Thursday, November 10, 2016

VIETNAM ~Central Post Office-Ho Chi Minh City~

...I already got a postcard from the outside of this 19th C post office...this one shows the beautiful and grand interior.... a good place to see how a post office was run in the old days...the postmasters are still using old methods to send letters ✉... the whole inside is overlooked by a giant picture of Ho Chi Minh... with great matching stamp!! Thanks a lot Maria!!【ツ】➞Connections to the World
Photo: © Daan Duc Minh

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 “.

Stamps:

Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
Architecture
(Issued 01-07-2014)

The 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare, 1564-1616
(Issued 23-04-2016)

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