15 Beautiful and Captivating Tourist Attractions in Ben Tre

July 17, 2020 11 mins to read

Ben Tre, the peaceful countryside adorned with lush coconut trees, is one of the ideal destinations for those seeking tranquility, escaping the hustle and bustle of urban life to immerse themselves in the orchard-rich land. Let’s explore on Vietnampeace.com the most famous attractions you must visit when in Ben Tre!

1. Underwater Ecotourism at Con Quy

Location: Tan Thach and Quoi Son Communes, Chau Thanh District, Ben Tre Province, Vietnam.

Con Quy lies along the Tien River, 23km from Ben Tre city center. It is one of the most renowned spots in Ben Tre, known for its charming water landscapes and the sweet melodies of Southern traditional music. Con Quy offers a peaceful environment, untouched by urbanization, with a remarkably gentle climate.

Visitors can indulge in delicious lychee, orange, and pomelo orchard fruits. Sipping honey-infused tea, accompanied by the soothing tunes of traditional Southern music recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is an experience that adds to the tranquility.

Sitting on a boat, gently floating along the water, and admiring the lush, serene greenery in the Western region is an experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. Con Quy undoubtedly leaves a solid and lasting impression in your mind long after you leave Ben Tre.

2. Con Phung (Phoenix Islet)

Voted as a representative tourist destination in the Mekong Delta, Con Phung is designed with an open architectural style, seamlessly blending into nature. Described as a green oasis floating on the Tien River, Con Phung offers the opportunity to explore the rustic life of the local people in their orchard-rich surroundings.

Moreover, visitors can enjoy recreational activities such as fishing, catching fish in canals, rowing boats, river bathing, horseback riding, touring fruit orchards, and admiring the rural charm of the Four Sacred Lands region. In addition, Con Phung boasts the Coconut Religion historical site, covering an area of about 1,500 m², which attracts many tourists. Check out affordable hotels in Chau Thanh district for your stay.

3. Con Phu Da (Phu Da Islet)

Con Phu Da stands out with its beautiful natural scenery, providing fresh air in the entire system of floating islands in Ben Tre. It is also known as the “rice snail island” due to its specialty, rice snails, which are both large and sweet. Visitors to this place can choose from a variety of dishes made from rice snails, such as boiled rice snails, stir-fried rice snails with coconut, stir-fried rice snails with lemongrass and chili, and banh xeo (Vietnamese crispy pancake) with rice snail filling.

Historical and Spiritual Tourism

4. Nguyen Dinh Chieu Tomb Area

Mr. Nguyen Dinh Chieu’s tomb is in An Duc commune, Ba Tri district, Ben Tre province. The final resting place of this patriotic figure is magnificently constructed to express the deep respect the people of Ben Tre have for the great poet, patriot, and revered doctor of our nation.

Every year, on July 1st, a traditional festival is held here to commemorate Mr. Nguyen Dinh Chieu. The people of Ben Tre take great pride that the tomb area has recently been recognized as a Special National Heritage Site.

During the festival season, visitors can participate in various enjoyable activities such as the Luc Van Tien – Kieu Nguyet Nga costume parade, Memorial Day food competition, sticky rice feast, Chinese chess tournaments, pole pushing, tug of war, and sack jumping.

5. Dong Khoi Guerrilla Village

Dong Khoi Guerrilla Village is situated in Dinh Thuy commune, Mo Cay district, Ben Tre province, approximately 15km from the center of Ben Tre. This village preserves the historical significance of our people’s first uprising in the Dong Khoi movement in 1960. You can witness the remnants of resistance campaigns against the French and the Americans at this historical site.

Visiting the Dong Khoi Guerrilla Village, one of the first cradles of the revolutionary movement in the South is highly recommended. It is conveniently close to hotels in the Mo Cay district, making it an excellent place for a few days of exploration and learning. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to understand the resilient and indomitable revolutionary spirit of the people of Ben Tre during the years of national warfare.

6. Tuyen Linh Pagoda

For those who love exploring the history of our country, Tuyen Linh Pagoda is a suitable destination where you can learn about Buddhism and gain insights into history. Noteworthy figures such as Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, Amitabha Buddha, Medicine Buddha, and various Bodhisattvas are featured here. An exciting highlight is the pagoda’s bronze statue of Hộ Pháp, standing at approximately 0.7 meters tall.

Tuyen Linh Pagoda is also where President Ho Chi Minh’s paternal uncle, Mr. Nguyen Sinh Sac, stayed from 1927 to 1929 to establish classes for teaching and providing medical care to the local people. It served as a hiding place for our revolutionary cadres, often targeted by enemy bombings.

7. Roman Catholic Church

Address: Hamlet 6, Hung Nhuong Commune, Giong Trom, Ben Tre

When talking about Ben Tre, names like Con Quy, Con Phung, and Cho Lach often come up, but few mention the Roman Catholic Church. However, this is a place well worth your time to explore.

