Ho Chi Minh City Post OfficeFrench colonial building with over 100+ years of history

Last Update: 25th October 2020
Originally built in 1886 and officially opened in 1892, the yellow Ho Chi Minh City Post Office was designed by the well-known French architect, Gustave Eiffel. It stands close to Notre Dame Cathedral. It is the first post office of Vietnam during the French Colonial Period.
Ho Chi Minh City Post Office Fast Facts
  • Name: Ho Chi Minh City Post Office
  • Location: 2 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
  • Things to do there: History and Culture, Photography, Post Cards
  • Who visits: Photographers, History and Culture Lovers
  • Time required: 1 x Hour

What to expect at the Ho Chi Minh City Post Office

As the largest post office in Vietnam and one of the landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Post Office features a typical European Style. The facade of the building is decorated with fine reliefs. The construction time from 1886 to 1891 is painted under the clock. The interior is decorated exquisitely. The arch-shaped ceiling gives a feeling as if you walked in a tunnel. The round windows with beautiful patterns add more charm to the building. The flower-shaped wall lamps are attractive as well.
You’ll see a large outstanding picture of Ho Chi Minh on the wall as soon as you enter the post office. On both sides of the wall are the old maps of Vietnam below which are the distinctive telephone booths. Locals are used to making long distance calls at the booth. The hall offers the souvenir shop, ATMs, currency exchange office and an information center. Many of tourists to Ho Chi Minh City like to select post cards in the office and send them back home. If you feel a little tired, the circular bench in the hall offers you a place to take a rest.

Best time to visit the Ho Chi Minh City Post Office

The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City Post Office is in the morning as it is not so hot.
You could visit it around the year.


How to get to the Ho Chi Minh City Post Office

Bus 3 could take you to the Notre Dame Cathedral. Then, you could walk to the post office. Alternatively, you could rent a vehicle to it.


Additional Ho Chi Minh City Post Office Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 19:00
  • Tourists can visit the post office for free.
  • You could visit the post office together with Notre Dame Cathedral.

Interested in visiting the Ho Chi Minh City Post Office on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Ho Chi Minh City Post Office among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.