The Central Post Office was constructed between 1886 and 1891 by Gustave Eiffel. It is located in heart of Ho Chi Minh city.
The architectural design of this Central Post Office represents the French colonial style.
It is no doubt the biggest post office in Vietnam and is an important commercial center of the Ho Chi Minh City.
Due to limited Internet access in business enterprises and hotels, this Central Post Office also serves as a major communication center of the city where natives and tourists get in touch with the rest of the world.
This classic colonial structure stands right next to the Notre Dame Cathedral, at the famous Paris Commune Square in the Ho Chi Minh City.
The Post Office building reminds you of the European railway stations. The modern skylight of this grand old structure resembles the famous European buildings like Paris’ Les Halles or Milan’s Galleria of the late nineteenth century.
The central pavilion, with a huge clock and symmetrical extensions on both sides, add to its beauty.
This fascinating building with alcoves and logical fenestration is an outstanding display of French design influenced by Renaissance architecture.
The arched windows of the Central Post Office are adorned with decorative capstones. Engaged piers, crowned with imaginative human-headed capitals, make the frames of the windows. The green window shutters resemble any other French colonial architecture.
The main entrance of the Central Post Office is decorated with intricate ironwork.
Once you are in the city’s Central Post Office, you cannot afford to miss the huge maps of Vietnam on both sides of the building’s main entrance.
The elegant interior is considered to be the most interesting feature of the Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City. The vaulted and shining interior with its glass canopy, huge ceilings and a giant portrait of Ho Chi Minh, has enough to charm you.
This busiest post office of Vietnam besides providing the usual mail services also offers phones and fax machines for public use. Stamps and souvenirs are sold from the counters within the post office. The specialty stamps counter of the General Post Office offers some interesting collector sets for sale.
To make your trip to Vietnam ever memorable, spend some time to visit the famous Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City.