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Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City

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Completed in 1891, when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina, Central Post Office boasts a fusion of Gothic, Renaissance, and French architectural influences. The building's unmistakably European marble floors and looping arches serve as a reminder of the colonial influence on the region. Look for the antiquated telephone boxes and maps painted on the walls depicting the telegraph lines that crisscrossed Vietnam and Cambodia. You can use this still-operational post office to send postcards from the onsite souvenir shops to relatives and friends. A visit to Central Post Office represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • I have went many many time aredly. Is a nice place pertty building, is nothing to see but is one of the history building.  more »
  • Superb building of colonial style where it is difficult to access as there is of the world and especially tourists! A part of the history of the Viet Nam but especially of Saigon is concentrated.
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  • The station escaped fortunately various destruction that struck the colonnial neighborhood. Nice building, well kept and with a soul
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  • Very cool place to see. Got some stamps from the post office as a souvenir. Very crowded. Can go in and look and be done in 15 minutes. Close to the Vietnam War Remnants Museum.
  • This is a fascinating tidbit in a bustling city. The old maps of Saigon and the surrounding areas really make for an interesting 10 minutes or so. However, besides this (as a tourist), there isn't much to do here except send postcards or buy souvenirs. Worth visiting, if even only for a short period of time.
  • A must visit :) just right beside the Notre Dame Basilica Saigon. Crowded though. 10-15 minutes to just look around, take some pictures, grab some souvenirs. They also have bookings for different tours. The history of this building is quite interesting too!
  • Really nice building outside and inside. Inside is really nice the architecture and the atmosphere. There are couple of souvenirs shops with really good prices. You can find really cheap post cards
  • Historical building very popular place and good for people watching and cooling down while waiting for the Cathedral to open. Good range of souvenir shops. Beautiful architecture good to photograph.

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