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Central Post Office

icon-location-red One of the oldest buildings in HCMC

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Duong Hai Ba Trung 125 Ho Chi Minh City

Opening Hours

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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Luat
Local tour guide
"Avoid the crowds and head to the Central Post Office in the early morning to admire its stunning French colonial architecture and snap postcard-worthy photos before the rush of tourists arrives. Don't forget to send a letter or postcard from here, as the post office still functions and it's a unique way to experience a piece of history firsthand."

Right opposite the Notre Dame Cathedral you’ll find a famous building that’s considered to be one of the best places to visit on your Ho Chi Minh City tours – the Central Post Office. With its unique structure and remnant of the city’s past, the Central Post Office is a perfect place for the people who want to enjoy the beautiful design, mail a postcard, write a letter by hand or simply recall the memory of a bygone era.

This building is also (like many others) built  in a French colonial style. The design was made by Gustave Eiffel, who also designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The history of this building started when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. On January 13th, 1863, the post office was first opened to the locals, and the post office issued their first stamp. Gustave Eiffel is the person who had designed the first version. 

In 1864, Saigon Central Post Office began to be more famous in the Southern areas. From 1886 to 1891, the building was rebuilt by French architect Villedieu, and that is the Saigon Post Office we see till today.

The interior is simply stunning and makes a great backdrop for a photoshoot!


Best time to visit:

During the week the Central Post Office is open daily from 7.00am to 7.00pm. On weekends it closes at 6.00pm. The rush hour of this place is from 8:30am- 10 am and 4 pm- 6 pm, so it's best to avoid these times!


How to get there:

The Central Post Office is located near Diamond Plaza and Notre Dame Cathedral. The 3 buildings together make it a popular area in District 1 for foreigners to visit.

If you want to visit here by bus, the buses number: 03, 120, 19, 30, 93 will help you.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City?

The Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City is a historic building that serves as a post office and tourist attraction.

Where is the Central Post Office located?

The Central Post Office is located at 2 Cong Xa Paris Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Who designed the Central Post Office?

The Central Post Office was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the renowned architect behind the Eiffel Tower.

When was the Central Post Office built?

The construction of the Central Post Office began in 1886 and was completed in 1891.

What are some notable features of the Central Post Office?

The Central Post Office features a neoclassical architectural style, a large interior space with arched ceilings, and beautiful decorative elements.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Duong Hai Ba Trung 125 Ho Chi Minh City

Opening Hours

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps