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Address: At the top of Dong Khoi St opposite Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84(08)829-6862
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax...
This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax lines.
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Visit the old man

We stopped by the post office during a tour of Saigon. The building itself is beautiful and still a working postal office. What is special about the post office is the 85 year old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building both inside and out. Felt like I was stepping back in time when walking inside and seeing the old fashioned telephone boxes and clocks, as well as the counters. Apparently it was designed by Gustaf Eiffel who designed The Eiffel Tower. It's very close to the Notre Dame Cathedral so you can visit them both. Remember it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped by the post office during a tour of Saigon. The building itself is beautiful and still a working postal office. What is special about the post office is the 85 year old gentleman who has been working there since he was 17! He still rides his bike uncle to work and has translated and written letters for people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This has a very pretty exterior and is a colonial meeting point. It appears to be a stop on all the tours but if you don't visit it, you will not be missing much. The souvenir arcade inside is quite tacky.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture and still working as the central post office. Worth dropping past to view both inside and out.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Nothing much really.. But nice structure. Just next to the Cathedral as well so we went. Saw a couple having a prenup shoot there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you happen to be in the area by the post office it is certainly worth seeing. The Cathedral is just across the road as well as a selection of coffee shops (as with all of Saigon). The architecture of the post office is very impressive but it is regularly swamped with other tourists making it very difficult to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

considering saigon is so new there aren't many attractions, the post office is one of them, we where going to go to fed ex to mail a ton of extra stuff home since were backpackers and it cost twice as much as going to the central post office. The guy who designed the eiffel tower also designed the post office... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Wow what a great looking building,fantastic architecture and when you go in it's like stepping back in time,a piece of French indho China.go in and have your photo taken next to the phone booths😀 We booked our tour here for the co chi tunnels$13:00 each😀 close to the Norte dam church so,easy to do both attractions in the same morning/afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The building is nice however once you get inside it's just a whole bunch of people selling stuff. It's in a good location as it's easy to get to but I wouldn't go out of my way to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is an astounding building from French Colonial ERA. You can get your postcard stamps here and mail them from a special counter on the right. Entering the building look forward and up and Uncle Ho is there watching over everything. The are good gift aisles in the left and right wings. It won't take long to see but a... More 

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