Saigon Central Post Office – Ho Chi Minh City

The Saigon Central Post Office is a tourist attraction itself. Located across the street from the Notre Dame Cathedral, this area can get very crowded at times.

Upon entering the post office, a huge long archway greets you. The ceiling has glass panes in addition to a white painted ceiling with gold and green accents.  It is a mixture of different architectural styles. The design of the post office is often credited to Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame, but was actually designed by Alfred Foulhoux.

The post office is massive, and has numerous counters. Many people buy postcards at the post office and mail them from here just to say they’ve done it.

There is even a “gift shop” inside of the post office selling many items other than being post office related.

There are maps of Vietnam on either side of the walls.

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ATM Kiosks

Perhaps the most clever idea in the post office is renovating old phone booths into private ATM kiosks.

The post office is definitely worth checking out, as this is a magnificent structure, and most tourists will also be visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral.

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