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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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As featured in Ho Chi Minh City for free
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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Set along the main square in the centre of Saigon, the Central Post Office, designed by Gustav Eifel, is a gem. The central hall is always bustling with activity. There are shopping arcades along the hall transversing the main entrance. Various services are offered, and much of the local staff have some English knowledge, making it easy to mail off... More

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Northern California
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The post office is a leftover from the French occupation. Its exterior is extremely ornate, in pink and white stucco. It was built to a design by Gustavo Eiffel and the interior is spectacular. There is also a gift shop there with lots of crafts and souvenirs at reasonable prices.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Greta old building just near the Notre Dame Church. Watch the nearby traffic and brides and grooms having their photos taken in the middle of it all.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing,yet busy place.. Like a working museum.. Could sit and watch it for hours.... Could walk around watching people organising there business in the most picturest environment I could imagine.......

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The working post office is a grand building. you can walk inside to take a look at Ho Chi Minh's large portrait, sit inside the old telephone booths, buy, write and send a post card home or simply sit and cool down and people watch. there also a couple of shops that sell odds and ends.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was okay to see but you can just walk past and enjoy from the outside as inside is very touristy with lots of stalls selling souvenirs etc.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Well worth stopping in here while walking around HCMC. It is a beautiful old building and is impressive to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Another great example of the city's varied architecture. Recommend combining with a visit to the Cathedral, Re-unification Palace & war Remnants Musem

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Right across the cathedral, a classical french colonial building. Take your picture with Ho Chi Minh in the background on the wall.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Nice old building, and inside had old phone booths and clocks. A good place to get postcard and stamps to post back.

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