Completed in 1891, when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina, Central Post Office boasts a fusion of Gothic, Renaissance, and French architectural influences. The building's unmistakably European marble floors and looping arches serve as a reminder of the colonial influence on the region. Look for the antiquated telephone boxes and maps painted on the walls depicting the telegraph lines that crisscrossed Vietnam and Cambodia. You can use this still-operational post office to send postcards from the onsite souvenir shops to relatives and friends. With our online itinerary creator, Ho Chi Minh City attractions like Central Post Office can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Create an itinerary including Central Post Office
Tours to Central Post Office
$39 BOOK WITH VIATOR Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Tour from Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
$17 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small-Group Scooter Tour of the Highlights in Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
$108 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private & All-Inclusive Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems
Duration: 7 to 9 hours
$34 BOOK WITH VIATOR Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour
Duration: 5 hours
Central Post Office reviews
Normally packaged with crowds, locals and tourist, today during Covid time almost deserted like nobody knows it. Notre-Dame church ⛪️ in scaffolding suit next by and square just few people...
Normally packaged with crowds, locals and tourist, today during Covid time almost deserted like nobody knows it. Notre-Dame church ⛪️ in scaffolding suit next by and square just few people... more »
A fantastic French Colonial architecture building having Roman archesxand gilded glass windows. This building houses old telephone boxes and historical Pictures. I first visited in Dec 2019 and its a.... more
A fantastic French Colonial architecture building having Roman archesxand gilded glass windows. This building houses old telephone boxes and historical Pictures. I first visited in Dec 2019 and its a.... more »
Such a beautiful building, wonderful learning its history. The building is really well maintained, and it beautifully clean inside and outside. The decor inside is also beautiful! They have lovely trinket shops inside as well for some souvenirs. Although they tend to be more pricey than the other main market in the city (but I suppose it depends on where you want to go). Definitely worth a visit when in the city.
One of our favorite tourist spots. When we first heard about it we thought it sounded ridiculous to visit a post office as a holiday excursion, but a holiday friend we met at the pool said we would love it. They were totally right. The building is lovely, there are nice trinket shops inside, and a little “book street” next to door where you can relax and grab coffee. As an added bonus it’s right next to the cathedral.
Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Ho Chi Minh City
Hidden gems in Ho Chi Minh City
Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City
Historic Sites in Ho Chi Minh City
Museums in Ho Chi Minh City
Nearby attractions in Ho Chi Minh City
Trips in Central Post Office by other users
30 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Bangkok Patong Chiang Mai 7 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA Ho Chi Minh City Duong To Hoi An 21 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Hanoi Da Nang Ho Chi Minh City 18 days in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos BY A USER FROM GREECE Hanoi Hoi An Ho Chi Minh City 18 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM GREECE Athens Hanoi Hoi An 29 days in Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Hanoi Hoi An Ho Chi Minh City