Phu My, Vietnam

Southeast Asia Travel…..cont.

 

Phu My has a huge dock area on a channel off the Song Cai Mep River.  We came up the river from the South China Sea. The MS Amsterdam is docked here amidst all the cargo ships and containers.  This is the port for Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) which is 2 hours away.  About 45 minutes away is the village of Vung Tau with beaches and a Buddhist Temple of note.

Now, if you’ve been following me on this blog, you know what I’ll say next.  “Since we’ve been here several times before, we’ll stay on board this time!”  But I do have a bunch of photos of both Saigon and Vung Tau taken in 2010, 2014 and 2016!

On the dock in Phu My, Vietnam

On the dock in Phu My, VietnamOn the dock in Phu My, Vietnam.  Such a pathetic little market!

On the dock in Phu My, Vietnam. Such a pathetic little market!Some of us simply chose to remain on the dock in Phu My, Vietnam

Some of us simply chose to remain on the dock in Phu My, VietnamView from the dock in Phu My, Vietnam Vietnam

View from the dock in Phu My, Vietnam

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The Old Post Office in Saigon, Vietnam. Designed and constructed by Gustav Eiffel.

Old Post Office ceiling

Old Post Office ceiling7 (1024x574)

Reunification Hall, Saigon, Vietnam. The former presidential palace. This is where the Vietnam war ended when tanks crashed thru the encircling gate.Reunification Palace reception hall

Reunification Palace reception hallA tank on the grounds of Reunification Hall in Saigon, Vietnam

A tank on the grounds of Reunification Hall in Saigon, Vietnam10 (1024x576)

War Remnants Museum in Saigon, Vietnam. One block north of the Reunification Palace on Le Quy Don and Vo Van Tan.

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Water Puppet Show in Saigon, Vietnam. Water puppets first performed in the rice fields of the Red River Delta. This diversion was create by the farmers to entertain themselves in the rice paddy.
Cool building in downtown Saigon with a helipad on the side!
Cool building in downtown Saigon with a helipad on the side!
Rog having fun, Cyclo riding in Saigon, Vietnam.
Rog having fun, Cyclo riding in Saigon, Vietnam.
Willy-nilly traffic in Saigon is normal!
Willy-nilly traffic in Saigon is normal!
Dinner waiting to go home with someone!
Dinner waiting to go home with someone!
Laundry out to dry in downtown Saigon, Vietnam.
Laundry out to dry in downtown Saigon, Vietnam.
Statue of Jesus in Vung Tau, Vietnam
Statue of Jesus in Vung Tau, Vietnam
The Buddhist Temple in Vung Tau, Vietnam.
The Buddhist Temple in Vung Tau, Vietnam.
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Former summer residence of South Viet Nam president (the “White House”) in Vung Tau, Vietnam

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