Saigon Central Post Office Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Central Post Office Front Building

The Saigon Central Post Office (Bưu điện thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) is located in District 1 of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) directly across the road from Saigon’s Notre dame cathedral and within walking distance from other recommended District 1 attractions such as Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Place and the War Remnants Museum

Saigon Central Post Office was designed and constructed by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel (yes of Eiffel tower and Statue of Liberty fame) construction of this great Gothic architectural styled building began in 1886 and was completed in 1891

Entering the Post office you are faced with a large portrait of Ho Chi Minh and along the side wall there are there are old French colonial maps the first of which titled ‘Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge 1936′ translating to ‘Telegraphic lines of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia 1892. And the second is titled ‘Saigon et ses environs 1892′ Translating to ‘Sai Gon and its environment 1892′

Saigon Central Post Office Map Southern Vietnam

 

If you are interested in sending a postcard the centre counter has plenty of postcard packs at fairly good prices, after you have purchased and filled in just head to one of the first few maned counters on the left side of the building to purchase a postage stamp.

 

Saigon Central Post Office Counter

 

Saigon Central Post Office Clock

 

Getting to Saigon Central Post Office


Saigon Central Post Office is located at 2 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and is walking distance from all district 1 hotels, also if you don’t fell like the walk hop onto any of the following buses leaving from Ben Thanh Bus Interchange. All of these buses will take you past the door of the Saigon Central Post Office as well as Notre-Dame Cathedral 3,18,19,26,42,50,52

Saigon Central Post Office is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm every day and entry is free


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  1. Dag Øgle says:

    Dear Mr. Hoffman

    My wife and I wisited Vietnam and the Ho Chi Minh City during an Asian Cruise last November. We saw the Saigon Post Office and used the opportunity to send a postcard to our grandchildren from there, but it never turned up in Norway. The postal code was somewhat incomplete, but not so much that the Norwegian post office should have any difficulties difficulties sorting it out.

    Earlier this month we received a summary replay from the Norwegian post office to our missing report, telleing us that they unfortunately could not find the card. I suspect them not to have given it any priority at all. So, could you help me finding out what the chance is for this postcard not to be sent off to the correct country when marked with the correct street address and land code: NO-07 OSLO/Norway?

    Would you be bothered, or at least find the e-mail address to the Saigon Post Office, so that I can deal with them myself.

    Thank you!

    Best regards
    Dag Øgle
    Oslo/Norway

    • Sorry to hear that your post card you sent from Saigon Central Post Office did not get through.

      I have sent many post cards over the years from here and the majority get to their destination and then there are the few that don’t. Unfortunately there is no tracking for post cards there so is no way to know were it was lost.

      • I ship my thing from there three months agao and u no that there did? they separate my stuff so it came different time now one arrive and later there send the next one but i had no idea what there did or couldn’t believe what they did, now i’m missing my impporant stuff hoping i can get it back, im so piss off. :/

        • I am sorry to hear about this
          I would never send anything valuable either to/or from Vietnam the changes of it being swiped somewhere along the postal system is high compared to western countries. Its possible that your items did not go missing at Saigon Central Post office but somewhere along the way to your destination in either in or out of Vietnam.

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