Central Post Office
Central Post Office
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Architectural BuildingsGovernment Buildings
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax lines.
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  • jayyu
    Seoul, South Korea227 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for a quick walk through and around
    The architecture of the building is beautiful, but there isn't much to see here besides that. I stopped here as part of a tour and it only took a few minutes to walk around the outside and inside. Worth a stop but don't plan to spend any extended amount of time here since there simply isn't much here.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 26 April 2023
  • S Sewpersad
    Durban, South Africa5,012 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    "OK Visit"
    A visit to the Post Office as part of a quick stop, after the War Remnants Museum. Interesting architecture and it is still a working post office. Visit if you have some time to fill your itinerary otherwise you can give it a miss.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand884 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful tiles
    A worthwhile stop on a 1st timers itinerary. Beautiful tiles and the old phone boxes are really cool. A lot going on here and really busy. Sell a lot of souvenirs here also. Just opposite the church which is surrounded in scaffolding. Beautiful building and I think its worth a few minutes of your time to look and look through.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Wood77
    Los Angeles, California1,964 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth A Quick Look
    When France invaded Vietnam and later colonized the region as Indochina, their architecture influence went into building this in the 1800’s. This French structure has a beautiful ceiling. Tourists can mail a postcard from here. It’s actually a functioning post office. Additionally Vietnamese citizens went here to pick up pension as well as filing other governmental applications. Free admission. Located across from the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. Unfortunately the church is under construction covered with scaffolding.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2023
  • Jalaky
    Sunshine Coast, Australia471 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a look at this beautiful historical building
    It is worth a look at this beautiful old building which has French renaissance architecture. The inside was abuzz with tourists writing on post cards to send home. It is across the road from the Notre Dame cathedral.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, Colorado967 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eh, just ok
    We stopped here twice, the first time because it was a “must do” and the second time to try to understand why. I understand the appeal of the architecture, but that’s really about it. If you are in the area checking by other attractions, stop by, but don’t have too high of expectations.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Clare
    Dunfermline, United Kingdom162 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a post office…
    It’s a beautiful building but there isn’t that much to see. You can go inside for free. We chose to buy and send 2 post cards. The 2 post cards cost £0.52 and to post them back to the UK was £2.10 roughly. Worth a look if passing but nothing major to see inside other than a pretty ceiling and the ability to send mail!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Céline A
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice building that takes you back in time
    Neither me or my husband has seen something like that before. In our country there is no post office anymore. It's not even commun to send faxes as it practically don't exist anymore in our country. So it was nice to see this beautiful building and all the services that exists there. It aslmost take you back in time.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Abbie Gutkowski
    France6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City
    At Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City, visitors will have access to a wide range of services, all of which are conveniently located under one roof. The friendly staff are always happy to help, and there is plenty of seating for customers requiring additional help. Plus, for those just needing to drop off a parcel or mail, there is a convenient drop-off point.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • HKeater
    Singapore, Singapore31,772 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A post office
    A full functioning post office that is also a tourist must stop and souvenir shop. Beautiful building, all features you’d see in period documentaries. With all us tourists milling around, people can still get on with their post office biz.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
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Candice M
Swanley, UK569 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a fabulous building teeming with tourists. You can see amazing architecture and decorations. Buy a postcard, check out the time in other countries and shop for some local gifts. It was worth a visit but won't take long.
Written 15 April 2024
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William
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A place not to be missed When you visit Ho Chi Minh city. Central location, unique design very beautiful and rich in historical significance
Written 10 April 2024
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Wonder A
Singapore457 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Built in the 1880s, the Central Post Office is a significant symbol of Ho Chi Minh City in view of its lovely Viledieu design. Not only could Visitors enjoy the magnificent view of the building, they could take the opportunity to send a postcard home at the place.
Written 6 April 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
People were crowding the entrance when I arrived. Once, I passed this crowd, I was able to admire this attraction, its colorful celing, painting of Ho Chi Minh, Windows where staff are selling stamps, Post office boxes, etc. People were milling around a store to buy postcards as souvenirs of their visit.

Nore that there are several small stores selling locally made products, jewelries, etc.
Written 31 March 2024
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BobWE
Manhattan Beach, CA748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City is the Central Post Office. this is a must see experience if this is your first or even your second visit to HCM. this is a working post office where locals can pay their bills, process mail, make phone call in old fashion phone booths and browse the many booths for trinkets. The post office is housed in a historical building that is a popular stop for tours and locals who wish to have their photos taken (many wedding photos here). The interior includes many market stalls with a variety of gifts and souvenirs at reasonable prices.

The post office is one of the top tourist attractions in the city and can be visited at the same time as the Notre-Dame Cathedral across the street and the Opera House. Adorning the main wall is a huge portrait of Ho Chi Minh. Admission is free and well worth having a look inside if visiting central Saigon.
Written 30 March 2024
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Yassin
Bolton, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were pleasantly surprised to find a bustling hub of modern mail services alongside its beautiful colonial architecture. The air conditioning was a welcome respite from the heat, and the large range of stamps was a treat for collectors. What impressed us most was the convenient postage label printing and mail sorting machines. It's clear the Central Post Office isn't just a landmark, but a vital part of the city's infrastructure. Whether you're a history buff looking for a photo op or have practical mailing needs, the Central Post Office offers a unique and efficient experience.
Written 28 March 2024
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium11,334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Beautiful historic building, and it's an actual working post office so you can go in and buy stamps and send a postcard to granny, the old fashioned way :-)
Written 22 March 2024
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Blueangelofice
Wodonga, Australia142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This beautiful old building is an actual post office so you can send postcards to loved ones.
There are many souvenirs to look at but it iS A MAJOR tourist attraction so
Very little room and always busy!
You could easily spend 15-20 minutes here getting a few snap shots.
Written 22 March 2024
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Anne B
Sydney, Australia112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
10 minutes will suffice here. Yes some nice wood etc inside but otherwise mainly dedicated to souvenir selling. Surprised at its ranking to be honest. I would put the independence palace the Ao line show at the Opera House and the fine arts museum way ahead of this. So if short on time prioritise those. You will understand Vietnam better for doing so
Written 20 March 2024
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Wills
Australia21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A lovely historic building both inside and outside. The souvenir shop is worth a look and no harassment by the shop keeper.
Written 16 March 2024
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