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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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Sydney, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Post office is a classic French design and as such stands out from a lot of the other buildings in the area, it is also quite large and most would think it was something like a train station. The interior is spacious and there are some night designs with the roof structure but apart from that there is not... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You must visit this place. It´s in front of the catedral and all time has people inside because it´s a precios building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Went in, spent about 10 minutes looking around then left. Beautiful architecture and is still a fully functioning post office. Sent a post card to New Zealand for around 1 USD including postage, cheaper than sending a txt home. The souvenir shops are very reasonably priced, no cost for entry to the post office.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Very good example of the architectural legacy of the French occupation . They are all over the city if you look for them

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Nice to see a well preserved functional post office, but for a building with so much history we would have expected some kind of information leaflet or information boards to read.

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I viewed the Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral within 20 minutes. It's something that doesn't take up much time but considering it's a tourist attraction I wanted to see what everyone was talking about. It is beautiful and worth a look but wont take much time to do.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A unique building of this style in a busy Asian city. Ho Chi Minh himself dominates the interior with his giant portrait. But the old style broad counters and the telephone boothes take you back decades to a bygone era.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

designed by EIFFEL this beautiful post office with its old glamour , style and atmosphere must be seen when in SAIGON

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Cavite City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went here on a rainy afternoon and witnessed a pre-nuptial shoot. It wasn't hard to imagine why they would choose the location. The Central Post Office offers a blend of Western and Eastern influences, which is very pleasing to look at. Though, there is not much else to do. Still, this was a wonderful stop that shouldn't be skipped.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Post Office looks stunning from the outside-you can't miss it, it's an imposing pink building. Inside is just as lovely-lots of wood paneling, old phone booths and interesting maps. There are two souvenir shops, one on each side, which sell all the usual souvenirs, including lacquer ware and postcards. I always buy my gifts here, as the prices are... More

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