Map &
Directions

Hours
mode_edit
Been here?
Rate it
chevron_left
 
chevron_right

Top Tours

 
Private Half-Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City
"You will be picked up at your hotel at 8 am and head toward your first site.First stop on your tour will be the Independence Palace/ the Reunification Palace. The palace is symbolic of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30 1975 when the North Vietnamese Army tank number 843 crashed through the gates of what was at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.Next you will visit the Museum of American War Crimes/ the War Remnants Museum is the most popular museum of Ho Chi Minh City. It gathers a collection of the machinery weapons photos and documentation of Vietnam’s wars.After the Museum
From $37.00
 
Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day History and Food Tour by Motorbike
"See the center of the backpacker area. Take a brief ride through the area and you’ll notice the contrast of old and new Vietnamese and western. Pham Ngu Lao is the neighbourhood that never sleeps.Visit Tao Dan park a very popular morning stop for locals. Find the bird collector’s corner where every morning elderly men gather to showcase their birds housed in a expensive bamboo cages. Also witness the serene displays of people doing Tai Chi. At this point we will try authentic Vietnamese coffee and have a tour briefing.Moving on to District 3 visit The weapons storage cellar at 287/70 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Street where you find a historical relic on Saigon commandos’ feat of battle. Nearly three tons of weapons were kept in the cellar by Saigon Commandos to attack the Presidential Palace during the Tet Offensive in 1968. It is one among many valuable exhibit 1975.Next is the sweet fragrance of the flower market in Ho Chi Minh City. Here you can get a glimpse of how people live in the intricate neighborhoods and small alleys. District 5
From $75.00
 
Ho Chi Minh City Full Day Cooking Class with City Tour
"This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and taken to HCM Agricultural Villages - HCM cooking school . Once you have arrived The chef will give you with a Vietnamese hat. You will then be guided around the farm where you will have a chance to see various fauna such as cows buffalo chicken duck and fish as well as well as many different types of herbs spices vegetables
From $80.00

Post Office Tips (68)

Post Office

This 19th century building is another great example of the legacy of French colonial architecture left in the City. its still an active post office and the inside is as ornate as the outside and not to be missed.

Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
Jim_Eliason
Oct 12, 2016

Post Office Inside View

The inside of the 19th century French built main post office is as interesting as the outside. It features two large maps, one of south Vietnam and Cambodia and the other of Saigon in 1892. It still functions as a post office today.

Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
Jim_Eliason
Oct 08, 2016

Saigon Post OfficeThe Beauty Cross Three Centuries

Located in the city center, the Saigon Central Post Office is a must-visit destination to foreign tourists. With unique architecture, high aesthetic and at the age of 130, the post office really leaves deep impression in the mind of tourists.

Situated at number 2, Paris Commune Work, district 1, the Saigon Central post office is one of the most typical architectural works in Ho Chi Minh city.
As a harmonic combination of Gothic and French architecture, its appearance and interior enchants visitors.
The post office was built during 1886- 1891, based on the design of Gustave Eiffel- a well-known French architect together with his assistant Foulhoux.
Tourists usually visit here to admire the unique architecture of the post office and be merged into the ancient world, from post boxes to phone booths and feel comfortable to relax on benches polished with varnish and existed for hundreds of years old.

The post office still remains 14 phone booths which are placed in two main lobbies to serve residents here and tourists who want to contact as well as find back a bygone time.

The telecommunication system now has become too familiar to all of us. However, during the period of 20th century, the post office system had not been popularly known in Saigon. It is reason why right from being put into operation, the post office attracted much attention of Saigoners.
The Saigon Central Post Office now is one of the most well-known architectural works of Ho Chi Minh city and gradually becomes a must- visit destination for Ho Chi Minh city tour.
With the unique beauty, the Saigon Central Post Office together with another great architecture work- the Notre- Dame Cathedral with two high bell towers attracts a huge numbers of tourists.
Until now, the post office has been always the central post office of the city. The post office is described with the balance architecture among work items and high aesthetics. All the details are symmetrical and are divided into two sides through a central axis.

AnthonyJames201515's Profile Photo
AnthonyJames201515
Apr 17, 2015

Excellent architecture inside out !

