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Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City

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Completed in 1891, when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina, Central Post Office boasts a fusion of Gothic, Renaissance, and French architectural influences. The building's unmistakably European marble floors and looping arches serve as a reminder of the colonial influence on the region. Look for the antiquated telephone boxes and maps painted on the walls depicting the telegraph lines that crisscrossed Vietnam and Cambodia. You can use this still-operational post office to send postcards from the onsite souvenir shops to relatives and friends. With our online itinerary creator, Ho Chi Minh City attractions like Central Post Office can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Interesting place for a stop and some photos, They have cool call booths and still have it set up like a postal office and sell stamps etc. 
    Interesting place for a stop and some photos, They have cool call booths and still have it set up like a postal office and sell stamps etc.  more »
  • Nothing special. The building is full of stalls trying to sell you overpriced junk. Not worth going unless you're already passing by. 
    Nothing special. The building is full of stalls trying to sell you overpriced junk. Not worth going unless you're already passing by.  more »
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  • Nice historical place and it's interesting that this functions till today. Lots of tourist come here for good photo point and also send post cards from here to love ones via snail mail. Building is well renovated and have a cafe beside this place. There are lots of smaller cafes around the area and very popular among the locals too.
  • If you are visiting Saigon stop by to marvel at the architecture of the Post Office. It’s a really unique building from inside and out. You will see old telephone booths. They have some souvenir shops which sell poor quality touristy stuff. Don’t bother shopping there.

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