Village is seen as an economic environment, cultural, social and technological craft tradition, bold folk, as well as containing a deep humanity. The village environment has reserved the essence of art, techniques are passed from generation to generation. Village development not only create jobs for rural economic development, to enrich his homeland, but also contribute to preserving and developing traditional cultural enrichment, creating the new rural areas.
Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta area, is a sub-region of convergence, cross-cultural importance of the four ethnic Vietnamese – Cham – Chinese – Khmer. Hence, agricultural and rural villages in this introduction and associated with customs, and cultural life is full of natural identity, diverse material and spiritual products, contributing to so simple portrait, but alive. Ben Tre coconut visitors will feel exciting to explore a number of agricultural and rural villages.
Flower seedlings and villages
Located along the Co Chien river gentle inning throughout the year, blessed with fertile alluvial Cho Lach land, facilitate the development of lush crops and fruits year round seasons.
Cho Lach is located at the narrowest portion at the top of the land area of the island, but very convenient for transportation by water and land, it has long attracted people converge here settled industry, created the green garden fruits, and flower seedling production and famous Mekong Delta. The main reason that the cross for Cho Lach, the “Kingdom of fruits and flowers” of the South region.
For a long time, the people here have said job creation extraction plants, grafting, hybridization and breeding of fruit trees, occupation became hereditary and requires outside meticulous, experienced plant , seasonal farming, there must be certain scientific knowledge in order to give birth to the new plant, and yield a higher quality fruit.
Go to where travelers are also caught the image loving, hard-working, busy, urgent Cho Lach people’s peaceful, friendly, combined with the skill of the tree they have created works ornamental very skillful. People for ornamental those who are “hick artists”. The artists want to give birth to a work, to have ideas, to go through several stages, which according to the ancient ornamental bending must take each action a bit and soak in the works, new portrayed to be more lively, soulful, with a desire to add a lot of flavor to look for life, his new work called complete.
This fertile land has created favorable conditions for the people here should develop villages and flower seedlings. Here, visitors will even discover the unique products as ornamental animals, which emerged the 12 animal shapes. Many tourists away very impressed with the style this interesting ornamental forms. Although the plants used to create the tree is still ignorance, but with the talented hands of artists have painstakingly created new value on each line of art work. See the interesting ornamental, everyone can imagine that animal. Chinese New year, the product shape animal hearts are focused to do more to sell. In addition to the tree si, people can still use other plants for ornamental bending fun like: boom slumped, tomorrow white, switches, … It is important to the visual arts, the ornamental interesting to figure out the shape of the animal, and then create the inflection point must be sharp, lively and soulful. The “hick” as artisans said to now have almost no books, no teachers, just do it learn from experience, vocational training. In addition to the ornamental animal 12 animal, there are a number of other works, such as: champagne bottles, glass cups, vases used to decorate the entrance to the guestrooms. Every year, on the occasion of the traditional New Year’s people are considered “peak” of ornamental plants and flowers. If visitors to the coconut into this season, new feel all the “best” of the Cho Lach. Especially along the roadside plants, flowers display dense and combined with the hustle, every turn of the new year to make up the strange fascination, but only those who come to this new can feel it all.
Present, said to Cho Lach or sites Cai Mon (Vinh City), has become a familiar address and become the provider of seedlings by farmers extracted branches, bred in Vietnam and is the country garden delicious fruits like: durian, mangosteen, rambutan, Bon Bon … and other fruit trees. In particular, is central to the production of ornamental plants, flowers, from the types of crops to perennial tree, very popular in the domestic market and many countries such as Korea, Singapore, Japan , … Currently, Cho Lach has 17 villages seedlings and flowers are recognized, largely concentrated in the Vinh Thanh, a few hamlets in Phu Son and Yonghe. In the remaining of Cho Lach also many households produce seedlings, ornamentals, orchards real thing, quality, enough for visitors to explore.
Salt Village Bao Thanh Ba Tri
Ben Tre has 65km of coastline stretches over 3 Ba Tri District, Binh Dai and Thanh Phu. So, village agriculture, rural development is also quite rich. Ben Tre, visitors can not miss the traditional village salt production in Bao Thanh Ba Tri. People used to call people who do this job “salt makers”, because “salt” is salt, ie “d6an salt”. Profession which misery, the job always “sell face to the earth, back to the sun,” depends entirely on the weather. Occupation salt only in the dry season, the rainy season is not done. According to many professional been longtime head back with salt, or salt Bao Thanh started from the first 30 years of the nineteenth century. This craft is hereditary from generation to generation. For this job, do not have much capital, but require a lot of labor, with the usual tools such as: roller, rakes, p. And salt look simple but not easy, to do at each stage. Initially to embankment, smoothing the background as a field, and then exposed to mold, water, water passing through the mold to match, then sprinkle “like salt” and finally harvest.
Dry fishing village An Thuy – Ba Tri
Coastal villages are formed over half a century. Since this is hand-craft, current activities are mainly focused on households. Fisheries dry completely dependent on natural conditions, day sunshine, high yield, and on rainy days can not be done, but if there must be room in the house. Shrimp Store addresses, Social Security Cards, Ba Tri district can be considered the “mecca” of their profession. Every fishing trip is the people here began work. For drying fish require fish to fresh new quality products and it is important to keep the sun during the day.
Dried fish processing village in Binh Dai Binh Thang
Fishing village of Binh Thang (Binh Dai) from before 1950. Fishing boat first appeared in the neighborhood from the village (now 3 of Hamlet). Currently, the fishing village of Binh Thang continual development and to establish the brand. Fishing, fish processing into dry here now become traditional, concentrated in Hamlet 2, 3, 4 and 5. Consumption on the market outside the province wide lot. Dry fish processing in Binh Thang (Binh Dai) as well as dried fish processing An Thuy. Binh Thang cradle, the center organized the annual biggest festival Nghinh He, not the district of Binh Dai, but also of Ben Tre province.
Come to the village in Ben Tre, your visitors will go and explore the beauty of the land of the coconut to make, will make visitors surprised and pleased.