Beyond the church structure, the attraction lies in the beautiful and serene scenery on the way there. The Roman Catholic Church is also associated with many legends of the apparition of Mother Mary, making it a sacred and mysterious place in the region.

8. Van Phuoc Pagoda

Located in a challenging geographical location surrounded by mangrove forests, Van Phuoc Pagoda shines like a bright yellow gem, attracting numerous pilgrims yearly. Despite the difficulty of the terrain, the architecture of the pagoda is harmonious, featuring an imposing Tam Quan gate, a pair of golden dragons flanking the entrance, an extensive 8-hectare courtyard, a majestic main hall, and a close-knit area for Buddha statues and activities.

Beyond its architectural beauty, the site stands out as a beacon of compassion, providing shelter for many people with disabilities. If you visit Ben Tre, stop by this pagoda to light a joss stick for pilgrimage and admire its outstanding architecture. If possible, contribute a little to improve the lives of the disabled individuals here.

9. Cu Lao Minh (Minh Islet)

Cu Lao Minh is one of the three major islands forming Ben Tre province (alongside Cu Lao Bao and Cu Lao An Hoa). When you visit, you can explore two famous historical sites: the ancient house of Mrs. Huong Liem in Dai Dien commune and the Snake Temple in Dinh Thuy commune.

The ancient house, with its Western-influenced exterior but a Hue court architecture inside, dates back to the late 19th century. The Snake Temple is a place shrouded in mysterious legends. In addition to these historical sites, you can venture to the Thach Phu district, a culinary paradise with delicious seafood such as blood cockles, crabs, mantis shrimp, clams, and shrimp paste.

Horticultural Tourism

10. Cho Lach Flower Village

Cho Lach Flower Village is a gathering place for numerous beautiful ornamental plants and carefully crafted bonsai trees. During the Tet festival, this place attracts many domestic and international tourists who come to admire the vibrant beauty of the flower village and select the freshest and most colorful flowerpots to decorate their homes for the approaching spring.

The village is home to many famous artisans skilled in shaping and pruning plants. Witnessing the intricately shaped flowerpots, you’ll be surprised by the exquisite craftsmanship of the local artists.

11. Cai Mon Fruit Garden

Located in Vinh Thanh commune, Cho Lach district, Ben Tre province.

Cai Mon is a quintessential Southern village with roads covered by lush fruit-bearing trees. The name “Cai Mon” has an interesting origin: “Cai” means a large canal, and “Mon” is a deviation from the Khmer word “Mum,” meaning honey. The name reflects the area’s historical significance as a region abundant with sweet fruits, attracting many honeybees.

You’ll have unforgettable experiences in Cai Mon, indulging in fresh fruits from the orchards. The list of fruits grown here, such as pomelos, rambutans, oranges, durians, guavas, and more, will captivate your taste buds immediately. Even after leaving Cai Mon, these fruits’ sweet and fresh taste will linger on your palate, creating lasting memories of Ben Tre.

12. Vam Ho Bird Garden

Vam Ho Bird Garden is in My Hoa and Tan Xuan communes, Ba Tri district, Ben Tre province. Here, you have the opportunity to witness 84 different bird species. The area is rich in various wild plants due to its saline soil. Tall coconut trees and sedges cover the higher ground, providing an ideal hiding place for birds. Lower areas feature nipa palms and water mimosa, serving as nesting sites for herons and egrets during the breeding season.

While Vam Ho became a bird sanctuary only in 1986, it has already amassed an impressive number of birds. Visiting Vam Ho, you can observe herons and egrets and witness wild flocks of various bird species. You can stroll through the forest, lay back on a hammock under the shade of the trees, and inhale the fresh air of the Ba Lai River. Consider booking hotels in the Ba Tri district to fully immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the experience with friends and family.

13. Lan Vuong Tourist Area

Located in Ap 2, Phu Nhuan commune, Ben Tre City, Lan Vuong Tourist Area is a familiar playground for international tourists. The characteristic countryside atmosphere of the Mekong Delta, combined with entertaining activities, makes it an ideal destination for families, student groups, and companies organizing weekend outings. Here, you can rent a traditional “ao ba ba” outfit for only 30,000 VND and immerse yourself in the Western Vietnamese experience.

14. Lang Be Tourist Area (Raft Village Tourist Area)

Be Village Tourist Area in Ben Tre is at 81B/6B An Khanh, Chau Thanh. Travelers can reach it by heading towards Rach Mieu Bridge, approximately 100 meters away. This place offers unique and enjoyable recreational activities to consider when planning your trip to Ben Tre.

With the picturesque scenery of the Mekong Delta and the local fish farming practices, you can experience moments of relaxation and simplicity. Participate in fun activities such as coconut boat rides, monkey bridge crossing, balancing on a bike over a bridge, walking on a rope over the river, and catching fish in the canal. A small tip is to go in a group to enhance the enjoyment of these activities!

