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Address: At the top of Dong Khoi St opposite Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Phone Number: +84(08)829-6862
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax...

This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax lines.

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This is part of history, we loved it. it is old and very stylish. Would be good to have more things around explaining how important this post office was back in the days.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is part of history, we loved it. it is old and very stylish. Would be good to have more things around explaining how important this post office was back in the days.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a pretty cool post office very different than any you've seen before. It was a bit weird to see a French colonial style in the middle of Ho Chi Minh but a nice change. I wouldn't make an extra visit just to see it but if you're in the area stop bye to check it out.

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Thank Delilah F
Sleepy Hollow, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been in the area and inside some of the historic sites and all are worth visiting The post office is in an area of noted dame church and the building referred to the old embassy building atop of which the famous helicopter sat while taking on refugees during the fall of Saigon.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

HCMC has quite a few old Colonial style buildings and The Central Post Office is one of them.Looking around inside you get a feel for times past. I particularly noticed two banks of elegant wooden telephone kiosks. If the system was the same as the GPO (when I worked there over 40 years ago) International calls could be booked and... More 

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Thank Brian R
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a visit here with our guide. Pity we are now in the age where correspondence by letter has been taken over by internet. Must have been wonderful in its day. Lovely building and particularly liked the counters without barriers and picture made of stamps on show of Minh

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Thank Terrie15
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The French built this way back when. What I found interesting was the historical map on the wall showing telegraph lines in the 1930's. It is fortunate the building did not suffer damage during the war. It's free to walk around. See my other reviews for Ho Chi Min City.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The visit the French colonial post office was very enjoyable, the architecture and murals in building the were interesting.

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Thank Marilyn H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This post office is a beautiful building and is based just metres away from the cathedral so you can see two sights within a few yards of each other. The interior of the post office is almost as impressive as the facade. The enclosed wooden phone booths are from another era.

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Thank Declan C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick visit is all you need probably less than 10 minutes but it's pretty and has history so if you're near the cathedral go.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing must-see building in Ho Chi Minh City. Still interesting even when I had been here before. It is a functioning post office where you can get all postal service as well as buying souvenirs. Best of all, it is free and there are benches to sit, to rest, to write postcard, to daydream...

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