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Saigon Central Post Office

This grand old edifice was constructed between at the end of 19th century by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area. Its architectural design represents the French colonial style.

The front of the building was decorated in rectangle cases on which the names of the inventors of telegram and electric professions. On the cases are the pictures of men and women wearing laurel wreaths. On the arc of the building, there is a huge clock  with roman numerals instead of numbers. The frames of the windows are creatively designed with engaged piers, crowned with imaginative human-headed capitals. The green window shutters resemble any other French colonial architecture.

 

It was built from 1886 and until 1891 it was completed according to the design drawing of the architect Villedieu. The front of the building was decorated in rectangle cases on which the names of the inventors of telegram and electric professions. On the cases are the pictures of men and women wearing laurel wreaths. On the arc of the building, there is a huge clock. Entering inside, the tourists can have a look at two historical maps: Saigonet ses environs (1892) and Lignes télégraphiques du Sud Vietnamnet du Cambodge (1936) along the two walls.


 

The main entrance of the Central Post Office is decorated with intricate ironwork, creating a strange architectural style drawing curiosity of visitors. Entering inside, tourists in Viet Nam Travel can have a look at  the huge maps of Vietnam on both sides of the building’s main entrance. 

 

The elegant interior is considered to be the most interesting feature of the Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City . The vaulted and shining interior with its glass canopy, huge ceilings and a giant portrait of Ho Chi Minh, has enough to charm you. The counters are laid out lengthwise on both sides and the telephone booths are old style.

 

Currently, the post office has many booths serving for the guests with modern and up-to-date telecommunication equipments through which you can make contact with everywhere inside or outside the country. Besides, there are other good services like mailers on which time has been recorded, sending packages quickly, souvenirs, electronic flowers, electronic presents, etc. However, thousands of people also come to here every day to take in history and culture rather than send letters.

Visiting the Post Office building, you will easily find that its architect is very the same as the European railway stations. The modern skylight of this grand old structure resembles the famous European buildings like Paris" Les Halles or Milan"s Galleria of the late nineteenth century. The central pavilion, with a huge clock and symmetrical extensions on both sides, add to its beauty.

This fascinating building with alcoves and logical fenestration is an outstanding display of French design influenced by Renaissance architecture. The arched windows of the Saigon Central Post Office are adorned with decorative capstones. The fames of the windows are creatively designed with engaged piers, crowned with imaginative human-headed capitals. The green window shutters resemble any other French colonial architecture.  The main entrance of the Central Post Office is decorated with intricate ironwork, creating a strange architectural style drawing curiosity of visitors. Once you are in the Saigon Central Post Office, you cannot afford to miss the huge maps of Vietnam on both sides of the building’s main entrance. The elegant interior is considered to be the most interesting feature of the Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City. The vaulted and shining interior with its glass canopy, huge ceilings and a giant portrait of Ho Chi Minh, has enough to charm you.

This busiest post office of Vietnam not only providing the usual mail services but also offers phones and fax machines for public use. Within the post office, there are also the counters sell stamps and souvenirs. The specialty stamps counter of the General Post Office offers some interesting collector sets for sale.

 

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