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A post office known for its Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. It is adorned with a most artistic façade, and is particularly well laid out and well equipped.

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Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

0.1km from Saigon Central Post Office

Established by French colonists who initially named it L'eglise de Saïgon, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral has been used since 1959. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet). All the original building materials were imported from France and the cathedral foundation was designed to bear ten times the weight of the cathedral.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

0.44km from Saigon Central Post Office

A former European style palace converted into a museum. Hosts numerous local artefacts, as well as holds collections that detail the geography as well as the commercial significance of Hoch Chi Minh city. There is an underground bunker and tunnel that the visitors could also explore.

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

0.5km from Saigon Central Post Office

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret, the 500 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was again used as a theatre from 1975, and restored in 1995.

Independence Palace

Independence Palace

0.57km from Saigon Central Post Office

Also known as Reunification Palace, it was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.

War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum

0.82km from Saigon Central Post Office

It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the First Indochina War. The main exhibits include artillery and armor collections, photographs from the war and of the chemical weapons used.

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market

0.88km from Saigon Central Post Office

A large market place in central Hoh Chi Minh City, popular for handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and local food.

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Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million. It is the financial centre of Vietnam and a major air travel gateway to Vietnam.

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