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SAIGON CENTRAL POST OFFICE

DID YOU KNOW?

Is Hermes simply a brand?

To answer this question, let us take a gaze at the front of the Saigon Central Post Office. This part of the building is adorned with sculptures of various sizes and shapes. The middle of the front gate, right above the enormous clock, however, carved a lone figure – the sculpture of Hermes.

Hermes, also known as Mercury in Roman mythology, is the second youngest god of Olympia, son of almighty Zeus and Maia of the Pleiades. Carrying his iconic winged cap, staff, and sandals, Hermes, the messenger of Olympia, is the god of trade, heraldry, merchants, commerce, roads, thieves, trickery, sports, travelers, and athletes.

The sculpture of Hermes at the front of Saigon Central Post Office is a fascinating masterpiece. On its left, there is a laurel, a symbol of glory and triumph while the opposite side lies an oak’s branch, which represents fortitude and grandeur. The post office as a whole is influenced by both Eastern and Western architecture under the colonial period. If you are a nostalgic person, then Saigon Central Post Office is a must-see destination!

 

Address: 125 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe ward, district 1, HCMC

Open time: Monday to Saturday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

                 Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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