At the heart of the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam stand two majestic remnants of French Colonial times in the country, the Saigon Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral. 

These are the most famous, iconic and photographed edifices in the city. Both buildings were built in the later part of the 1800s, serve as a remembrance of the French era that gives visitors to imagine life in Vietnam and go back  during the Indochina Empire, it is a fact that the two are still functioning and used by the public. 

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Saigon Central Post Office, of the top places to visit in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. It is famous for its bright color facade, looping arches and marble floors that are intricately designed. It is also famous for its antiquated telephone boxes. Part of the walls, you’ll see maps of the region, one of them showing the telegraph lines that crisscross Vietnam and Cambodia and the other displaying a map of the Saigon region in 1892.

Central Post Office

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 19:00
  • Location: 2 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: +84 83 822 1677
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The Saigon Cathedral of Notre Dame, is a reminder of French’s religious influence in the country. Very popular and one of the top places to visit in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. It is one of the few strongholds of Catholicisms in the region that is dominantly Buddhist. It features neo-Romanesque features with facade in all- red bricks that are imported all the way from Marseille. It is also famous for its stained glass windows, two bell towers containing six bronze bells that still ring to this day. 

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In front of the cathedral is a statue of Virgin Mary adorned with beautiful garden of colorful flowers. Doves frequents this area that makes it a perfect spot to take pictures. 

Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 17:00
  • Address: 1 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Tip: Be early when you visit the area. Crowd is crazy during the afternoon. Best time to visit ia around 8am- 10am, weekdays. Full of tourists during weekends.

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