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20 Attractions to Explore Near Saigon Central Post Office

Saigon Central Post Office
Saigon Central Post Office2 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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.

Nearby Attractions

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon0.10 KMs away 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 Museum0.44 KMs away 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 House0.50 KMs away 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 Palace0.57 KMs away 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 Museum0.82 KMs away 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 Market0.88 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

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

Bitexco Financial Tower
Bitexco Financial Tower1.00 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 meters (861 ft), making it the second tallest building in the Hoh Chi Minh City, fifth tallest in Vietnam, and the 263rd tallest in the world, as of the beginning of 2018.

Vietnam History Museum
Vietnam History Museum1.05 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

A museum showcasing Vietnam's history with exhibits from all periods.

Saigon Zoo And Botanical Garden
Saigon Zoo And Botanical Garden1.06 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

Established in 1865, it is Vietnam's largest zoo and botanical garden. Home to over a hundred species of mammals, reptiles and birds, as well as many rare orchids and ornamental plants.

Hồ Chí Minh City Museum of Fine Arts
Hồ Chí Minh City Museum of Fine Arts1.11 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

One of the largest fine arts centers of Vietnam. The museum focuses on collecting, keeping, preserving and displaying fine artworks typical of Vietnamese people, especially Ho Chi Minh City and the South. It comprises three floors of exhibition space.

South-Vietnamese Women Museum
South-Vietnamese Women Museum1.39 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

A museum showcasing the female heroes of the fight for Vietnamese freedom. A part of it also exhibits clothing, pictures & artifacts.

Craig Thomas Gallery
Craig Thomas Gallery1.83 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

Represents numerous award-winning contemporary Vietnamese artists working in painting, sculpture and mixed media.

Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine
Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine3.09 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

Six floors with 18 exhibition rooms showcasing traditional Vietnamese medicine.

Ba Thien Hau Pagoda
Ba Thien Hau Pagoda5.16 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

Located right on busy Nguyen Trai Street, it can be accessed by entering through an iron gate and crossing a small courtyard. The roof is decorated with small delicately fashioned porcelain figurines expressing themes from Chinese legends. Lanterns and wooden models of Chinese theaters hang over the entrance.

Giac Lam Pagoda
Giac Lam Pagoda5.54 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

A historic Buddhist pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. Built in 1744, it is one of the oldest temples in the city. The bodhi tree present in the garden was brought to Vietnam from Sri Lanka by the 20th Sinhalese Theravada Buddhist monk Narada.

Đầm Sen Cultural Park
Đầm Sen Cultural Park6.85 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

The park has an area of 50 hectares, of which 20% comprises lakes and 60% trees and gardens. The park comprises 30 different themed areas.

Đền Thờ Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh
Đền Thờ Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh21.68 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

Temple of Nguyen Huu Canh , also known as Dinh Binh Kinh in Hiep Hoa commune (Cu Lao Pho), Bien Hoa, Dong Nai , Vietnam . This is a historical site ranked by the State on March 25, 1990. Here, the people of Bien Hoa worship the founder of the nation, Nguyen Huu Canh - a famous person who has made great contributions to the country in expanding and reorganizing the southern border of the country.

Hoi Khanh Pagoda
Hoi Khanh Pagoda22.83 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

A beautiful Buddhist temple in the Binh Duong province which has historical significance and also with architectural Intelligence. The temple was initially built on a prominent hill, but in 1861 it was destroyed in fighting as the French colonial army underwent the process of colonizing southern Vietnam. The temple has been refurbished and expanded many times but retains its old-fashioned architecture.

Trấn Biên Temple of Literature
Trấn Biên Temple of Literature23.34 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

Trấn Biên Temple of Literature is a Confucian temple located in Biên Hòa, Vietnam, the capital city of the Đồng Nai Province. The temple was first built in 1715 in the area of Đàng Trong. The Văn Miếu Trấn Biên was soon demolished by the French colonial administration in 1861, and was later restored to its original condition in 2002

Đại Nam Wonderland
Đại Nam Wonderland30.11 KMs away from Saigon Central Post Office

Đại Nam Văn Hiến is a tourism complex in Bình Dương Province, Vietnam. Open on September 11, 2008, Dai Nam Tourist - Cultural - Historical Zone includes the first safari in Vietnam and the largest artificial sea in Southeast Asia and is expected to be the biggest park and tourist destination in the country by 2010.