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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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  • 法國殖民留下的痕跡,在東南亞享受法國氣氛,如果要寄回國內,就來這邊寄信準沒錯, 最好準備好所有朋友的地址,因為原本不打算寄任何明信片的我,來到這邊就會有想寄信的衝動了! 裡頭也有椅子可以坐著休息,很是有趣:)  more »
  • One can imagine,how more than a century ago how some One has build such a huge post office which is the biggest in this part of the world.  more »
  • The Central Post Office in Saigon was designed by Gustave Eiffel who incidentally is the same guy who designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Built between, 1886-1891, the building is impressive with its ...  more »
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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