Chau Doc is a town on the border with Cambodia and the final stop for boat services from Phnom Penh to Vietnam. Once you arrive at the Chau Doc the cheapest way to travel onward to Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is to take a direct bus.
Bus Times Ho Chi Minh City
There are 14 bus services a day from Chau Doc to Ho Chi Minh City which you can book online.
|Chau Doc||Ho Chi Minh||Cost||Company|
|00:00||06:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|00:30||06:30||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|01:00||07:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|05:00||11:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|06:00||12:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|07:00||13:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|08:00||14:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|10:00||16:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|12:00||18:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|14:00||20:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|16:00||22:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|18:00||00:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|20:00||02:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
|22:00||04:00||$ 9.00||Phuong Trang|
- On this route the Phuong Trang Bus Company uses buses with fully reclined seats.
Buy Tickets to Ho Chi Minh City
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Chau Doc Bus Station
- Phuong Trang Bus services to Ho Chi Minh City depart from Chau Doc Bus station, Tôn Đức Thắng, Vĩnh Mỹ, Châu Đốc, An Giang, Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City Bus Station
- Phuong Trang Bus services from Chau Doc terminate at Mien Tay Bus Station, 395 Kinh Dương Vương, An Lạc, Bình Tân, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.
Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City
Construction of the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City was completed in 1966 on the site of a colonial era palace which had been destroyed in a bombing raid (by the air force of South Vietnam in attempt to kill their own president) in 1962. The building was used from 1966 to 1975 as the headquarters of the military government that was in control of South Vietnam. The war between South and North Vietnam, and their respective allies, came to an official end in 1975 when a tank from the North Vietnamese Army broke through the gate into the grounds of the Reunification Palace, then known as the Independence Palace.
The Reunification Palace is a brutal modernist concrete building in keeping with the architectural fashions of urban Europe at the time, designed by a French trained Vietnamese architect. The building was indeed for use as an enclosed compound by Government ministers and top military officer during a period of great instability. The building has bunkers and command centres in the basement and a helicopter pad on to the roof. More surprising are the opulent rooms for entertaining guests, particularly the large casino on the 3rd floor. The Reunification Palace is open to visitors Monday to Sunday (except public holidays) from 07:30 to 11:30 and then again from 13:00 to 16:00, and the entrance fee is 20,000 VND.