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Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • During a visit by Saigon takes a detour to the General Post Office. A preserved silent witness of bygone eras. Worth a visit!
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  • Structure unbelievably beautiful and still fully functioning. Has shops too - buy and ship all at once! 
  • Beautiful interior and exterior. Good place to pick collector stamps and a couple of tourist shops in the wings at reasonable prices with no hard sell 
  • “I'd like to recommend this area!” I went to the Ho Chi Minh City on March for business trip. I looked around the city, when I finished work. If you like about the Vietnam history. I'd like to recommend this post office. The post office of the classical architecture is a nice place to take a picture. Also, there is a Notre Dame Cathedral near post office. I like it!
  • Good architecture and also in saigon post ofice, tourists can talk to an old men who worked in the post office a long time ago, he can speak french, english. He is friendly and nice guy.
  • The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century. It has a Gothic architectural style. It was designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area. Inside Saigon Central Post Office there are are two painted maps created just after the post office was first built. One of them is a map of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia titled "Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge 1892" which means "Telegraphic lines of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia 1892”. The other, is the map of greater Saigon, is titled "Saigon et ses environs 1892" which means "Sai Gon and its environment 1892". It's a public place so you don't have to pay any expenses to visit this place. You can though buy old stamps from the officers or take pictures of the building.
  • Well maintained, Antique and beautiful old post office building. Came here taking some pictures and don't forget to buy a postcard and send to your own home address and guess how many days will arrive :-). A postcard VND 5,000 and stamp VND 11,000 (this stamp cost for sending to my home at Malaysia)
  • Interesting fact that it was designed by no other than Gustave Eiffel (as in Eiffel Tower!) Art deco cavernous space. Interesting for a look-sy.
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