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Central Post Office

At the top of Dong Khoi St opposite Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax lines.
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Panaji
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

It was an wonderful sight to see this old post office and the way its is maintained. the 84 year old man still doing his job at this post office is another feather in the cap and the way the post office is portrayed with some commercial activities is worth taking a cue especially for Indian post offices.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It's a post office. Different about it is it's just a big pretty post office. But it is worth a quick visit because it's just fun looking at it and walking around inside to why it interest people. Haha. Why not check it out? Your on holiday!

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Famous because of its designer this is worth a brief visit but at the end of the day it is just a post office. There are some stalls inside selling touristy stuff but the ceiling is now water damaged and the place needs some work on it.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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129 reviews 129 reviews
69 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Pleasant early Third Empire building, but not worth a special trip just to see it. Convenient to the cathedral and other central HCMC attractions, and certainly worth crossing the street to enter. There's work being done on the exterior just now, so you cannot see the entire facade, but the interior is quite pleasant. Be advised that there are a... More

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Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Nice architecture inside. Seems like most of it had been retained. Loved that it has remained a post office til this day, and nlt turned into some touristy museum. See locals sitting at the desks in front of the counters actually writing their mail. Couple of souvenier shops and tour agencies out in front but non pushy. Nice to sit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If you're fascinated with old architecture, this is the place you want to check out as well. It's just across Notre Dame Cathedral. I love the designs on the ceiling, and it's big. A lot of tourists were there too, we were there almost noon, I'm not sure if there will be less people early morning or late afternoon.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It was great to get an insight into the building, and meet the old man letter writer who still works there every day. The gift shops also had some nice things that I didn't see in other places.

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Designed by Effiel it has nice architecture and features. Inside it is an operating post office, souvenir shop and mini market. There are people everywhere, tourists and hawkers. Little did we know there were pick pockets or rather a guy on a motorcycle who ripped a gold chain off someones neck as he rode past. Other than the post office... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

If you like history, you must go there. u can see the building made by France when colonialized before in vietnam.

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

interesting outside, lovely inside. Take your time and send a postcard if you still remember how to do it :)

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