Central Post OfficeCurrently Closed
- Address: 2 Cong xa Paris, Ben Nghe, tp. Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
- Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +84-838221677
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
One of Gustav Eiffel’s iconic designs, the Central Post Office is worth visiting just to admire its beautiful architecture.
The central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in the city, built around 1886. A symbol of pride for Ho Chi Minh, this post office is a prominent landmark located right in the heart of the city.
- Foreign money exchange is also available here.
- Saigon Central Post Office is always included in any city tour, as it’s quite easy to get there on foot, bike or motorbike from other attractions like Reunification Palace or War Remnants Museum can be clubbed along with this.
- You can buy stamps, books, souvenirs and collector coin sets inside.
- Nearest Bus stop: Doi Dien 115 Ter Hai Ba Trung.
- Samsara Bar and Cafe
- Hai Au Restaurant
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95% of people who visit Ho Chi Minh City include Central Post Office in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
29.97% of people start their Central Post Office visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Central Post Office
69.61% of people prefer walking in order to reach Central Post Office
It's very beautiful and immersive inside although I find myself wishing that the place retained more of its post office character. Our tour guide told us that the architecture of the building was kept as how it originally was, which I personally found fascinating. Painted on one of the walls is an old telegram map, which is awesome if you're as fond of old maps as I am. The place has lost most of its functionality as a post office and there are shops littered inside, selling souvenirs, clothes, toys etc. It's more of a market than a post office actually.
I was told this used to be an important hub for Vietnamese locals wanting to communicate internationally as it was one of the few places in the past where you could make long distance calls. Today that significance has diminished obviously but the architecture is still impressive and worth a visit. Inside however has become a bit of a tourist trap with vendors selling souvenirs and the old phone booths have now become ATM kiosks.
A really interesting place to visit. The interior and exterior have been maintained as they were when this was exclusively a post office, it is still a post office (we sent postcards home) along with lots of stalls selling gifts. It is though still an impressive building.
This is definitely worth a visit. The building is beautiful with large statues outside. The building is dey a symbol of power showing Ho Chi Minh portrait incide. To each side there is two gift shops. But this feels like a tourist trap. The prices are a bit high but good if ya want a quick postcard.
Wow. Brilliant place with absolutely great architecture. One of the must see places when on a visit to Saigon. Very centrally locates and has a lot of Shops in case you plan on taking some Souvenirs back home.