Ben Tre Province in the South of Vietnam is a coastal region that falls between two of the major streams of the Tien Giang River, which is part of mighty Mekong river, meaning that this area is perfect for rice growing, with plenty of canals providing irrigation to the farmers. It is also an area that is at risk of floods during the rainy season, which runs from ... More>May to October. Most Vietnamese will know of this province because it is the homeland of Nguyen Dinh Chieu, a national poet and also because of the strong resistance the inhabitants showed during the war with the US. One of the most beautiful parts of Ban Tre Province is Phung Iselt, also known as Tan Vinh islet, which is only 12 kilometres from Ban Tre city which is famous for coconuts and other delicious tropical fruits. The small island sits in the middle of the Tien Giang River, so can only be accessed by boat. Hotels in Ben Tre Province include the three star Viet Uc Hotel, and two star Song Tien Hotel.