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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. 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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  • A fantastic French Colonial architecture building having Roman archesxand gilded glass windows. This building houses old telephone boxes and historical Pictures. I first visited in Dec 2019 and its a....  more
    A fantastic French Colonial architecture building having Roman archesxand gilded glass windows. This building houses old telephone boxes and historical Pictures. I first visited in Dec 2019 and its a....  more »
  • Have used the Central Post Office since 2006 and found the artefacts to my liking. You need lots of patience in sending Post Cards to the U.S. Putting postage on the envelope is a challenge, and... 
    Have used the Central Post Office since 2006 and found the artefacts to my liking. You need lots of patience in sending Post Cards to the U.S. Putting postage on the envelope is a challenge, and...  more »
  • Just stopped by to catch a glimpse of the architecture. There were shops with souvenirs on either sides. 
    Just stopped by to catch a glimpse of the architecture. There were shops with souvenirs on either sides.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful building, wonderful learning its history. The building is really well maintained, and it beautifully clean inside and outside. The decor inside is also beautiful! They have lovely trinket shops inside as well for some souvenirs. Although they tend to be more pricey than the other main market in the city (but I suppose it depends on where you want to go). Definitely worth a visit when in the city.
  • One of our favorite tourist spots. When we first heard about it we thought it sounded ridiculous to visit a post office as a holiday excursion, but a holiday friend we met at the pool said we would love it. They were totally right. The building is lovely, there are nice trinket shops inside, and a little “book street” next to door where you can relax and grab coffee. As an added bonus it’s right next to the cathedral.
  • If you want to see French Colonialism at its finest then this is a cool place to go. The building is quite impressive but the number of tourists there take some of the charm out of it. It is also interesting to see how much the French wanted to show their wealth and power to the Vietnamese whith these kind of buildings that do not look like they belong here.
  • Beautiful well preserved building of the central post office of Saigon or Ho Chi Min City. You can even buy and send your post card home. There are some small but well assorted souvenir shops within the building. Good for pictures inside as well as outside of the building! Recommended!
  • It feels like you're not in Asia once you go inside and look up. The building is well-maintained. It's crowded when I visited today but still I think it's worth seeing. Sadly, inside it's just full of shops. No entrance fee needed. You can also check Notre Dame Cathedral across it.

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