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
Central Post Office - Review
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.
Central Post Office Information
- 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.
How To reach Central Post Office by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus stop: Doi Dien 115 Ter Hai Ba Trung.
Restaurants Near Central Post Office
- Samsara Bar and Cafe
- Hai Au Restaurant
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Central Post Office
95% of people who visit Ho Chi Minh City include Central Post Office in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
38.5% of people start their Central Post Office visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Central Post Office
55.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Central Post Office
Central Post Office Food & Nightlife Tours
Central Post Office Sightseeing Tours
Central Post Office Culture & Theme Based Tours
Central Post Office Cruises
Central Post Office Map
Central Post Office Trips
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City Reviews
The Saigon Central Post office is housed in a historical building that's restored and well maintained. It handles various services besides mail and parcels. It's also a souvenir mall. The high ceilings ensure good ventilation, and it's cool inside even on a hot day. Perhaps new buildings could be designed similarly to reduce energy for cooling in the tropics. The old phone booths have been converted into ATMs with privacy. The floors seem also to be original
A working post office with a lot of soveiniers for the tourists that flock here. Cool to look at but not much else to do here. One cool thing that seems popular to do here is to buy postcards and send it back to yourself or some loved ones so that they could received something from Saigon and to have actual stamps from here. You could also buy tickets for Lune Production shows here to save you time from going down a few blocks to buy it at Saigon Opera House.
Love the idea of being able to buy a post card and send it home on the spot, especially in the digital age where you don't ever get to physically "feel" artefacts from abroad. I would say getting a postcard definitely surpasses getting a WhatsApp pic! Nice decor too.
Saigon Central Post Office, located on number 2 Paris Commune, is a post office downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. It was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. Nowadays, it is one of the most famous symbols of the city that attracts thousands of international visitors everyday because of its special architecture counting with Gothic, French influences. It also has a zone to change currency for foreigners, which is very convenient and safe. => nice place to visit
This is a working post office. The building is beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times, Located in the city center and is one of the city's most emblematic architectural structures. There are Souvenirs stalls inside the post office. Opening hours: From 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For sightseeing however, the building may be accessible until later in the day. Entrance fee: Free.