Saigon Central Post Office: authentic charm by mail

Saigon Central Post Office: authentic charm by mail

The metal structure of the Saigon Central Post Office, one of the finest remnants of colonial architecture, was designed by Gustave Eiffel. Its legend continues.

Sending postcards will no longer be a chore! On your trip to Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Central Post Office will make you want to write for the pleasure of sending your mail. Right next to the red brick Notre-Dame Cathedral, the yellow building was built between 1886 and 1891 by the administration of the French Post, on plans made by Auguste-Henri Villedieu.
The unaltered charm of its colonial architecture is perhaps even more striking inside. Under a metal frame designed by Gustave Eiffel, 30 genuine windows align. Arches, carved wooden panels, original frescoes, antique telephone booths, old pots of glue for stamps, and spaces for writing—our modern age does not seem to have control over the Saigon Central Post Office, where only cell phones betray the feeling that you've travelled back in time.

Saigon Central Post Office
2 Cong xa Paris
District 1
70000 Ho Chi Minh-Ville

+84 (0)8 38 22 16 77