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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  • The Post Office is a magnificent building! We met a ninety year old man who had worked as a writer and interpreter his whole life. He comes to the Post Office frequently just because he likes being....  more »
  • Impressive colonial building and operating as a post office with tourist information and gift stalls. A lovely place to spend 30 minutes looking around and to send a few postcards. It is next to the.....  more »
  • I wouldn't make a special visit but if your passing call into see this still operational post office. It is beautiful but you won't be there for more than 5 minutes(apparently there is a guide there.....  more »
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  • 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!
  • What a cute post office station! It’s is very beautiful on the inside and outside! There is a lot a stores inside where you can buy postcards to send to your loved ones. Made me happy to do that. They have those postcards with paper images. A small post card costed me 20k and to send it to Portugal 19k They also have old phone cabins, with no phones but very beautiful
  • A well-maintained piece of beautiful colonial French architecture. in its hey days the place connected Vietnam and the world, but these days it's a tourist market, where tourists can send post cards to family and friends back home, or sign up for day-tours. one can also purchase souvenirs and local knickknacks here. including hand-made silver jewelry and perfumes. You won't feel the atmosphere of a post office anymore, though. a magnificent painting of Ho Chi Minh hangs at the back, directly opposite the entrance, along with grand painted maps of South Vietnam and Cambodia, and another of the greater Saigon area, on opposite walls, just inside of the entrance
  • Very interesting on the inside. Slavish with world map on the ceiling. Ample space for people to sit around, but some souvenirs. Good cubicles for mailers to write postcard and sent them home. I could imagine the amount of people crowding into the Post Office, otherwise the foyer and the stations need not be so huge. Space got smaller for newly designed post office, no longer they are so grand too.
  • Beautiful french colonial building. At night watch out for the barely visible steel rope the have taut before the building's entrance. It wasn't there a year ago and I don't know why it is there now, but it prevents you from taking a photo of the building's inside.
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