Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Saigon Central Post Office

Do you like receiving postcards?  I do (hint, hint), so I send postcards to my friends when we're travelling abroad so that in case my friends are inclined to send postcards  they will remember us too.  Hayz, isn't that a roundabout way of getting postcards, why don't I just send myself postcards. 

Anyway, while in Saigon, we bought postcards and sent them to some of our friends in the U.S. and in the Philippines.  We had a very pleasant surprise when we went to the post office.  It  should be in postcards.  What a beautiful and magnificent building!

Wikipedia states:
Saigon Central Post Office (Vietnamese: Bưu điện Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) is a post office in the downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the city's main church. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century. It has a Gothic architectural style. It was designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area. Today, the building is a tourist attraction.

Inside, there are also shops selling not only postcards and other post office memorabilia, but also souvenirs for tourists.  Would you believe we bought these rings from there.  We had been to the market and other jewelry stores, but we found what we like at the Post office. 


  1. Beautiful place!

  2. Thanks, Jo. Looking forward to our travel together :))

  3. yea nice building we were there in 2009

  4. Thanks Dusseldork. So how do you rate Saigon in a scale of 1-10, (1 being the lowest and10 highest).


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