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Things to see and do

Ben Tre market
Hung Vuong St

Ben Tre market is an excellent example of a typical Vietnamese wet market and you'll find it down by the river on Hung Vuong Street. Early morning wanderers will find oodles of fresh produce, meat under lights and fish under water and the riverfront section has a large range of fresh fruit and cut flowers. You'll find a large selection of pig heads and trotters near the riverside entrance ... Read more about Ben Tre market .

Ben Tre Revolutionary Museum
Hung Vuong St

Set in a classic two story building, the tree-filled grounds here are a favourite hangout for canoodling locals whiling away the slow hours in each other's arms. The highlight of a visit here is the photographic display within. There's a small archeological display but the more interesting half of the museum is upstairs which is dedicated to Vietnam's revolutionary struggle and is ... Read more about Ben Tre Revolutionary Museum .

Boat trips from Ben Tre

Boats can be hired from near the small bridge on the Ben Tre river or via the Ben Tre Tourist Authority and if you're in Ben Tre this is a well worthwhile trip. Prices vary somewhat -- expect to pay around 100,000 VND per hour if arranging privately (more if via a hotel) and the boatman will want you to do a longer trip of 3-4 hours. While there is nothing wrong with spending that long, you ... Read more about Boat trips from Ben Tre .



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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ben Tre? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.


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