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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: Government buildings, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and...
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Type: Government buildings, Architectural 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The post office is more like a train station. I purchased two stamps as souvenirs, which were much more memorable than anything they had for sale in the small gift kiosk. There is a very old gentleman who has worked in the post office for 62 years. He is a translator and can translate from/to Vietnamese from/to French or English.... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We walked past this beautiful building and wanted to check it out. Didn't know what it was before going inside. It was bustling with activity. People sending postcards. Two little gift shops with all the standard tourist stuff. Our kids wanted to sit indie the old phone booths and pretend to talk to each other. We walked in for a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

leave behind this wonderful confection of colonial architecture that could be Paris if you half shut your eyes!! wonderfully preserved and with an interior as elegant as the exterior its a living monument to a bygone era.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building that clearly comes from the mind of Gustave Eiffel. Really worth just grabbing a cold drink (from a coffee shop near by) and just strolling around the structure.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It is a must see if you are interested in monuments and buildings. Colonial charm, and great outside colors. One can imagine how busy it was before 1950s. The building doe snot look alive though, it is more like a relic from the past. Can be given life again and better use. But worth the detour.

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Cornwall
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I tend to visit post offices to buy stamps but this is a real step back in time. A delightful look at the old post office. Recommended stop off point.

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Darwin, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It was is a beautiful building in French Colonial syle which is still operating today. It seems to be a meeting spot for tuorist and locals alike

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Newly painted, bright yellow and it looks great next to the Cathedral. This building is preserved and is very beautiful. You can almost imagine that you're standing inside a French Railway Station and there is very much a colonial style. The elaborate metal work and the varnished dark wood doors for the telephone booths (some still in use), are from... More 

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Hong Kong
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

There are not much very attractive places for sightseeing at this city. This old post office is already relatively more interesting. Ok to stop by for a quick look and take couple of pictures.

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Joshua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Central Post office was designed by Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame and is a beautiful classic French building still used as a post office. It was recently painted intense yellow orange and is quite beautiful and now hard to miss. It also contains tourist type gift shops (2) and there are many street sales people in front of it.... More 

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