Holidays in Saigon Central Post Office

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Saigon Central Post Office featuring interior views and heritage architecture

Make sure you write your postcards in Ho Chi Minh City, as it’s a great excuse to visit the city’s stunning 19th-century post office.

Even in a city with such a great wealth of colonial architecture, the superb Saigon Central Post Office is a notable highlight. Step inside to marvel at the sublime barrel-shaped hall with its cream tiled floor and to admire intricate hand-painted maps on the walls.

Designed by the French architect Gustave Eiffel and completed in 1891, the, Saigon Central Post Office is renowned as one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Vietnam.

Take a few moments to admire the building’s features from the street outside and you will see the rows of arched windows, the large clock above the main entrance and the red and yellow Vietnamese flag flying overhead.

When you step inside, you will instantly notice the high curved ceiling that runs the length of the spacious main vault. Supported by green iron poles, this would not look out of place in a 20th-century British railway station. On the walls on either side of the main hall, look for several hand-painted maps. Take a closer look to see Saigon and other parts of South Vietnam in stunning detail.

Make your way across the shining tiled floor, past rows of operational phone booths and desks to the far end of the vault. Examine the colorful mosaic hanging on the wall which depicts the revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh in exquisite detail.

If you don’t have anything to mail, head outside to the entrance where souvenir sellers often converge. Purchase a range of memorabilia along with postcards and artistic pictures. Stamp collectors can also find an array of rare stamps on sale inside the post office.

Find Saigon Central Post Office on Cong Xa Paris Street just across the road from Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral. As a fully functioning post office, the building is open through the week.

3207 Cheap Hotels Near Saigon Central Post Office

Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
10A-10B-10C Le Thanh Ton St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$78 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Located in District 1, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Consulate Area and Ben Thanh Market. Dong Khoi Street and Ho Chi Minh City Hall are also within 2 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (944 reviews)
"Great hotel right across the street from Japantown. Walking distance to shopping (even in the heat of HCMC)."

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
New World Saigon Hotel
New World Saigon Hotel
5 out of 5
76 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ben Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City
Fully refundable
The price is AU$115 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
This luxury hotel is located in Ho Chi Minh City (District 1), near the airport, Ben Thanh Market, September 23 Park and Tao Dan Park. Also nearby are Bui Vien ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (994 reviews)
"Good place to come for the staycation! Very nice staffs with good attitude, friendly and welcome. Will come back again!"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2022

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Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
5 out of 5
88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$150 per night from 11 Feb. to 12 Feb.
Located in District 1, this luxury hotel is steps away from Nguyen Hue Walking Street and Opera House. Takashimaya Vietnam and Notre Dame Square are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (403 reviews)
great hotel close to old iconic buildings
"perfect central location great chinese Li Bai restaurant all staff members friendly and caring highly recommended ++++"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2021

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Top Saigon Central Post Office Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Cochin Zen Hotel
Cochin Zen Hotel
4 out of 5
46 Thu Khoa Huan St, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$44 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
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New World Saigon Hotel
New World Saigon Hotel
5 out of 5
76 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ben Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$115 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
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Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
10A-10B-10C Le Thanh Ton St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$78 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
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Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
5 out of 5
88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$150 per night from 11 Feb. to 12 Feb.
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Hôtel des Arts Saigon - MGallery Collection
Hôtel des Arts Saigon - MGallery Collection
5 out of 5
76 78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$155 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
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Sofitel Saigon Plaza
Sofitel Saigon Plaza
5 out of 5
17 Le Duan Boulevard, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$111 per night from 9 Feb. to 10 Feb.
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Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
4 out of 5
59 - 61 Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$73 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.
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Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
5 out of 5
8-15 Ton Duc Thang St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$115 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
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InterContinental Saigon, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Saigon, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Corner of Hai Ba Trung St & Le Duan Blvd, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is AU$200 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
InterContinental Saigon, an IHG Hotel
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