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Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City

(3.9/5 based on 9,500+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • We spent maybe 5 minutes here because it really was just not that interesting. We were glad we went, but it was not worth that much time spent there. 
  • The post office is a nice place to visit in a beautiful building and interesting to see the mail and parcel delivery of still operating. I purchased, wrote and mailed away a postcard for around $1. I ...  more »
  • It's just a nice place with colonial architecture (I don't know why that's something to be proud of). Most of the tourists there tend to be Westerners in my observation, who probably have better appre...  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