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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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  • The Post Office is another one of those requisite sights to cross-off your list when visiting Saigon. It's exterior is attractive as are the old-world maps and phone booths inside, making for some gre...  more »
  • The post office is next to the Cathedral and was designed by Gustave Eiffel. Interesting typically French style, very nice the huge portrait of Ho Chi Minh in mosaic style, as is mentioning the floor and green wrought iron elements. Elegant building, surrounded by landscaped gardens, where you can find the townspeople who perform many different tasks .... There are those who sell all kinds of merchandise and who's getting married and smiling pose for pictures. ... Nice, one of the most interesting places in Saigon ...
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  • A very interesting building from times past. Daslegendäre is still a post office in operation post office, therefore free to visit. A huge portrait of Ho Chi Minh looks come roaring down on incoming visitors. Things building, situated right next to the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
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  • This is one of the most wonderful attraction of Ho Chi Minh City right cross the way from the Notre Darm Church. It was buitl by French artchitector...
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  • Charming place with French architecture from Vietnam war in the last centery. Today there are many mordern services have replaced post office services but not this one. Staffs here still work day after day to serve local people here
  • Nice to look at and basically a large post office inside (complete with a huge Ho Chi Minh portrait), worth a look
  • Heard that this post office was built or designed by a famous architect. Still in operation but not well maintained