Saigon Central Post Office

 

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Saigon Central Post Office is located at 2 Paris Commune street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh city.

After defeating Gia Dinh citadel and invading Sai Gon, the French colonial established a communication system and Sai Gon post office was built on November 11, 1860. In 1886, Sai Gon post office was restored with modern scale and officially inaugurated in 1891. Saigon Post Office building is a famous architecture of the city, connecting between Europe and Asia architectural style.

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The unique beauty of the post office building is  more attractive because of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in front together with two 60-meter high bell towers. Since then, the building has always been the post office center of the city. The building is highlighted by symmetric features of high aesthetic construction items. Such these items are made symmetric through a central axis. The building inside is big and airy with a lot of space. The ceiling was designed with arc shape which was carried by the two rows of steel pillars. This makes the building look grander and more stable. Also, the building looks just perfectly in harmony with the outside, considering its arched windows creatively designed with engaged piers, green window shutters or the main entrance with intricate ironwork.

Walking inside, the first things you notice are the two maps: Saigonet ses environs, 1892 describing Ho Chi Minh City in the past and Lignes télégraphiques du Sud Vietnamet du Cambodge which is the postal route from Vietnam to Cambodia.

The Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City is a must-visit place for foreign tourists to this city. They come to admire the more than 120 year- old ancient architecture.

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