Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City

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. With our online itinerary creator, Ho Chi Minh City attractions like Central Post Office can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Just look to go. This beautiful building colored metal structure of Eiffel works as Central Post Office. It's very nostalgic for the French era.
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  • Wonderful building full of history. Easy to visit next to.the church and near other old buildings in area. We sat and people watched for about 30 min.  more »
  • They say it's one of the things to do it's not really an active post office anymore you can mail stuff but it's more of a tourist attraction made by Eiffel the person that made the Eiffel Tower but if...  more »
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  • A working post office with a lot of soveiniers for the tourists that flock here. Cool to look at but not much else to do here. One cool thing that seems popular to do here is to buy postcards and send it back to yourself or some loved ones so that they could received something from Saigon and to have actual stamps from here. You could also buy tickets for Lune Production shows here to save you time from going down a few blocks to buy it at Saigon Opera House.
  • The Saigon Central Post office is housed in a historical building that's restored and well maintained. It handles various services besides mail and parcels. It's also a souvenir mall. The high ceilings ensure good ventilation, and it's cool inside even on a hot day. Perhaps new buildings could be designed similarly to reduce energy for cooling in the tropics. The old phone booths have been converted into ATMs with privacy. The floors seem also to be original
  • Giving it 3-stars, mainly because it's a fully operational historic post-office with cool temperatures. Otherwise, if it were no longer in operations, it would be much lower. For me, the tacky and tad expensive souvenirs take up the entirely too much space in the front floor-room. It would be nice to be able to walk around and not feel cramped by nic-nacs all around you. I would say, if you are in the area of the cathedral, then it pays to stop-by. But do yourself a favor and mail someone you love a postcard. We don't do this as often as we should, but a postcard from someone you care about miles away goes a long way. Yup, that's about all there is to do there; so you might as well..... Total time needed, 10 minutes tops and that's only if you decide to send a postcard; as when I arrived all of the reps were ready and available to assist.
  • Saigon Central Post Office, located on number 2 Paris Commune, is a post office downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. It was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. Nowadays, it is one of the most famous symbols of the city that attracts thousands of international visitors everyday because of its special architecture counting with Gothic, French influences. It also has a zone to change currency for foreigners, which is very convenient and safe. => nice place to visit
  • This is a working post office. The building is beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times,  Located in the city center and is one of the city's most emblematic architectural structures. There are Souvenirs stalls inside the post office. Opening hours: From 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For sightseeing however, the building may be accessible until later in the day. Entrance fee: Free.
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