My Tho and Ben Tre Travel Tips

Sunday, 21/06/2020
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MY THO & BEN TRE TRAVEL TIPS

All things you should know before travelling to My Tho and Ben Tre

How My Tho and Ben Tre are unique?

The Mekong Delta is a unique region where life on the water has remained unchanged for centuries. Life on the delta revolves around the Mekong River, with its green expanses of paddy fields, thick orchards, and canals. The fertile Mekong River Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers. Boating along a vast network of canals and channels is the traditional way of local people here. My Tho, which is known as one of the tourist hubs in “the rice bowl of Vietnam”, is the capital city of Tien Giang Province. It welcomes travelers to come and discover its own natural beauty, enjoy the idyllic life as well as delicious dishes. Ben Tre, which is known as the land of coconut in the Southwestern region, has created unique identities for its tourism products aiming at a unique coconut tourism brand to attract more visitors. Referring to the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre is mentioning coconuts. The vast coconut forests and coconut gardens stretch to the skyline.

Top things to do in My Tho and Ben Tre

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  1. Sightseeing four islands on Tien river

Sightseeing the floating fish farms and walk on the 4 legendary islets of Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix. It leaves strong impression on visitor by its beautiful landscapes, local house and special cuisine. Taking a boat ride to this island is the best option to catch the images of green tree, garden and enjoy the fresh and cool atmosphere. Moreover, visitors can enjoy local dishes, for example, fried fish dish. Paying a visit to the candy making factories and seeing the process to make coconut candy by the manual method absolutely, visit bee farm and try to row a sampan boat is the best experience.

  1. Visit Vinh Trang pagoda
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Vinh Trang pagoda was built in 1849. Its structure has the combination of Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer and European architectural styles. Thus, you can find the splendid beauty, solemnity but purity at this pagoda. Moreover, the lovely gardens packed with colorful flowers, bonsai and lotus pools around the temple create the nice view and the harmony with nature for this peaceful place.

  1. Visit Dong Tam snake farm

Dong Tam snake farm is the best place for those who want to gain more information about this animal. This farm has the big collection of not only different kinds of snakes but some other animals like bears, crocodile and turtles as well. Visitor will have the chance to see how they take the venom from snake which will be served for medicine and other uses. Moreover, information about the history of this farm and how to treat the snakebites are also given to travelers when they visit this place.

  1. Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary.

This spectacular place contains many wild forests with a great variety of trees including water coconut, date, mangrove, reed and Avicenna.  This is a favorite destination of many animals, especially birds, to which the region is dedicated.  There are about 84 species of birds in 35 classes, including 500,000 storks.  From April to October is the best time to see the storks, as this is when they take refuge in Vam Ho to produce and raise their young.

When is the best time to travel to My Tho and Ben Tre?

The weather in My Tho and Ben Tre is calm and comfortable all year round, which becomes an ideal spot for tourists to set foot in every time. However, it is better to avoid the rainy season (from May to November) because this time may cause a few difficulties during the boat trip. The most wonderful moment to enjoy abundant tropical fruits is from June to August.

How to travel to My Tho and Ben Tre from Ho Chi Minh City?

  1. If you go by train

There are no trains to going there

  1. If you go by local bus

Mien Tay bus station in Ho Chi Minh City is a large local bus station for Ho Chi Minh City go to Mekong Delta. Each 1 hour will have 1 trip from ho chi minh to My Tho bus station or Ben Tre bus station. The journey will take around 2 hours.

  1. If you go by motorbike

For whom likes backpacking tourism, you can also travel by motorbike from Ho Chi Minh city to My Tho. This will be a very interesting experience.

My Tho and Ben Tre are not far from Ho Chi Minh City, there are 70km from city center to My Tho and 80km to Ben Tre.  From Ho Chi Minh City center, move to Binh Chanh. After reaching Binh Thuan Overpass, turn into Highway 1A and go straight to My Tho. From My Tho you can turn right to Nguyen Thi Thap Street go over Rach Mieu Bridge will arrive Ben Tre. It takes 2 – 2.5 hours.

Accommodation in My Tho

  1. Mekong My Tho Hotel

Mekong My Tho Hotel is located in the My Tho area of My Tho (Tien Giang). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Address: 1A Tet Mau Than Street, Ward 4, My Tho, My Tho, Tien Giang.

  1. Cuu Long Hotel

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Cuu Long Hotel My Tho is ideally situated in My Tho, one of the city's most popular locales. Set 0.5 km from the excitement of the city, this 3-star property commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Address: 81-83 30/4 Street, Ward 1, My Tho City, Tien Giang.

  1. Song Tien Hotel

Song Tien Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, laundromat. Address: 101, Trung Trac Street, Ward 1, My Tho, Tien Giang.

Accommodation in Ben Tre

  1. Ben Tre riverside resort

Ben Tre Riverside Resort is located in the Phuong 7 area of Ben Tre. The excitement of the city center is only 3 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Address: 708 Nguyen Van Tu Street, Ward 7, Phuong 7, Ben Tre.

  1. Mango Home Riverside

Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Mango Home Riverside is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Ben Tre. This 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Address: My Huan Hamlet, My Thanh Village, Giong Trom District, Ben Tre.

  1. Mekong Home

Nestled in the heart of Nhon Thanh, Mekong Home is an ideal spot from which to discover Ben Tre. The property lies 10 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. Address: 9 Hamlet, Phuoc Long, Giong Trom, Ben Tre.

History of My Tho

Nestled in the heart of Nhon Thanh, Mekong Home is an ideal spot from which to discover Ben Tre. The property lies 10 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. my tho today,The economy is based on tourism and agriculture. Because of its location in the Mekong Delta, still close Ho Chi Minh City, many people come for a day trip. For the same reason, the location, it is also a perfect place for fishing and the cultivation of rice, coconuts, bananas, mangoes, longans and citrus fruit.

History of Ben Tre

Ben Tre, formerly True Giang, city on the flat Mekong River delta, southern Vietnam. It is served by a commercial airfield and functions as a link on the My Tho-Phu Vinh river-canal system. In the early 17th century this region was a wild land with marshes and woods mixed with a grid of ditches and rivulets. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries had people started to settle here and cultivate the land.

What to eat in My Tho and Ben Tre

Deep-fried Elephant-ear Fish (Ca Tai Tuong Chien Xu) is one of the most famous specialty foods of Mekong Delta, Hu Tieu My Tho (My Tho rice noodle soup), Bun Goi Ga (Tamarind Broth with Rice Noodle), Banh Xeo (Vietnamese crepe), crab meat soup, Coconut rice or also called Cơm Dừa (a special dish which cannot be found in any place in the country, but Ben Tre rice is usually cooked with the coconut juice that leaves sweet flavor on gourmets’ mouth), Stewed gobies with coconut milk, or also namely Cá Bống Kho Nước Dừa are the delicacies that should show up on your bucket list if you visit the town of My Tho and Ben Tre. We assure that once you taste it, one bowl is never enough.

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