Saigon Central Post Office

Sai Gon Central Post Office, Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Saigon Central Post Office

Saigon Central Post Office – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s Saigon Central Post Office is a historic site that can be found in the city’s downtown area. It was constructed during the end of the 19th century, making it one of the oldest and most spectacular colonial structures in the city as well as a monument to the architectural style that was prevalent during that time period.

Gustave Eiffel, the renowned French engineer and architect who is most known for designing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, was also responsible for the design of the post office. It is a two-story structure with a brick front and a conspicuous clock tower, and it has a vast interior with high ceilings, marble flooring, and delicate elements such as carved wooden columns and wrought-iron balconies. The exterior of the building is brick.

The Saigon Central Post Office is significant not only due to its architectural value, but also due to its historical relevance as a center of communication and trade during the time of the colonial administration. It is still in operation as a post office in the modern day, providing a variety of services including mail, money transfers, and telecommunications. An original and genuine experience is provided for visitors in the form of the ability to mail postcards and letters directly from the structure.

The United States Postal Service Building is also a well-known tourist destination, drawing guests from all over the world who are curious about the building’s history and architecture. Visitors have the opportunity to take a tour of the building, during which they will be educated about its history and shown a number of items and exhibitions relating to the history of both the post office and the city.

Post office Museum Ho Chi Minh

Those interested in Ho Chi Minh City’s past and the significant part the post office played in the city’s growth should definitely check out the Saigon Central Post Office Museum. When planning your museum visit, keep these things in mind:

  • Saigon Central Post Office is among the oldest colonial structures in Ho Chi Minh City, having been constructed in the late 19th century. It’s a symbol of the city’s long and illustrious past.
  • Gustave Eiffel, the famed French engineer and architect who also created the Eiffel Tower in Paris, was responsible for the building’s distinctive architecture. It has a brick front with a towering clock and elaborate carvings, as well as wooden columns and wrought-iron balconies.
  • The Saigon Central Post Office is a fully operational post office, providing postal, money transfer, and telephone services to the local community. An unusual perk for tourists is the ability to mail postcards and letters directly from the structure.
  • A wide range of displays and exhibits on the city’s and post office’s history can be found at the museum. The Post Office Museum in Ho Chi Minh City educates visitors about the importance of the post office to the growth of the city via displays of antiques and images from the city’s past.
  • The Saigon Central Post Office is a well-known tourist destination, drawing people from all over the world who are fascinated by its unique history and architecture. There are tours available so that guests may visit the exhibits and learn about the building’s history.
  • If you’re interested in Ho Chi Minh City’s past and culture, you should definitely check out the Saigon Central Post Office Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Few Important Pointers

  • The Saigon Central Post Office is a historic landmark that offers a unique blend of history, architecture, and cultural significance. Here are some of the highlights of this iconic building:
  • Eiffel design: The post office was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the famous French engineer and architect who also designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This makes it a rare example of Eiffel's work in Southeast Asia and a testament to his architectural prowess.
  • Intricate details: The post office features a range of intricate details, such as carved wooden columns, wrought-iron balconies, and a spacious interior with high ceilings and marble floors. These details make it a stunning example of colonial architecture.
  • Historic significance: The post office has historical importance as a hub of communication and commerce during the colonial period. It continues to serve as a functioning post office today, offering a range of services such as postage, money transfers, and telecommunication.
  • Museum exhibits: The post office houses a museum with various exhibits and displays related to the post office and the city's history. Visitors can learn about the role the post office played in the development of the city, see various artifacts and historic photographs, and gain a deeper understanding of Ho Chi Minh City's rich cultural heritage.
  • Popular tourist attraction: The Saigon Central Post Office is a popular tourist attraction, attracting visitors from around the world who are interested in its history and architecture. Visitors can take a guided tour of the building, learn about its history, and see the museum's exhibits.

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10am - Pickup from the Hotel

As per your desired timings you will be picked up from the hotel for Saigon Central Post Office tour. The driver will pick you up from the lobby. It is requested to be at the lobby area at the given time; otherwise, the driver won't wait much and might leave the premises.

10:30- 12:30 - Explore the Saigon Central Post Office for 2 hours

You will have two hours to explore the Saigon Central Post Office Museum.It is a great opportunity to understand the historic values of Vietnam with the help of this place.
The Saigon Central Post Office Museum is a fascinating place to visit and learn about the history of Ho Chi Minh City and the role the post office played in the city's development.

1 :00- 1:30 pm - Drop at Hotel

After you have finished exploring the Saigon Central Post Office, you will be picked up again from the post office and dropped off at your hotel. It marks the end of your Saigon Central Post Office tour.

Compare the Inclusions and Exclusions

  • Private Transfers from Hotel
  • Driver Services
  • All Taxes
  • Entry ticket for any Activity is excluded, it is free
  • All personal expenses are excluded
  • Service after 10 Hours is excluded
  • Meals are excluded

Activity Type

Historic

Transfers Type

Private cab - (Only you, car and Driver)

Duration of Activity

Half Day

Activity's Location

Sai Gon Central Post Office, Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Additional Information
Child seats are available upon request
Wheelchairs can only be accommodated in larger vehicles
Is there any entrance fees for Saigon Central Post Office tour ?
No, there is no entrance fee for the Saigon Central Post Office tour. They might ask you for a donation. Lestacworld won't have any control over that.
What is the opening time of Saigon Central Post Office ?
The opening time of the Saigon Central Post Office is 6 a.m.
What is the closing time of Saigon Central Post Office ?
The closing time of the Saigon Central Post Office is 10 p.m.

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Stephen
01/02/2023

They have markets where souvenirs can be purchased for a lot less money than in the Ban Than Market.

After visiting Cathedral and Book Café, you can continue your historical education here, which is a good spot to do it. They have markets where souvenirs can be purchased for a lot less money than in the Ban Than Market.
Ana
01/02/2023

A must-see for history and architecture buffs!

One of Ho Chi Minh City’s largest and oldest post offices is close to the city’s heart and Notre Dame Cathedral. It has a long history. There are gift shops inside the structure, and you may mail postcards to loved ones, friends, and acquaintances—or, better yet, to yourself. A must-see for history and architecture buffs!Thanks Lestacworld for organising this Saigon Central Post Office tour for us.
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