Saigon attraction Post Office
Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City Post Office
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Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City Post Office is the largest post office in Vietnam – an architecture with a history of more than 100 years and a place that attracts many tourists when visiting Ho Chi Minh City.
About Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City Post Office
Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City Post Office is located at 2 Paris Commune Square, District 1, located right next to Notre Dame Cathedral. The city post office stands out with its brilliant yellow color and was built from 1886 to 1891 in European style by architect Villedieu and his assistant Foulhoux.
Explore Saigon City Post Office
Inside Ho Chi Minh City Post Office
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The highlight and impression of the City Post Office to visitors is the roofs, large domed doorways along the ceiling of the building. Creamy, shiny tile floors make the space more open. The two sides of the building depict two historical maps of the old Ho Chi Minh City. Green iron columns with rows of wooden chairs are neatly arranged on both sides of the entrance.
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A lot of souvenirs, postcards about the country and people of Vietnam as well as about Saigon in particular are sold to serve tourists along the corridors of the building.
Outside the City Post Office
The striking yellow paint color is the highlight that impresses visitors when coming here. In the middle of the Post Office is a large clock with delicate decorative lines, below the clock are numbers showing the year of construction and inauguration of the building. The city post office has both Western architectural style and cleverly combines some oriental classical features to create an extremely attractive overall.
On the doorways are embossed laurel wreaths and signs listing the inventors of the telegraph and electrical industry: Laplace, Voltaire, Arage, etc.
Today, not many people go to the post office to send letters, but the City Post Office still operates to serve customers with services such as timed parcels, express delivery, souvenirs, flowers, and gifts. …
Some experience visiting the City Post Office
The City Post Office is located in a central location, so you can completely combine visiting Book Street, Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral, September 23 Park, etc. many places.
Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral … are destinations you should not miss in your Ho Chi Minh tour itinerary because not only beautiful but also famous landmarks. It also carries many important historical values of Saigon in general and Vietnam in particular.