Self Audio Tour Central Post Office
Hochiminh city guide would like to apologise to our english readers and listeners. Recordings were ready for nearly 2 years but we didn’t have time enough to set them on.
Saigon Central Post Office is our first point of interest for a half day tour around district 1. This is the starting point of city discovery. A hundred years ago, the whole place was a small forest and nowadays, we can just see a few of them located in the park nearby. Should you want to breath the tree’s flagrance, you will have to step to the Independance Palace.
In vietnamese Saigon Central Post Office is name Buu Dien Thanh Pho. The building was constructed by the renowned Gustave Eiffel, the architect of Eiffel Tower. He has mixted 2 main concepts : Feng Shui and French metal work … while keeping the usage of new technics and materiel.
Paris Eiffel Tower and Hochiminh city central post office
Particularly, further to a big discussion with the former governor of Cochinchina, he decided to opt for « intensive screwing » against « rivets » which is more demanding for technics know-how. Saigon City Guide remind you that the Eiffel company was created in 1866 thanks to metal works and solid know how of the rivet’s technic.
Should you look at the front façade of the central post office, you will see the engraved names of the telecommunications scientist. In a similar way, visiting the first floor of Eiffel tower in Paris, you will notice the engraved names of scientists.
The public writer
To pursue your audio visit with our next point, the Notre Dame Church of Saigon
Otherwise, do you want a drink at one of the most significant villa colonial downtown ? Hotel Continental,132 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, District 1, Téléphone :+84 8 3829 9201. Please do not miss to step by Caravelle Hotel, at the rooftop bar. You will see a very nice collection of Saigon’s images. (And do not make the confusion between Intercontinental Asiana, a pretty new hotel and Continental Hotel, a charming colonial work.