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Saigon Central Post Office

By IainHamer
Saigon Central Post Office taken on our Vietnam and Cambodia tour during April 2016.

The Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, or the Saigon Central Post Office, is a post office in the downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the city's cathedral. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century.

The Saigon Central Post Office was constructed from 1886-1891 and depicts classic elements of Gothic, Renaissance and French colonial design. While some mistakenly credit Gustave Eiffel, the famed designer of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it was actually designed by French architect Alfred Foulhoux.

Tags: Architecture Travel photography Post office Historic building Vietnam Saigon Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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