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“Beautiful Structure” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Central Post Office

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
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax lines.
Brisbane
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“Beautiful Structure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is worth visying if you enjoy architecture however maybe not worth the effort if you do not.

I thought it was quite stunning and great to see it in relatively good condition. The main central hall and atrium are wonderful.

Nice spot just to gaze and admire. Plenty of touts however ..

Visited October 2012
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Pattaya, Thailand
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The building is a superb example of French Architecture and a stunning building to walk around. It was teeming with customers going about their daily business seemingly somewhat oblivious to the large amount of tour groups wandering around.

Visited October 2012
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“Shop till you drop!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The Central Post Office is more about shopping than anything else. There are vendors are throughout the building and outside as well. You can get some very good buys, but bargain a bit. The stamp display at the main counter is also very interesting and you can buy sets of stamps if you are a collector.

Visited September 2012
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Chicago
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“Beautiful Building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The post office is across the street from Notre Dame Cathedral so you can see both at the same time. A beautiful interior unlike any of the U.S. Post offices. I like attractions like this as they are free, quick and there are no lines to get in. You will also see many brides outside taking wedding photos in front of Notre Dame in their wedding gowns as it is a custom to do so a few weeks before the wedding. I took my own pictures of all the beautiful brides.

Visited October 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“not much to see here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you go on your own, you may not know exactly what to look for or what is of interest in the Post Office. Take a guide book or hire a guide. HCM lacks a bit in the way of tourist attractions. If you are looking for something to do, check this out. If there are other sites to see, then do those instead.

Visited October 2012
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