Central Post Office Description:
The Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the best preserved French colonial structures in District 1.
Designed by none other than Gustave Eiffel, best known for creating the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Central Post Office is a favorite among travelers exploring the colonial architecture leftover from French Indochina. The building’s neo-classical façade is as pristine as the day it was completed in 1891. The vaulted ceilings inside the Central Post office are as grand as anything found in gothic churches, and the tile work on the floor is kept beautifully polished.
Best Time to Visit Central Post Office:
The best weather to visit the area is during the dry months between December and April. High temperatures start in May and run through November, but the afternoon rain showers help keep the atmosphere cool in the evenings.
How to get to Central Post Office:
The Central Post Office is centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, where the majority of the intact colonial architecture can be found. Guests on our luxury tours of Vietnam reach the area in a private vehicle, and usually visit the Central Post office while exploring other historic buildings like the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, which is located just across the street.
Central Post Office Highlights:
The Central Post Office is one of the favored stops in French colonial area of Ho Chi Minh City. It should not be missed when touring the area.
Appropriate Attire :
Western-style clothing options are fine to visit the Central Post office in, but if you’re planning to stop by the Notre Dame Cathedral before or after, it’s best to dress conservatively.