Saigon in the eyes of any visitor arriving here is a busy city, bustling night and day. But there is also a Saigon attracts tourists by nostalgic destinations with unique architecture. Saigon Post Office is such a destination like that. As one of the best architectural buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Every day there are many visitors come here to visit and explore.
Located at No. 2 on Paris Commune Square (Ben Nghe Ward, District 1), Saigon Post Office is right next to Notre Dame Cathedral. Therefore, traveling here is very convenient, you can easily go by car, motorbike or bus to visit the Saigon Post Office.
Built from 1886 – 1891 by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel, visitors will see the Saigon Post Office dressed in striking yellow paint in the afternoon sun of Saigon with rows of curved windows. In the middle of the Post Office is a large clock with softly decorated lines that easily attracts the view of visitors when first coming here.
What impresses visitors the most is the roofs, the large arched doorway system along the ceiling of the building which is radiated on all four sides to support. If you look at it for a long time, you will see that the curved ceiling of the post office runs like a giant barrel with shiny cream-colored tile floors making the space here becomes large and airy.
On both sides of the building are two historical maps of Saigon with many regions crafted by meticulous, meticulous hand-painted artisans on the walls. The unique architecture combining European style with Asian decoration has made visitors come here to admire and want to leave. Although it has existed for a long time, just coming here, you will still be impressed by the classic and modern beauty of Saigon Post Office.
Looking inside, you will easily see four rows of large wooden tables lining the middle of the post office to serve people wishing to make contact transactions, mail, express delivery, etc. , both sides of the main hall of Saigon Post Office still keep the old mailboxes and old phone booths that remind visitors of a bygone era.
On both sides of the corridor near the main entrance of the building, there are many souvenir shops selling thousands of souvenir products, postcards to Saigon Post Office as well as Vietnam in general or Saigon in particular to serve. for tourists to buy as souvenirs for friends or relatives.
You will think nothing special but it would be a wrong idea if you did not once set foot inside the Post Office building, overwhelmed by the space and unique architecture here. Step inside, visitors seem to be slowed down, any corner of the Post Office or the classic architecture here as if you can stop to imagine and feel a glimpse of old Saigon.