Usually a post office is not in our itinerary when we visit a city.But we visited this one , and we are not disappointed. Saigon Central Post Office (in Vietnamese: Bưu điện Trung tâm Sài Gòn, French: Poste centrale de Saïgon) is the main post office in the Ho Chi Minh City, located near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the city's main church.
This building was constructed when Vietnam was a French protectorate in the early 20th century.
It has a neoclassical architectural style. It was designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area.It was constructed between 1886-1891.
Today this post office is one of HCMC's main attraction,but it still serves its function as a post office.
Inside the Saigon Central Post office of special note are two painted maps that were created just after the post office was first built, the first one located on the left side of the building is a map of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia titled ‘Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge 1892′ which translates to ‘Telegraphic lines of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia 1892”
The second map of greater Saigon is titled ‘Saigon et ses environs 1892′ translating to ‘Sai Gon and its environment 1892.
An antique phone booth are located inside , and there's a huge clock outside.A souvenir shop is located on one side of this post office.The floors and the ceilings are also a highlight of this building.
At the center , there's several desks selling stamps and postcards.
Worth a visit !

ErwinKoo's Profile Photo
ErwinKoo
May 03, 2014
 
 
Sponsored Listings

Hotels Near Ho Chi Minh City

Hotels
253 Nguyen Van Troi St, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Show Prices
Hotels
323 Le Van Sy Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Show Prices
Hotels
242 Tran Binh Trong, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Show Prices
Hotels
132-134 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Show Prices
Hotels
21 - 23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St, Ho Chi Minh City, 70000, Vietnam
Show Prices
Hotels
Corner Hai Ba Trung St. &, Le Duan Blvd, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 70000, Vietnam
Show Prices

CENTRAL POST OFFICE

The Post office doesn't sound like a place to visit unless you want to buy some stamps, but here in Ho Chi Minh city, you must come and have at look at the magnificent outside and inside.

Once again, we have another beautiful French colonial building and one of the oldest buildings in HCMC. The architecture is a mix of Gothic, Renaissance with French influences, different to what I expected to find in Vietnam. I felt like I was in Europe!
The Central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City and the busiest Post Office in Vietnam.

Even before entering, the camera was in action taking photos of the big clock hung over entrance way.
Inside was busy with not only with locals going about their business, but with many Tourists like me, with eyes darting everywhere trying to take a photo without a lot of people!

Where to start....

# Once inside the building I saw two historical maps, one was "Saigon and its environments" created in 1892,showing HCMC in the past, and the other "Telegraphic network in South Vietnam and Cambodia" created in 1936., shows the postal route between the two countries.
# Next were the elegant polished wood phone booths, which are just the same since the colonial period. I loved them!
# Look down at the gorgeous-pattern-tiled floor, very nice!
# Look up to see the massively high ceilings, designed in an arc shape, this really makes it look spacious and grand!
# .Ho Chi Minh isn't forgotten, he overlooks proceedings from a huge picture.

The Post Office sells the necessities, plus postcards and stamp & coin sets, I bought some stamp sets.
Foreign money exchange is also available.

OPEN 6AM to 10 PM.

balhannah's Profile Photo
balhannah
Dec 30, 2013

Post office

HCMC's post office is just across the Cathedral. It has very beautiful architecture. I learned from my friends that it is open even during weekends. If you send postcards it would cost around 3,000 dong each ( to asia and the pacific countries) for the stamps. I sent one to New Zealand and my boyfriend received it a week after.

heydelin's Profile Photo
heydelin
May 12, 2013

The Saigon post office.

The Saigon post office is an attraction in itself as it's a really nice old french building from the 1880's that is still kept as a working post office with regular opening hours and all the hustle and bustle that belongs to a real old fashioned post office.
Inside on the end wall you have a big picture of Ho Chi Minh who is overseeing the whole thing and you have some interesting maps of the Saigon area and the Mekong delta on the walls aswell.
You have all the regular postal services inside the post office aswell as ATM's, a toursit information and a few tourist related shops.
Visiting a post office might not seem as the most obvious thing when sightseeing but in Saigon it's well worth the visit.

cachaseiro's Profile Photo
cachaseiro
Mar 15, 2013

THE GENERAL POST OFFICE

A French colonial building which is situated opposite Notre Dame Cathedral. This impressive building was designed by Gustav Eiffel. It has a luxurious and airy feel to the interior. The glass roof makes the interior of the building very bright and it has an open feel to it.

