Telltales of Incredible Post Offices around the World


By Afrin Fatima

October 9 is observed as World Post Day and even when the internet has muffled the concept of snail-mail but post offices are surely indwelled in our lives and memories. Around the world we still have many unusual post offices located in some of the most remote and improbable places. Some of them are:

Under water post office off the Coast of Hideaway Island of Vanuatu is the first of its kind which was established on June 30, 2003. Customers have to purchase waterproof postcards and then dive 9 feet down to mail them with a waterproof stamp.

The world’s highest post office stands alone at the base camp of Mt. Everest which is known as Qomolangma which is open for only seven months from April to October.

Susami holds Guinness World Record for establishing world’s deepest underwater post office of 33 feet. It was installed in 1999 as a part of marine sports festival event.

Molossia near Dayton, Nevada connects with the world with its tiny post office and its services. Molossia is a micro nation with the population of 12 members.

China opened a virtual post office which is 343 km (213 miles) from earth’s surface on Nov 3, 2011 in order to celebrate the docking of Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft with space lab module Tiangong-1.

The post office located on Florida Island is one of the islands of Galapagos Islands which is the most informal of post office originated in the times of whalers and pirates. Post office Bay serves as the mail delivery point where ships heading home picks up mail and deliver them to their destinations. This traditions is up and running since 200 years.


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