Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon Central Post Office

Another landmark of the city that is within close proximity of the Independence Palace as well as the Notre Dame Cathedral (in fact, it is just opposite the church) is the Saigon Central Post Office. Unlike our central post office at Dayabumi Complex in Kuala Lumpur (nothing special about it), the building that houses the post office is simply majestic and grand. 

Saigon Central Post Office

Constructed when Vietnam was still part of the French Indochina, the building bears similarly colonial architectures many buildings in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) still exhibit. A little trivial fact for you guys. This Saigon Central Post Office building was designed and constructed by none other than the famous Gustave Eiffel, the man behind the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, France!

The interior

Massive map decorating the building

I spent a good hour or two in the building, writing postcards to be sent to my friends back home. It was so syok (for lack of better words) to do my postal activities in such a beautiful and atmospheric post office.

I wish our post office can be as grand and enchanting as the Saigon Central Post Office.

I curi snapped this photo of two Vietnamese ladies in their traditional costumes


Sharing is caring. A word of advice and a piece of information.

The opening hour of the Saigon Central Post Office is from 7.00am to 8.00pm. If you are postcards enthusiasts or philatelic, there are many choices for you to choose from in the structure, so fret not.  


  1. I sent a postcard from Saigon Central Post Office when I was there. And, that is SYOK!

  2. I sent 10+ postcards when I was there...

  3. their post office so large 1...

  4. Was here way back in 2010. I got attracted with the whole architecture elements here. I wish we had something like this in Malaysia as well.

  5. Qifang: Yes, it is very big and beautiful, so can even buy souvenirs there too...

    Zara AB: Indeed, I wish that we do not left those historical buildings to become dilapidated and instead, give it a new breeze of life...