About Saigon Central Post Office

Saigon Central Post Office is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. The charming colonial architecture and ornate decorations make the place the backdrop of many exciting pictures. Built between 1886 and 1891 by renowned architect Gustave Eiffel, it is a beautiful remnant of Vietnam’s complicated history. The post office is still functioning. Tourists are encouraged to send a letter or postcard from here and to be a part of this history. Experience the vaulted roof; arched windows are reminiscent of early European railway stations. An enormous picture of Ho Chi Minh, working phone booths and the beautiful hand-painted maps on either side of the interior walls that depict Saigon and the surrounding area in 1892, are notable attractions in here. Stalls are present here to sell the usual memorabilia, along with "Tintin in Vietnam" covers.

Must See

  • The arches, designed marble floors, and old telephone boxes.
  • Maps of Saigon region, Vietnam and Cambodia.
  • The functioning post office.

How to reach

You may take the bus no. 150 and then either bus 14 or 45 to reach the place.  Cabs are a comfortable option, but as the roads here are often clogged with traffic, it is better to rent a motorcycle to arrive at this place. It is 10.2 km from the city center.

Tips

  • Enjoy the beautiful French architectural works.
  • Send a letter from here to your home and loved ones, and be part of this place's history.
  • Wear comfortable footwear.
  • Don't forget to carry your cameras to capture the mesmerizing views.
  • Be aware of the social etiquette followed here, so the locals you better.
  • Be thoughtful while clicking pictures of the locals; some people might not like it. So, always take their permission first.
  • Always carry an ample amount of water so that you can stay hydrated during your tour.
  • Carry sunscreen if it's sunny outside.

Visit Time

Sunday:              8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday:             7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday:            7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday:       7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday:           7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday:                7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday:            7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Nil

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

30 Minutes

 

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Weather

Broken Clouds 27.77°C

 

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