|Chicken breasts at the market||$3.33|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$26.38|
|Loaf of white bread||$0.78|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$45.62|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$8.82|
|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$32.55|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.55|
Ben Tre is a town in Mekong Delta, which is stretched along the river. Although not too many visitors come over here on a daily basis, unlike in other cities like My Tho and Can Tho, you cannot discount how beautiful Ben Tre is and how lovely are the locals here.
When taking cheap flights to Ben Tre, expect no key attractions to be mentioned by a tour guide. City explorers are left with just what the city is and what it can offer, it is as basic as that. Mostly, the city’s charm lies in the river – unspoiled markets, milk-coffee waters, orchards, and factories.
If you happen to be in this side of Vietnam, you have to have an adventure at the markets by the riverside. There, various interesting items are sold, including food items that are considered delicacies of Ben Tre. It is advisable that to have a taste of the local lifestyle, sip on a soup of Hu Tieu, it is a specialty soup dish that is also known in Cambodia.
You may also visit the factories in Ben Tre. The coconut candy factory is at the forefront. It is where you can see workers making handmade candies in action. The rice wine factory is another must visit. It is located in the south bank, about 500 meters from an old bridge.
Getting around Ben Tre is pretty simple. You either travel on foot, or via bikes for rent, or by hiring a motorbike. You may also cover the long stretch of the river by getting on a boat cruise.
When taking cheap flights to Ben Tre, it is a good idea to get on board a floating restaurant to enjoy a meal on boat. Mekong Delta with its mountainous terrains and coastal areas is a great place to explore. You can see and do more on a boat because you can dig deeper the channels that way.
For places to stay, this city has so many options. Hotels in Ben Tre come in different prices as well as features and brands of comfort. It is up to you to choose which suits your budgect and preferences right.