In the first month of being in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh we started to explore, this meant a visit to the Saigon Post Office.
The post office is called many different names by the locals, visitors and also by all the websites have information on it.
Here are a few variations for you.
- Saigon Post Office
- Saigon Central Post Office
- Ho Chi Minh City Post Office
- Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office
- Central Post Office
But pretty much if you type into Google Maps any variation of the above while you are in Ho Chi Minh City you will get directions to the post office.
We walked to the Saigon Post Office for the first time after visiting The Independence Palace.
Walking from the palace you first spot the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral and then around the corner from this is the Saigon Post Office.
This building is an important part of Ho Chi Minh’s history as it has been around since the late 1800’s.
Here is a bit of background history for you (and a few facts) behind the post office building before I write about what it is now.