Ben Tre is located near the mouth of the Mekong River and is surrounded by Tien Giang, Vinh Long, and Tra Vinh. The four main rivers are Tien Giang, Ba Lai, Ham Luong, and Co Chien. The main ethnic group populating this area is the Kinh.
The tropical climate of Ben Tre is influenced by monsoons; the rainy season lasts from May to October and the dry season from November to April. The average annual temperature is 26°C and the humidity level is quite high due to the presence of many rivers.
Ben Tre is well known as the motherland of poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu. It is also famous for the revolutionary spirit of its people during the war against the United States. Tan Vinh Islet is also a famous tourist site.
Ben Tre is a province that lies in the lowest part of the Mekong River basin. Ben Tre, some 85 km south of Ho Chi Minh City, borders on Tien Giang to the North, Cuu Long to the west and the East Sea to the east.
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