Saigon Central Post Office

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Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Central Post Office (Vietnamese: Bưu điện Trung tâm Sài Gòn, French: Poste centrale de Saïgon) 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. It counts with Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. It was constructed between 1886-1891 and is now a tourist attraction.[1]

It was designed by Auguste Henri Vildieu and Alfred Foulhoux, as well as Gustave Eiffel.[1]

Inside the Saigon Central Post office of special note are two painted maps that were created just after the post office was built, the first one located on the left side of the building is a map of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia titled Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge 1892 which translates to "Telegraphic lines of Southern Vietnam and Cambodia 1892". The second map of greater Saigon is titled Saigon et ses environs 1892 translating to "Sai Gon and its environment 1892".[2]

Interior of the Central Post Office

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Central Post Office". Vietnam Online. Vietnam Online. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Saigon Central Post Office Ho Chi Minh City"

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Coordinates: 10°46′48″N 106°42′0″E / 10.78000°N 106.70000°E / 10.78000; 106.70000