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Central Post Office

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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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Although the facade is a lovely example of colonial architecture and the interior is a charming, functional old fashioned post office you will take a couple of photos and then move on. Fascinating, however, are the pre-marital couples posing for wedding shots in artificial poses outside. Some of them are standing in the middle of the road with traffic zig-zagging... More 

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Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful building! French architecture, but also large portraits of Ho Chi Minh inside. I love what they've done with the old phone booths. One side is still for phones; they've turned the other phone booths into ATM's, but have kept the historical look. Beautiful!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good looking building but not a venue I would classify as a top attraction. Has recently been renovated so looks in reasonable condition. Can easily be seen from the road when passing by. There are quite a number of buildings built in this style in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This building has been there for almost a 100 years and still fully operational. Beside its aged build and some gift shops, there is noting more to it.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building but it is being given a facelift (with a horrid color of paint) The inside is interesting, be sure to look at the wooden phone booths and perhaps post a card to mail home. Allow 30 minutes to wander about and look into the different alcoves...many of which are now shops

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful example of Colonial architecture. The building is currently undergoing a major renovation that is well under way. While there is little to actually do there, it is nonetheless well worth a visit and it's in the same vicinity as the Opera House, Notre Dame and the Central Downtown area. Stay clear of the over priced souvenirs.

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Limoges, France
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this building almost accidentally.The building is a superb throwback of Colonial architecture and should be a "must" on all Ho Chi Minh City itineraries.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

An example of a beautiful building still being used as a post office. A glimpse into a world quickly disappearing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Cool architecture and its close to the notra dame cathedral. Couldn't spend a lot of time there but its worth a look if your looking to fill some time. Don't buy anything there double the price you can get it anywhere else in ho chi Minh!

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Imposing building from thee outside and architecturally interesting but a souvenir shop inside really.

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