alyf1961's Profile Photo
alyf1961
Oct 11, 2012

Top 5 Ho Chi Minh City Writers

bpacker's Profile Photo

bpacker

"Saigon Saigon !"
View Member
JonnyVN's Profile Photo

JonnyVN

"Home"
View Member

xuessium

"IMPREXXION: HO CHI MINH CITY"
View Member
SirRichard's Profile Photo

SirRichard

"Former Saigon"
View Member
balhannah's Profile Photo

balhannah

"Ho Chi Minh City 29/3/08 - 3/4/08"
View Member
 
 

One of the French Colonial Landmarks: Inside

This will be the Pictures of the inside of the Post Office Station and you will see that it is still a busy post office, with local vietnamese still patronizing on snail mail.

The Post Office Building, coupled with the Notre Dame Cathedral and Municipal Opera and City Hall, are classic examples of french colonial architecture in vietnam and are the most popular areas to see besides the attractions related to the Vietnam War when in Saigon and the post office stands out as one of the top draws as it was designed by the man who made the Eifffel Tower in Paris a landmark, Gustav Eiffel! It was built between 1886 and 1891, and there are old colonial maps inside that are named: ‘Saigon et ses environs 1892′ which means ‘Sai Gon and its environment 1892′ and ‘Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge 1936′ which translate to ‘Telegraphic lines of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia 1892.

The Saigon Post Office is a functioning post office and also the largest post office in Vietnam. Inside is a classic post office station but instead of just post office materials likwe mails and stamps and envelopes, there are souvenir shops located at the middle of the hallway and at the sideways lateral to the main hallway. the former telephone and telegraph station booths are now ATM Machine booths at the right side but still are telephone booths at the left side.

You will see many local vietnamese still sending snail mails and have them stamped at the various mail counters inside with a big statue of Ho Chi Minh located at the middle of the hallway, facing the entrance.

Admission is free!

Opens Everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

machomikemd's Profile Photo
machomikemd
Jul 02, 2012

One of the French Colonial Landmarks: Phone Booths

This will be the pictures of the Telephone and Telegraph Booths, of which the right side is now converted into a functioning Automated Teller Booths (ATMs) that accepts international ATM Cards and groups like CIRRUS, MAESTRO, PLUS, DISCOVER.

The Post Office Building, coupled with the Notre Dame Cathedral and Municipal Opera and City Hall, are classic examples of french colonial architecture in vietnam and are the most popular areas to see besides the attractions related to the Vietnam War when in Saigon and the post office stands out as one of the top draws as it was designed by the man who made the Eifffel Tower in Paris a landmark, Gustav Eiffel! It was built between 1886 and 1891, and there are old colonial maps inside that are named: ‘Saigon et ses environs 1892′ which means ‘Sai Gon and its environment 1892′ and ‘Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge 1936′ which translate to ‘Telegraphic lines of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia 1892.

The Saigon Post Office is a functioning post office and also the largest post office in Vietnam. Inside is a classic post office station but instead of just post office materials likwe mails and stamps and envelopes, there are souvenir shops located at the middle of the hallway and at the sideways lateral to the main hallway. the former telephone and telegraph station booths are now ATM Machine booths at the right side but still are telephone booths at the left side.

You will see many local vietnamese still sending snail mails and have them stamped at the various mail counters inside with a big statue of Ho Chi Minh located at the middle of the hallway, facing the entrance.

Admission is free!

Opens Everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

machomikemd's Profile Photo
machomikemd
Jul 02, 2012

One of d' French Colonial Landmarks: Souvenir Shop

This will be pictures of the Souvenir Shops located inside the Post Office. You may ask why there are many souvenir shops here at the post office? well, this is one of the major tourist destinations in Saigon, that is why there are some souvenir shops lining the inside of the post office that sells the same kitschy items that you can buy at other souvenir shops in Benh Thanh Market, Dong Khoi Street, Nguyen hue Street and more. Like in other areas, Haggling for the souvenir items are a must!

