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Central Post Office

Address: At the top of Dong Khoi St opposite Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Owner description: This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax lines.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our Tiger Tours trip (see review for Tiger Tours also) and enjoyed both seeing the Post Office and also purchasing local post cards. Having a local guide with Tiger Tours added so much to the experience as well, and we enjoyed buying both post cards and other local items here. The terrific Tiger Tours guides pointed... More 

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The Central Post Office is a lovely building in the heart of HCMC and it still functions as the primary post office for the city. Somewhat interesting place, and the architecture is quite impressive.

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

A really atmospheric place, needs to be seen. Has I believe the only post boxin the city as well as other things but even just to pop in is worth it

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

You get very few post offices in the world as stunning as this one. Fantastic architecture & a real eye catcher as you walk through the city.

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Seignosse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Very nice colonial post office. Outside are lots of charming little cafés and shops. We loved the Notre Dame basilica and the colours in the Post Office.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The building is well worth a look while you pick up some of the cheapest quality souvenirs in Vietnam.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Lots of souvenirs to buy and a row of ATMs inside. I thought it was odd that this should be on the city tour, but it is worth a quick look

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

After visiting the cathedral you can admire the architecture of this building and if you're lucky photo bomb a wedding shoot. It's a popular spot for wedding shots and other photo ops. In addition you can mail a postcard and use the bathroom while you're there. You can even buy jewelry there. They have vendors selling it inside. If you... More 

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Perth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The building is well worth seeing with its vaulted ceilings and imposing presence. I was surprised by how much activity there was in there mid-morning. It includes kiosks selling souvenirs.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

It may surprise readers to find out how highly I rate ths iconic building. It is one of the few places where you can actually see yourself back in the 30s , a Peugeot outside the door, sending an important telegraph back to Paris. Lifting your eyes above the tourists are maps of old Saigon and French Indochina . The... More 

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