Saigon Central Post Office

Situated in the downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, the Saigon Central Post Office is well worth your visit while you are in Ho Chi Minh City. It was constructed between 1886 and 1891 when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century. It has a neoclassical architecture style and its design was originally from the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area. This is still very much a working post office. Across the street from Saigon Central Post Office lies Notre Dame Cathedral, so you can photograph both sights in the one visit. Even if you don’t have a bundle of postcards to send to the relatives back home, you should still drop into Saigon Central Post Office to admire the interior. Check the working phone booths, and the beautiful, hand-painted maps on either side of the interior walls that depict Saigon and the surrounding area in 1892, and the former telegraph lines of Cochin China. Souvenir stalls off either side of the entrance sell the usual memorabilia, including a large selection of fictional “Tintin in Vietnam” covers.

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