15. Ba Ngoi Ecotourism Area

Located about 46 km from Ben Tre City, the Ba Ngoi Tourist Area is surrounded by shaded roads, lush fruit orchards, and the picturesque Co Chien River. Visitors can enjoy fresh fruits in the orchards, such as durian, mangosteen, and rambutan.

In addition, you can immerse yourself in the sweet melodies of traditional Southern Vietnamese music and indulge in authentic local dishes, including free-range chicken porridge, rice paper rolls with snails, and famous boiled rice snails dipped in fish sauce with chili. The serene ambiance and delectable flavors make Ba Ngoi a delightful ecotourism destination.

In the heart of the Mekong Delta, Ben Tre unfolds as a captivating destination, inviting travelers to explore its lush landscapes and vibrant culture. From the charming flower villages and immersive ecotourism areas to the lively Lan Vuong and Be Village tourist spots, Ben Tre weaves a tapestry of experiences. As you embark on this enchanting journey, let Vietnampeace.com be your trusted companion, offering curated insights and personalized itineraries to ensure a seamless and unforgettable exploration of this hidden gem. Uncover the tranquility and richness of Ben Tre with Vietnampeace.com, where every moment promises to be a lasting memory.

Khung cảnh khu Cồn Quy (Ảnh: Collection)

The scenery of the Con Quy area (Photo: Collection)

Chèo thuyền ngắm cảnh tại địa điểm du lịch Bến Tre này(Ảnh: Collection)

Take a scenic boat ride at this Ben Tre tourist site (Image: Collection)

Toàn cảnh khu du lịch Cồn Phụng (Ảnh: Collection)

Overview of Con Phung Resort (Image: Collection)

Những hoạt động vui chơi, giải trí tại Cồn Phụng Bến Tre (Ảnh: Collection)

Fun activities at Con Phung Ben Tre (Photo: Collection)

Bánh xèo ốc gạo Phú Đa thơm ngon lạ miệngPhu Da snail rice cake is deliciously delicious

Khu đền thờ Lăng mộ Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Bến Tre

The temple area of Nguyen Dinh Chieu Tomb and Ben Tre

Làng du kích Đồng Khởi

Dong Khoi guerrilla village. Photo: Collection

Làng du kích Đồng Khởi

Memorial monument (Image: Collection)

Địa điểm Chùa Tuyên Linh (Ảnh: Collection)

Location of Tuyen Linh Pagoda (Image: Collection)

Nhà thờ La Mã có lối kiến trúc khá độc đáo.

The Roman church has a pretty unique architecture.

Bên trong nhà thờ La Mã

Inside the Roman church

Ngôi chùa với màu vàng rực rỡ (Ảnh: Collection)

The temple with bright yellow (Image: Collection)

Phong cảnh miền quê yên bình địa điểm Cù Lao Minh(Ảnh: Collection)

The peaceful countryside scenery of Cu Lao Minh location (Photo: Collection)

Đình Rắn - nơi khởi đầu phong trào Đổng Khởi và ẩn chứa nhiều câu chuyện tâm linh bí ẩn.

Snake Family is the place that started the Dong Khoi movement and hid many mysterious spiritual stories.

Làng hoa cảnh Chợ lách rực rỡ mỗi mùa xuân về. Ảnh: Youtuber Khoai Lang Thang

Market flower market spleen brilliantly every spring. Photo: Youtuber Khoai Lang Thang

Làng hoa cảnh chợ Lách

The happiness of the people all year round sticking with ornamental flower pots (Image: Collection)

Du khách tự tay hái và thưởng thức trái cây tươi ngon (Ảnh: Collection)

Tourists pick and enjoy fresh fruits by themselves (Photo: Collection)

Trái cây tươi ngon “hết sảy” những điểm du lịch không thể bỏ qua(Ảnh: Collection)

Fresh fruit “all” tourist destinations not to be missed (Image: Collection)

Khu vườn chim với số lượng chim lớn vô cùng (Ảnh: Collection)

Bird garden with a vast number of birds (Image: Collection)

Hình ảnh khu du lịch Sân chim Vàm Hồ (Ảnh: Collection)

Photos of Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary tourist site (Image: Collection)

Trò chơi đạp xe tại khu du lịch An Vương

Cycling game at Lan Vuong Resort (Image: Collection)

Hòa mình vào các trò chơi của khu du lịch (Ảnh: Collection)

Immerse yourself in the games of the resort (Image: Collection)

Phong cảnh hữu tình của khu du lịch Cái Bè (Ảnh: Collection)

The charming scenery of Cai Be tourist area (Image: Collection)

=Du khách được ăn trái cây ngại tại vườn trái cây (Ảnh: Collection)

Visitors are allowed to eat shy fruits at the orchard (Image: Collection)

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