The Mekong Delta town of Ben Tre is a sleepy, rural community that offers a glimpse of traditional Vietnamese life.
The narrow streets are filled with bicycles and scooters, locals going about their day, and the occasional motorbike carrying goods. There are no tourist traps here, but that's part of the charm. Wander the markets, where you can buy anything from fresh fruit to clothes, or just sit in a park and watch the world go by. Be sure to try the local speciality, coconut candy, a sweet, chewy treat made from shredded coconut and sugar.