Cruises from Phu My
The port of Phu My in the Mekong delta is a gateway to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC; 2 h. NW) and the seaside resort of Vung Tau (40 min. SE). Ships dock at a commercial port, and tourists take a tour connection to HCMC or Vung Tau.
Vung Tau offers: Saigon Atlantis resort, Vung Tau Aquarium, and a Disney-land type entertainment park. The Hydrofoil Fast Ferry departs here for HCMC. Since many visitors head for HCMC, look for: The National History Museum and Reunification Hall; the War Remnants Museum with artifacts from the war; and Reunification Palace, the former presidential palace where tanks crashed through the gate ending the Vietnam War. Be sure to visit the basement to see the war rooms.