Vietnam zip code, ho chi minh city postal code, ha noi 2021

     

Why did I need a Vietphái nam Zip Code (Postal Code)?

The short answer is AMAZON

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! And, I can assure you, the search for a postcode for our new address in Ho Chi Minh City has not been easy. Something that should have been so simple took me quite some time and I’m not sure I’m there yet.

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If you just want to find a postcode for somewhere in Vietphái mạnh & don’t wish to lớn read about my detective work then head straight for the third last paragraph of this post. I did work it out in the kết thúc.

The whole saga started when I decided I’d try và buy a book from Amazon. We will be in Ho Chi Minh City for a while and I want to really make an effort khổng lồ get out & explore different aspects of the thành phố. There are lots of great books available, fiction & non-fiction & there were a few I’ve had my eye on. Something khổng lồ improve sầu my extremely basic Vietnamese language skills looked useful, as did a street food dictionary. There were also a couple of guides written by locals that promised to lớn get me below the tourist veneer & save sầu us lots of money.

Anyway, I chose a couple, threw them in my shopping cart & went to lớn check out. Everything was going well until I got to the shipping address, then WHAMMO!!! I was stopped in my tracks. No problems about shipping lớn Vietphái nam but what was the Zip Code (AKA postcode or postal code)? Ho Chi Minch City is extremely large và I figured there would probably be a whole series of codes…BUT, I’d never actually seen one before. Fair khổng lồ say I’d never looked very far, but now I really needed it. This field is mandatory.

How did I find my local Ho Chi Minch City postcode? ….With a lot of effort!!

OK…So the first thing I did was pull out every business thẻ, pamphlet, brochure and bill we had lying around the apartment & look at the addresses. No luck! Street address, District & even Ward were clearly described but not one single postcode. Ho Chi Minh City và Vietphái mạnh were also part of the address on many of them but no zipcode. I asked my Vietnamese friends. The unanimous response was that they don’t get used at all.

Next I went to the trusty internet…for a while I didn’t have sầu a whole lot of luông chồng there either. Searches for “postcode Ho Chi Minch City”, “postal code Saigon”, “zip code Vietnam”, “Ho Chi Minc City Vietnam zip code” & every other combination I could think of didn’t really get much joy.

Wikipedia looked hopeful. They have sầu a whole page titled Postal Codes in Vietnam…But the best they could vì chưng is tell me that Vietphái mạnh uses 6 digit postal codes and that Ho Chi Minh’s ranged from 70XXXX to lớn 76XXXX. I was pretty sure AMAZON

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wasn’t going lớn lượt thích all those X’s. Clicking through that links gave me some awesome information on Ho Chi Minh City, but alas no specific postal code.

There were plenty of discussion boards lamenting the fact that Postal Codes aren’t used in Vietnam. I finally got onlớn the Amazon Help Forum that seemed lớn indicate I should just use 700000 as the mặc định và that would work. But I was a little bit dubious. Postcodes are important in nước Australia. They help your mail get delivered correctly. What if my books got lost because I had entered a default code? We live in the suburbs & I’m pretty sure our postal code would be different to lớn the GPO that I figured this code was for.. Worry wart I know, but I get like that sometimes!

So I delved a bit deeper và finally hit upon a liên kết lớn Vietnam Post. Surely they would have something on their site. Ah yes…but it’s all in Vietnamese as the English option wasn’t working. Anyway, with a bit of trial and error I used the 4th tab from the left title MANG LU’OI, which I believe means NETWORK. The locations in the first drop down danh sách for Province had the same 2 numbers that I had seen in the Wikipedia List. Ho Chi Minc City was 70. The next drop down box was titled District so I was pretty sure I was on the right traông xã. I pulled down Phu Nhuan (my suburb) & low & behold a table appeared with a listing of numbers và the addresses of the local Post Boxes in my area.


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Inside Saigon Central Post Office


I have deduced that my Postal Code must be the number in the second column on the line matching up with the closest Post Box. Having only sent stuff out from the Central Post Office in District 1, I had no idea where that might be. So the next step was khổng lồ work out where these locations were & which one was closest to lớn us. Google maps helped me on that one but I did have to lớn take a punt và translate the addresses from Vietnamese.

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Amazon has accepted accepted my address. My postal code has six digits. The first two are for my province or City, in this case Ho Chi Minc City. The second two are for my District (Phu Nhuan) and the last two for the Ward (a part of each District).

This is a classic example of how to spover a loooottttt of time doing something that should be so simple. Why didn’t I go khổng lồ the post office and ask in the first place? You may well ask…I certainly am. Perhaps it’s the fact that until I started this search I didn’t know where that was. Perhaps it’s that I am now so used lớn obtaining instant information from the internet that it actually didn’t cross my mind. Perhaps it’s that when I needed the information it was blowing a gale outside and teeming with rain. Anyway it’s done now và if you’ve sầu found this post then you won’t have lớn go through all the effort.

How to lớn find your Vietphái mạnh Post Code

So if you need to get something delivered in Vietnam and or a return address to lớn send something these are the steps to follow khổng lồ get your Vietphái mạnh postcode.

First find out where your nearest post box is.Enter your City or Province, the District or Town andUse the number in the second column corresponding lớn the Post Box address.

That should vì the trichồng. As for me…I’m still waiting on my package. I’ll let you know when it gets here.

UPDATE: The books arrived safe và sound about three weeks after ordering. I won’t be ordering hard copies again UNLESS they are not available in eBook format as the delivery charges were quite steep. Even then, I believe you can order through the local FAHASA outlet & you don’t get charged for delivery. I’ll kiểm tra that out for a future post. It would be worth it for higher priced goods not readily accessible in Saigon, although I’ve sầu heard mixed stories about the amount of customs you are required to pay on various items.


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Hooray, they arrived!


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AnhMy Tran says:

Vietphái mạnh postal area code is the most stupid idea ever heard of.America is a large countries, & we invented the area code lớn help, in addition of true address, that need no area code.Other countries that are tiny, post office need no such thing.Letters mailed from the other countries sent to lớn Vietnam go lớn airports first, either SaiGon or HaNoi. From there, letters are transferred to the District Post Office of the address. Then they go to the branches offices, and khổng lồ the house of the address. Sometimes the mails get lớn the mountain by horse or on foot for several hours, where the area code is never a good idea.


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