The Central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.It was built in 1886 by Gustave Eiffel – a famous French architect. It counts with Gothic, Renaissance and French influences.
There is a large clock on the exterior of the post office and painted on the walls inside are fascinating maps on history of telecommunication system in Saigon. Respectively “Saigon et ses environs in 1892″, translated as “Saigon and the vicinity, 1892″ and “Lignes telegraphiques du Sud et du Cambodge Vietnam, 1936″ translated as “telegraph line South Vietnam and post office 1936 “.
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
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