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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  • Lovely building. Quite ornate, especially inside. Functions as not only a post office but offers money exchange, tour booking and other things. What was really good was the row of old phone booths whi...  more »
  • Worth popping in if you are passing this is still a working post office so if you want you can send your postcards from here.  more »
  • It is one of multiple buildings in fine, old colonial French style. I love it, others are Cathedral, City Hall and few extra Hotels like Majestic, Grand or Continental - facing Opera House. Great plac...  more »
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  • It’s a beautiful building and not something you would commonly find in the post offices. We enjoyed the visit but at the end of the day it’s a 5 mins stop. It’s still just a post office, offering not much else but to admire its architectural beauty...or of course if you actually want to ship something
  • Iconic building of French colonial style, one of the most beautiful landmarks of Ho Chi Minh City, very close to another landmark of the city, that of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Amazing interior, with the tiled floor and the high roof that allows plenty of light. The place is full of tourists. Allow 30 minutes for a visit. Most recommended.
  • Love to see iconic buildings restored and preserved. It has still much room for improvement. The market inside needs to be more authentic rather than just selling things catering to tourists. Tourists are not stupid.
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  • The well-preserved final work by Cochinchina’s first chief architect Marie-Alfred Foulhoux is a beautiful sight at night.

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