Central Post Office
Central Post Office
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax lines.
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David M
Hong Kong, China25 contributions
Oct 2022
This is one of those sites where if you bring your family, after about 10 minutes everyone is standing around asking what's next.

This functioning post office with gift shop is no doubt a great work of architecture. But it you are not into architecture, then not sure of the point for you.

Now that being said, as you are sending around outside in the square, off to the left you will notice the building in the iconic US evacuation photo where people of trying to get on a US helicopter. The CIA building is still standing and well that is pretty interesting to see from the square of the post office.
Written November 7, 2022
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Rashid Isa Rishi AlHeddi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,260 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
A fantastic French Colonial architecture building having Roman archesxand gilded glass windows. This building houses old telephone boxes and historical
Pictures. I first visited in Dec 2019 and its a must visit place anytime a visitor is in Saigon now renamed Ho Chi Ming city.
Visitors queue up to post letters home to get a much prized Date stamp bookmark on their letters.
Right next in the square is the Notre Dame Cathedral another must visit place.
Written July 11, 2021
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Liesel
52 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
The actual post office building is beautiful and steeped in history. Visiting here was a definite highlight walking ourselves around HCMC. The only disadvantage were the surrounding hawkers who harassed us to buy stuff....all the same stuff you see everywhere. Unfortunately one of them cracked a coconut open, handed it to me and then demanded 150 000 VND for it. Had no choice but to pay as he got very angry at us. The authorities need to crack down on this. When vendors refuse to put prices on their wears, be warned that their intentions are not honest. Had the same.problemnatvthe market.
Written November 24, 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Mar 2019
Constructed between 1886-1891 by French Colonialists, this delightful and impressive work of art possesses Renaissance and French inspired architectural details. While inside the still functioning post office, note the intricate marble floors, the old telephone booths and clocks which reflect differing time zones. The soaring arched ceiling and its arched windows lend an additional graceful beauty. The exterior is painted in golden yellow with white trim and green windows, shutters and molding detail. The plaster embellishment above the door is one of the most memorable features, with a large clock below. Attractive wrought iron bracing under the entry's overhead protective cover and lamp posts all contribute to this very pleasing architectural achievement. Numerous overpriced souvenir vendors are located on or near the property, which stands across the road from Notre Dame Cathedral.
Written February 19, 2020
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DuncanTCH
Rensselaer, NY776 contributions
Nov 2022
The Central Post Office is not a long visit...about 10 minutes is all you'll need. The outside of the building is beautifully ornate and is surprising open on the inside. The tile work on the floor is beautiful and the maps on the wall are interesting in their depictions. A quick glimpse is really all you need.
Written December 1, 2022
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
As part of a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City we visited this huge post office. Built over 100 years ago it houses a great deal of history and it’s a super interesting building especially indoors. The ceiling is spectacular, adorned with much elegance.
There are a large number of vendors selling souvenirs and other items, Quite a market place considering it’s a post office. It also does serve as a regular post office and the line was pretty long as many locals and tourists use it. One of the vendors was selling stamps collectible stamps she’s very appropriate.
Outside are some very nice statues
Written February 15, 2020
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eileent3821
Singapore, Singapore1,694 contributions
Dec 2019
The Central post office was designed by Gustave Eiffel - the same architect of the Eiffel tower. It was built during the French colonial period and is probably close to a century old. Enter the post office and you'll notice the immense ceilings, giving you the feeling of a train station and you can't miss the portrait of Ho Chi Minh and the nice phone booths have been turned into ATM machine booths. They sell postcards, stamps and many souvenirs very cheap or at least not overpriced.
Written January 22, 2020
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The Travel Turtle
Bengaluru, India14 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Beautiful place to hang out , spend some time here ... You book get city tour upon a bus .. which cost around 150.000 dong and you can also take pictures of notre basilica Jesus . Good place it is . Small market over here and toilet/washroom also available at 3000 dong
Written November 22, 2022
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MilamberNZ
Auckland, New Zealand115 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
A beautiful building that showcases some of HCMC colonial heritage. You walk in the doors to an open space, with counters around most edges and three large paintings - two that illustrate the country and city. It was lovely and right beside the Notre Dame Cathedral too! Stop off at the gift shops on either side as they were great for a sneaky little purchase.
Written July 9, 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Jan 2020
The magnificent construction, sided by "Notre Dame Cathedral", will certainly catch your eyes while visiting Ho Chi Minh City. This is the old Saigon's "Central Post Office", built in the last years of the 19th century, after a project by French architects Alfred Foulhoux and Auguste Henri Vildieu. As a remnant of the French colonial period in Indochina, it has characteristics of the Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles, as well as French influences. Its artistic facade, internal domes and vaults, arched windows and wooden shutters are a perfect mix of Western and Asian styles. A giant clocks hangs above its main gate. Inside, check the ancient red phone booths and President Ho Chi MInh's portrait on the back wall of the central hall. Be ready for crowds and vendors, as there many stalls selling souvenirs, lacquerware and all the trinkets you may imagine, even "postcards and postage stamps"! Amazing! Visits to the "Central Post Office" and the awesome neighboring "Notre Dame Cathedral" can be easily combined. Enjoy!
Written November 30, 2020
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