coming to Phan Thanh Gian temple, visitors have the opportunity to light a stick of incense and listen to the story of the controversial life of this mandarin who was unjustly sentenced for hundreds of years.
Nguyen Dinh Chieu mausoleum and memorial house
Nguyen Dinh Chieu was a blind patriotic poet during the French colonial period. Although he was not born in Ben Tre, most of his life and artistic work were focused on this land. When he was alive, he considered this as his second homeland and the coconut people also loved him as a respected old father. The mausoleum and memorial house of poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu are located at the place where he died, in An Duc commune, Ba Tri district.
Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s temple was established with the desire to become a place for future generations to return to, learn about the hero who once entered poetry, glorifying the country and from there learn for the future. Entering the temple gate, tourist groups will be welcomed at the guest house on the left. From the temple gate to the stele house, there is a large yard with many elaborately decorated ornamental trees, a place for visitors to rest and admire the overall scenery here. The circular temple with 3 roofs symbolizes Mr. Do Chieu’s three professions: teaching, medicine and poet. The bottom floor of the temple area is the exhibition hall, which displays the artifacts left behind by him as well as introducing his life and poetic career. Behind the current temple area is the old church and his tomb. All are built in traditional architecture, in harmony with the peaceful village scenery around the temple area.
Visitors who have the opportunity to come to Ben Tre should visit the temple of Nguyen Dinh Chieu to burn incense secretly next to his mausoleum, so that the heroic example can illuminate the heart to guide the future.
Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary
Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary is located in Ba Tri district, Ben Tre province. Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary is a unique ecosystem, typical of coastal mangrove forests at the Mekong estuary, with high biological value and potential for ecotourism development. According to statistics, Vam Ho bird sanctuary has a very large species diversity; The most numerous are white storks, small storks, egrets, gray herons…; The lower bushes are the world of hoes, cypresses, oobo…; At the bottom is the habitat of wild animals such as bats, weasels, snakes, squirrels, pythons…
If you are lucky enough to arrive at the turn of the day, you can see the amazing scene of flocks of birds flying in search of food or returning to their nests. Not only can you watch birds, coming here, you can also walk through the forest, canoe through the mangroves, visit the resistance base, cross loose bamboo bridges, and lie down on a hammock. swinging. After enjoying the exciting Southern natural space, visitors can enjoy rustic dishes from shrimp, fish, turtles… just caught from the pond.
Con Quy is located along the Tien River, between Tan Thach and Quoi Son communes, Chau Thanh district, Ben Tre province. At Quy Islet, everything is wild and innocent, as if no human hands had touched it.
Coming to Con Quy, visitors will enjoy a charming river space. Sitting on the yacht, visitors will be taken to tourist destinations on the island such as: Hong Van, Con Quy, Tan Con Quy,… While enjoying the fresh, green air of the West, visitors enjoy fruits. Specialty plants in the garden, drink a cup of fragrant honey tea and enjoy Southern amateur music. Following the green roads lined with fruit trees, you will come to handicraft workshops, coconut candy factories, see each step with your own eyes and buy gifts for relatives and friends. The end of the tour will be a rustic meal with riverside dishes such as sour snakehead fish soup, braised fish,… seasoned by the hands of coconut women.
Con Bung Beach
Located about 70 km from Ben Tre city, Bang Islet belongs to Thanh Hai commune, Thanh Phu district. Coming to Con Bung, visitors feel comfortable and peaceful because the scenery here is still very wild, the indigenous people are friendly, hospitable, wholeheartedly serving in a “profit-for-profit” way.
Con Bang beach is famous for its snail road and natural swimming pools. The Oc Viet road was created by mother nature when each wave brought along the Viet snails lying on the long sandy beach. Natural swimming pools created by vortexes of ocean currents, often appearing when the tide recedes, are called “cranes” by local people. These lakes are usually very flat, clean, safe, free of mud and snails, and very shallow, making them ideal bathing places for children and people who cannot swim.
Not only the natural landscape, during the years of the war against America, the sea and the Melaleuca forest of Con Bang was a pier without code name A101. Therefore, Con Bung is also a spiritual tourist destination. Coming to Con Bung, visitors often go to Lang Ong Nam Hai. Opposite Ong Nam Hai Mausoleum is Ho Chi Minh Marine Cemetery Park – a work that marks and honors soldiers on unnumbered ships. Coming here, tourists not only have entertainment but also have the opportunity to learn about the country’s history, immersing themselves in the heroic atmosphere of a time of resounding victories.