The Post Office Building, coupled with the Notre Dame Cathedral and Municipal Opera and City Hall, are classic examples of french colonial architecture in vietnam and are the most popular areas to see besides the attractions related to the Vietnam War when in Saigon and the post office stands out as one of the top draws as it was designed by the man who made the Eifffel Tower in Paris a landmark, Gustav Eiffel! It was built between 1886 and 1891, and there are old colonial maps inside that are named: ‘Saigon et ses environs 1892′ which means ‘Sai Gon and its environment 1892′ and ‘Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge 1936′ which translate to ‘Telegraphic lines of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia 1892.

The Saigon Post Office is a functioning post office and also the largest post office in Vietnam. Inside is a classic post office station but instead of just post office materials likwe mails and stamps and envelopes, there are souvenir shops located at the middle of the hallway and at the sideways lateral to the main hallway. the former telephone and telegraph station booths are now ATM Machine booths at the right side but still are telephone booths at the left side.

You will see many local vietnamese still sending snail mails and have them stamped at the various mail counters inside with a big statue of Ho Chi Minh located at the middle of the hallway, facing the entrance.

Admission is free!

Opens Everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

machomikemd's Profile Photo
machomikemd
Jul 02, 2012

One of the French Colonial Landmarks (outside)

This will be a multi part tip. This will be the pictures at the outside area.

The Post Office Building, coupled with the Notre Dame Cathedral and Municipal Opera and City Hall, are classic examples of french colonial architecture in vietnam and are the most popular areas to see besides the attractions related to the Vietnam War when in Saigon and the post office stands out as one of the top draws as it was designed by the man who made the Eifffel Tower in Paris a landmark, Gustav Eiffel! It was built between 1886 and 1891, and there are old colonial maps inside that are named: ‘Saigon et ses environs 1892′ which means ‘Sai Gon and its environment 1892′ and ‘Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge 1936′ which translate to ‘Telegraphic lines of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia 1892.

The Saigon Post Office is a functioning post office and also the largest post office in Vietnam. Inside is a classic post office station but instead of just post office materials likwe mails and stamps and envelopes, there are souvenir shops located at the middle of the hallway and at the sideways lateral to the main hallway. the former telephone and telegraph station booths are now ATM Machine booths at the right side but still are telephone booths at the left side.

You will see many local vietnamese still sending snail mails and have them stamped at the various mail counters inside with a big statue of Ho Chi Minh located at the middle of the hallway, facing the entrance.

Admission is free!

Opens Everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

machomikemd's Profile Photo
machomikemd
Jul 02, 2012

Things to Do Near Ho Chi Minh City

Things to Do

Bitexco Financial Tower

I simply love the BHD Cinema Experience. And they have the best Caramel Popcorn in town! Also for girls who love UK Shopping Brands, they have TopShop, TopMan, Warehouse, etc. over here. For a...
View More
Things to Do

Diamond Plaza

Not exactly a classic Saigon landmark, but it's a favorite with expats. Inside is a mall that's indistinguishable from an American mall, until you look closely at the products on the shelves. Upstairs...
View More
Things to Do

Cholon Mosque

The Cholon Mosque in Saigon's Chinatown is representative of the city's small Malaysian and Indonesian Muslim communities. Built in 1932, the blue and white house of worship is an island of simplistic...
View More
Things to Do

Chinatown

Temple in Cholon (Chinatown). Thien Hau, the lady of the sea is known as Matzu in China and is the chief diety of this temple which sits in the Chinatown of Saigon near the benh thanh market area in...
View More
Things to Do

Fito Museum of traditional Vietnamese medicine

While I confess I'm in the Minchin school when it comes to 'alternative' medicine, the Fito Museum of traditional Vietnamese medicine is worth a trip away from the centre. Set over four floors of an...
View More
Things to Do

Cafe Zoom

WHEN YOU WALK AROUND SAIGON YOU REALLY CANT HELP BUT NOTICE THAT THERE IS QUITE A FEW MOTORBIKES IN THIS BUZZING CITY.. THREE MILLION OR THERE ABOUTS !! THE MOTORBIKES ZOOMING AROUND THE CITY IS A...
View More

Getting to Ho Chi Minh City

Address

2 Cong Xa Paris, District 1

Hours

We don't yet have hours for this Things to Do. Help us improve our info!

Map