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 Central Post Office is really a testament to Ho Chi Minh's stature in this country. The people seem to revere him, referring to him to as either 'Father Ho' or 'Uncle Ho' by different guides...  more »
  • A working post office. French colonial style with old type kiosks. Huge building with ornate decor. Various stalls inside selling usual souvenir type goods . Free to visit and next door to Cathdral.....  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
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