These are two neat places to check out while visiting Ho Chi Minh City.
All the building materials for the basilica where imported from France. The statue of Our Lady of Peace was made with granite in Rome and shipped to Saigon in 1959.
The Saigon Central Post Office was built while Vietnam was part of the French Indochina in the 20th century (between 1886-1891). It’s still a functioning post office but mostly a tourist attraction these days. Make sure to check out the cool old maps of 20th century Vietnam and Cambodia painted on the right and left walls once you walk in.