Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City
The Central Post Office of the Ho Chi Minh City It is one of the most beautiful buildings in around Saigon. The name given in the Vietnamese language is Bưu điện trung tam, and was built at the end of the 19th century (in the year 1886 to 1891) by the very same Gustave Eiffel, the architect responsible for the building of the Tower Eiffel in Paris. Curiously the post office is located at plaza Cong Xa Paris, just in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral (see map of Saigon).
Saigon Post Office
Exterior of the Main Post OfficeThe facade outside of the post office, choral tone whitish with violet in cream color, have recorded the names and the faces of the characters and more representative of the time inventors. Among these names is the President of the United States Benjamin Franklin, the Italian inventor Alessandro Volta, the British physicist Michael Faraday, French mathematician André-Marie Ampère, Gay Lussac, Oerstedt, Ohm, Arago, Galvani, Foucault, Laplace. Together with the names and the faces, there are also some inscriptions, this was the tribute that he wanted to dedicate Eiffel these illustrious characters related to discoveries and advances in the field of electricity.
Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam
However, what is most striking is the giant clock located on the arcades of the main entrance of the building.
Inside the Post OfficeIt is said that the architect Gustave Eiffel was inspired by a train station for the design of this tourist spot. The post office has in its interior a spectacular dome of gilded capitals that rests on metal pillars painted green. On the ground, the tiles represent antique maps. At the end of the corridor, on the wall a huge Ho Chi Minh portrait, the character who gives name to the city.
Interior of the Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam
Inside the post office can find a souvenir shop, currency exchange offices (see Vietnam currency), Beautiful chandeliers and wooden benches where we can make a stop on our tour of the city.
Photos from the Post OfficeAs a point of interest that is, the post office in Ho Chi Minh offers us some pretty pictures so you can take pictures as a souvenir of our trip to Vietnam.
Central Post Office Saigon.
Exterior of the Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam
Post Office in Ho Chi Minh
Video of the Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh CityHere are some videos of the Central Post Office (exterior and interior), Cong Xa Paris Square and the Notre Dame Cathedral because everything is in the same square.
Videos are 360 degrees to see the various attractions of the area.
Video from inside the Post Office of Ho Chi Minh City
Foreign Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral
CuriositiesVietnamese seals are non-adhesive, so that inside the post office can view multiple glue cans.
In the post office is the only place I know where there are phone booths.