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Tòa nhà còn giữ loạt bốt điện thoại hơn 100 tuổi ở Sài Gòn

Many foreign tourists are surprised when visiting the Central Post Office and want to introduce friends to visit here. The French built the Saigon Central Post Office in the period 1886 – 1891 as a telegraph transmitter. The building is located in the District Court of Paris, District 1 with a European style combined with East Asia as the drawing of the French architect. According to the HCMC Department of Culture and Sports, the Post Office building has been put on the inventory by the City People's Committee to rank the monument since 2010. Visitors not only have a chance to admire the unique architecture of the post office, but also the opportunity to explore the history of the city. You will find a mailbox, an old-fashioned telephone booth or a resting place on a hundred-year-old bench. The façade of the building has rectangular windows with a domed top, European-style decor. It also enumerated the inventors of the telegraph and electrical industries. Ceilings built in dome create a sense of spaciousness. The large arch is supported by four pillars located at four corners, each supporting four iron rails spread out on four sides. In the lobby there are 14 telephone booths. Previously, these boots were used to serve the people and visitors. Visitors can only visit but not used. On the right side of the hall is a map called "Saigon et ses environs 1892" showing the geography of Saigon and its surroundings. Facing the 1982 map is a map of the "Lignes du Terre Pyramids du Sud Vietnam et du Cambodge 1936" – representing the power line of Vietnam and Cambodia in 1936. Steel line (postal system) Saigon – Quy Nhon – Da Hue – Vinh – Hanoi has a length of 2,000 km, was completed on March 22, 1888. In 1889, the telegraph line Sai Gon – Bangkok (Thailand) was opened to serve the business. From July 1, 1894, Saigon began using the telephone system. The top of the boots is the clock that represents the time zone of many major cities in the world. The lamp in the post office is old fashioned. Over the 3 centuries, the Central Post Office has been operating normally with more than 30 service counters such as mail, courier, cultural souvenir … Along with Notre Dame Cathedral, the Independence Palace, this is One of the attractions that many visitors find. Mr. Criss (French tourists) first came to Vietnam said, architecture here is very similar to some works in his country. "I am happy to see a French-style structure in Saigon, I sent a postcard to my family in Paris," he said. Located in the middle of the post office is a souvenir shop, which sells many handicrafts, postcards. This counter is mainly for foreign visitors. In the same four rows of wooden tables and chairs are arranged to serve the people who need to declare and write to send mail. Alex, Laura (Germany) and Samantha (Spain) are the first visitors to HCMC as well as the Central Post Office. All three expressed their admiration before "this work of art." "We are very happy to have you here," she said. "I will tell my friends about this place when I return to Germany." The building is part of the memory of the people of Saigon. Many young people, students choose this place for photo shoots or organize activities. Phong Vinh