Designed by renowned architect, Gustave Eiffel of ‘Eiffel Tower’ fame, the Saigon Central Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture. It was built from 1886 to 1891 when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina. Today, it is the largest functioning post office in Vietnam. But there is much more here than a classic post office station. On both sides of the building, there are souvenir shops which are a little bit expensive. There are also ATM Machines and at the left side are telephone booths and desks for you to write your letters to send. Another good reason to look inside is the massive mural of Saigon in 1892 with old colonial maps of Saigon and Vietnam-Cambodia. There is also a huge portrait of Ho Chi Minh inside. You will find this grand building just beside the Notre Dame Cathedral, another lovely old French Colonial style ornate building. If you are within the area, you can drop by and send your postcards. But if you have limited time, you can skip this place as there is nothing much here to do other than admire its Gothic architectural design and have a photo at another famous ‘Eiffel’ landmark.
About this blog
- 26,898 hits
- Unexpected Recognitions
- Wandering the Road Less Traveled: My Humanitarian Missions
- Watercolor Painting
- Weekly Photo Challenge
- Weekly Travel Quotes
- World's Unusual Design of Ordinary Things
Nominated for Liebster Award
Nominated for Beautiful Blogger Award
Nominated for Hug Award
Nominated for Versatile Blogger Award
As Featured In…
Gasm Travels © Susan Mae Detera 2012
All Rights Reserved
All content and photos are original content and creations of the author and creator, unless stated otherwise. No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the author, unless otherwise indicated for stand-alone materials.
You may share this website by any of the following means:
1. Using any of the share icons at the bottom of each page (Google Mail, Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, GoogleBuzz, Pinterest);
2. Providing a back-link or the URL of the content you wish to disseminate; and
3. You may quote extracts from the website with attribution to https://maedetera.wordpress.com
However, excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Susan Mae Detera and Gasm Travels with appropriate and specific direction to the original content by adding the link: https://maedetera.wordpress.com.
For commercial parties interested in my work and photography for publication or for advertising, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.