This is a cruise ship port located about 80 miles from Ho Chi Minh City that is accessible by a new highway in about 90 minutes. Ho Chi Minh City, which was formerly named and is still commonly called Saigon, is the most important city in southern Vietnam. It is notable for its European layout or broad boulevards and narrower residential and commercial streets, a heritage from the French colonial period. Highlights of special interest to visitors the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum and the ornate Thien Hau Pagoda. The Cholon district is Saigon’s Chinatown, a picturesque warren of narrow streets and colorful shop-houses. Many visitors are also fascinated to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the system of underground passageways and rooms the Vietnamese resistance used during the “American War.” Alternatively, you could head for the resorts and the beaches of Vung Tau.