Huynh Phu ancient house
Coming to Thanh Phu, tourists often not only visit Con Bang beach but also come to Huynh Phu ancient house. The house in Dai Dien commune, Thanh Phu district, Ben Tre province, is a unique wooden sculpture architecture, typical of the Mekong river region, left by Mr. Huynh Ngoc Khiem (1843-1927).
Mr. Huynh Ngoc Khiem is a man from the Central region who came to the South to start a business from the time he had nothing until his career became the richest in the Minh island region and Ben Tre land at that time. According to the relics left behind, the house was probably built around the late 80s or early 90s of the 19th century.
The house was built with the best wooden materials with extremely sophisticated and elaborate carved patterns. The three-compartment house architecture of the Southern people is built in the style of old rich houses, making viewers surprised by the magnificence and magnificence of the house. With architectural features that make future generations admire, in 2011, Huynh Phu ancient house was recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam as a national architectural and artistic relic. This is a must-visit destination for those who love Southern architecture and culture.
Nguyen Thi Dinh mausoleum area
Ms. Nguyen Thi Dinh, from Luong Hoa commune, Giong Trom district, Ben Tre province, is the first female general of the Vietnam People’s Army. On August 30, 1995, Ms. Nguyen Thi Dinh was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the People’s Armed Forces by the President.
After her death, her temple was established right in her hometown. Female General Nguyen Thi Dinh’s memorial area is nearly 15,000 m2 wide, built in the style of ancient Vietnamese architecture with Tam Quan gate, curved roof architecture and exquisite carvings. In front of the temple is the ceremony yard, the yard is covered with a green lawn to bring a pleasant feeling and ornamental trees are decorated in accordance with the building’s architecture to create an aesthetic look. In the temple, there is a bronze statue of her portrait, the statue is 1.75 m high, weighs 1,025 kg, placed on a 1.5 m high altar donated by the Ministry of National Defense. In addition to the temple, there is also a museum displaying artifacts, images, and documents to illustrate the life and revolutionary career of Ms. Nguyen Thi Dinh for interested visitors to learn about.
Nguyen Thi Dinh Memorial Area is not only an ideal destination for tourists, but also a historical rendezvous for young people, a meeting place for women at all levels to organize exchanges, meetings, seminars, meetings, and is a place to organize picnics, camps, etc. for students returning to their origins.
Con Oc is located in Hung Phong commune, Giong Trom district, Ben Tre province, about more than 10 km from Ben Tre city. On the island there are many coconut gardens and fruit orchards. Like other tourist islands, Con Oc builds a diverse program of activities to bring tourists to visit and learn about the lives of gardeners.
Coming to pristine Con Oc, you will participate in many interesting activities. Tourists will sit on boats along the canals with floating waves, watch boats full of coconut trees on the river, watch people fishing, fishing nets… Returning to the fruit-laden orchards, visitors will Cycling around the romantic village roads, observing the lives and activities of local people, admiring typical ancient houses of the Southwest, and visiting a facility making handicrafts from coconut… Even You will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with Mr. Do Thanh Thuong, who is the first person in Ben Tre province to collect and store over 20 varieties of coconuts, contributing to the diversity of coconut varieties in Vietnam. There’s nothing better than coming right to a coconut garden, enjoying sweet, cool natural drinks and eating rustic country dishes.
Con Phung is a floating island in the middle of the Tien River, located in Chau Thanh district, Ben Tre province. Coming from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Phung is located right at the gateway of Ben Tre province, welcoming tourists with green coconut boats swaying in the wind.
This is where Mr. Dao Dua Nguyen Thanh Nam built the Nam Quoc Phat Pagoda and founded a sect called Dao Dua in the early 20th century. And during the construction of that pagoda, the workers found a bowl. The neck has the shape of a phoenix bird, so it is also called Con Phung, and has become a popular name to this day. Legend has it that Mr. Dao Dua drank coconut water to survive during his practice.
Currently, on Con Phung there are still architectural relics and activities of Mr. Dao during his lifetime. Coming here, visitors can visit unique buildings built in the last century. In addition, you can also participate in interesting activities such as fishing for crocodiles, going across the cliff bridge, canoeing on the canal, and riding a horse-drawn carriage on village roads through orchards. When you feel tired, you can sit back and drink a cup of honey tea, eat a piece of hot coconut candy fresh from the oven, and listen to traditional music.