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The Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, or the Saigon Central Post Office (Vietnamese: Bưu điện Trung tâm Sài Gòn, French: Poste centrale de Saïgon), is a post office in the downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the city's cathedral. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. It counts with Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. It was constructed between 1886 and 1891 and is now a tourist attraction.
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This is a working post office. The building is beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times, Located in the city center and is one of the city's most emblematic architectural structures. There are Souvenirs stalls inside the post office. Opening hours: From 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For sightseeing however, the building may be accessible until later in the day. Entrance fee: Free.
Here just a beautiful building, not much information about this place. And posting a postcode seems to be the only activity to do here. Or you can shop around the shops nearby, but their products most likely can be found the same around the Ho Chi Minh city. And here always packed with people, not a nice place to take a rest and enjoy the view of this building
Must see in Saigon! You can see maps of Saigon in the 18th / 19th century and enjoy the French architecture (actually not designed by Gustav Eiffel as falsely assumed by most sources). If you're buying and sending postcards, I strongly recommend buying them within the building and not from some sellers before the post office (although they have nicer postcards). Scam alarm! Buy postcards outside, stamps inside, cards are the same price.
They have maintained the place well.. There is a souvenir shop and a currency exchange shop inside.. Souvenir shop accepts credit card.. but adds an additional cost to the bill.. Pretty good store..
It's a really nice building on the outside and on the inside there's this magic atmosphere where you can imagine what happened in the past in this very place. Only the hall is available to people plus two small galleries to buy souvenirs. 3 stars only because there's not much to see but it makes sense if you'll send some postcards home from.this beautiful place. It's part of this city's history so make sure to read enough about it.
The Saigon Central Post office is housed in a historical building that's restored and well maintained. It handles various services besides mail and parcels. It's also a souvenir mall. The high ceilings ensure good ventilation, and it's cool inside even on a hot day. Perhaps new buildings could be designed similarly to reduce energy for cooling in the tropics. The old phone booths have been converted into ATMs with privacy. The floors seem also to be original
A working post office with a lot of soveiniers for the tourists that flock here. Cool to look at but not much else to do here. One cool thing that seems popular to do here is to buy postcards and send it back to yourself or some loved ones so that they could received something from Saigon and to have actual stamps from here. You could also buy tickets for Lune Production shows here to save you time from going down a few blocks to buy it at Saigon Opera House.
Giving it 3-stars, mainly because it's a fully operational historic post-office with cool temperatures. Otherwise, if it were no longer in operations, it would be much lower. For me, the tacky and tad expensive souvenirs take up the entirely too much space in the front floor-room. It would be nice to be able to walk around and not feel cramped by nic-nacs all around you. I would say, if you are in the area of the cathedral, then it pays to stop-by. But do yourself a favor and mail someone you love a postcard. We don't do this as often as we should, but a postcard from someone you care about miles away goes a long way. Yup, that's about all there is to do there; so you might as well..... Total time needed, 10 minutes tops and that's only if you decide to send a postcard; as when I arrived all of the reps were ready and available to assist.
Saigon Central Post Office, located on number 2 Paris Commune, is a post office downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. It was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. Nowadays, it is one of the most famous symbols of the city that attracts thousands of international visitors everyday because of its special architecture counting with Gothic, French influences. It also has a zone to change currency for foreigners, which is very convenient and safe. => nice place to visit
Love the idea of being able to buy a post card and send it home on the spot, especially in the digital age where you don't ever get to physically "feel" artefacts from abroad. I would say getting a postcard definitely surpasses getting a WhatsApp pic! Nice decor too.
Located nearby Notre Dame Cathedral. Big colonial building with high roof. Many tourists here mailing their postcards. 10th Nov 2017 The central area of the post office has survenoir items. Currently there are many shops in the post office. There is also a money changer here.
The architecture is nice and well-maintained, and the post office is fully functioning (ATMs, currency exchange, tour services) and contains a souvenir shop. There is nothing to do inside, you would have to explore the surrounding area.
Beautiful building and well worth visiting, lots to see. And if youre hot, go next door to the McDonald's, they do ice cream, very good indeed :)).. and the market near here has alot of bookshops which are nice to look in as well :)))
The interior and exterior of Central Post Office, both of them are exceptional and unique, maybe could be considered as one of many symbols of HCMC. But... Nothing is really special about it, except for its signature view of front hall. You should come just to sightsee this place and you could add your visit by looking on the shops inside.