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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  • August 18, 2017
    To do and do not hesitate to get lost to discover every corner! Close to the Cathedral, unfortunately in work so closed
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  • August 18, 2017
    If you are in HCM for a limited number of days and want to experience as much as possible in a short period of time it is definitely worth visiting the Central Post office as it is closely situated ne...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Saigon Basilica and next to each other, so it is useful to tourism. It is interesting what the building looks ordinary in Europe is the colonial architecture, used in active service. In all kinds of commemorative stamps and accessories and is interesting.
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  • May 25, 2017
    As a functioning post office, it's horrible. I called their hotline, the automated machine asked me to wait on the line and then it hung up on me. There's no lines, so people are pushing and shoving (even foreigners). I speak some Vietnamese, but I can't read. When I asked them about prices, they told me to go look at their website. I told them I can't read Vietnamese, they told me to go look at their website, again. Instead of repainting the building, they should have focused on other priorities. #Vietnam.
  • July 16, 2017
    Good sightseeing spot for picture taking and to send someone a greeting post card. There are tables and a postcard counter for visitors to buy and send post cards. For once surprise your love ones with a hand written postcard. When were the last time you did that? Lol!
  • June 24, 2017
    The exterior is actually good. But I loved their interior as well. Its crowded with tourists and locals all-day. Also, it is located accross Notre Dame Cathedral so location is very accessible. A must-see tourist spot too. They also have a souvenir shop inside.
  • June 7, 2017
    Fascinating architecture, I particularly loved the colonial period phone booths which has been converted to ATM booths. There's also some stalls selling knick knacks on both sides after the entrance. Well maintained to draw tourists, 10 minutes the most, I was out already. Still functioning though as a post office till this day.
  • April 19, 2017
    It's nice to come during the day and visit when the Post Office is operating. There's a section selling souvenirs where you can pick up post cards and such. Then there is a central sitting area by the postal counters. It's just nice sitting for a little while and looking at people going on their daily postal life. The building is beautiful with a fresh coat of paint. And there is a big portrait of Ho Chih Minh overlooking the entire hall. Good place to visit since it's in the vicinity of many other attractions in town.

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