Friday, July 29, 2016

VIETNAM ~Central Post Office-Ho Chi Minh City~

My postcard for the Weekend theme...Postal and Mail Related Cards...see more at  Connections with the world

And I saved the best till last ㋡...great view of one of the city's major tourist attractions... this is still a functioning post’s a piece of living history where even the old fashioned glue pots are still in use for sticking stamps to letters ✉ know that my postcard was sent from there and also the stamps where bought here make this a really special one... Big Thanks Jobbo¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Photo: Thien Thach

The Central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. It was built around 1886 – 1891, based on the design of Gustave Eiffel – a famous French architect. It counts with Gothic, Renaissance and French influences.

Painted on the walls are fascinating historic maps of South Vietnam, Saigon and Cholon, whit a mosaic of Ho Chi Minh  at the end of its barrel-vaulted hall.

 It has long been the busiest post office of the country.


Architecture - Landscapes of  Vietnam
(Issued 16-01-2012)

UNESCO World Heritage - Trang An
(Issued 23-01-2015)


  1. Oh, what a gem!
    I received this summer my first (and only) postcard from Vietnam.

  2. Great card and story - fancy using the original glue pots! I like the stamps as well.

  3. Wow, the cathedral of post. A stunning building.

  4. Hi Gerda, thanks for sharing this card. I have another one but the view is from the inside.

    I'm visiting HCMC in 2 weeks and for sure I won't miss a visit to this post office. Let me know if you want another card from there by dropping me an email, avi_resha at yahoo dot com.