Saigon city tour – visit Saigon Central Post Office – an ideal place for mailing

With a unique architecture and still retains the traditional services of a post office such as sending postcards, mailers, Saigon Central Post Office has long been considered as a must visit place and an interesting destination to experience in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon Central Post Office – a highlight in any Saigon city tour
Saigon Central Post Office – a highlight in any Saigon city tour

Located right in the heart of the city center, next to the Notre Dame Cathedral, Sai Gon post office was built from 1886 and completed in 1891 by a very famous architect, Gustave Eiffel and his colleagues. The ancient architectural work is a harmony combination between unique European style and the Asian beauty of decoration. Travel Indochina

The unique architectural design of the post office
The unique architectural design of the post office

People come here, partly to admire the unique architecture of this post, partly to be immersed in an ancient world, from the old mailbox to payphones. The post office still retained 14 telephone booths to serve city residents and also travellers who have communication need and to nostalgia for a memorable bygone era. Travellers can also rest after long walking journey on long wooden benches that already turned hundred years old. Stepping into Sai Gon center post office, you will feel like time past slowly as in every corner, you will always encounter an old Saigon moment. Mekong river cruise

The post office still retained 14 telephone booths to serve city residents
The post office still retained 14 telephone booths to serve city residents

Nowadays, with the development of the internet, cell phones and other modern transportation services, Saigon Central Post Office is now no longer full of guest come to use services as it was before. For over three centuries, the post office is not only a prominent destination for travellers all around the world come and discover the ancient architecture but also to carry out transactions, sending mailers, postcards, etc. Along the corridor of the buildings, there are thousands of souvenirs and pictures about the country of people of Vietnam as well as about an old Saigon are sold to serve travellers

Travellers can buy lovely souvenir in the office
Travellers can buy lovely souvenir in the office

Saigon Central Post Office is the pride of many Vietnamese generations and a great attraction of the city tourist. Your Saigon day tour is not complete without a visit to the this unique post office

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