Post Box Stories Around the World

Finding post boxes around us feels like playing a game of finding Waldo. The magical art of writing letters with ink pens seems like a distant memory now. Fading into oblivion every second as the convenience and promptness of e-mails and social media platforms takes over.

9th October is a special day every year. A day to remember the importance and impact of the postal services in the form of World Post Day.

It is a celebration of how they have contributed to the global economy and social development in unfathomable ways.

Let's take a look at some of the most interesting post boxes around the world:

Under The Pacific Ocean in Japan

Susami Bay underwater post boxPhoto by JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images

Are you ready to send a letter from under the ocean to the land?

You'll need waterproof envelopes, stamps and diving gear to reach this post box.

Susami Bay holds the Guinness Book of World Records for having the deepest underwater post box in the world. This small fishing town has a post box at the depth of 33 metres(10 feet).

At the Base Camp of Mt. Everest

China Post Office Mt. Everest Base Camp
Photo by TibetTravel

Imagine the thrill of climbing up all the way to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest to post a letter!

Standing at an incredible elevation of 5000 meters, the China Post Office at the Everest Base Camp is the world's highest post office.

Due to extreme weather conditions, it is only operational for 7 months from April- August.

On the Edge of a Volcano, Vanuatu

Vanuatu Post mail box at Mt. Yasur VolcanoPhoto by Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via Getty Images
Situated right on the rim of the Mt. Yasur volcano, this is the place to  all those flaming letters. The raging volcano erupts 10-20 times an hour and you can even get special stamps to have an authentic experience.

On the Dal Lake, India

Dal Lake, Srinagar floating post office Photo by Vinayaraj
A post box floating on a houseboat in the mesmerising Dal Lake that is also a museum?

Yes, it exists and you can row over to the Western edge of the Dal Lake in India to post letters. The lake also has floating markets every morning from 4 A.M to 6 A.M.

Ice Postbox, China

Harbin ice post boxPhoto by TPG/Getty Images

Harbin Ice and Snow World in China houses the world's largest ice-made post box among many other famous things made of ice.

Tourists can use special stamps on postcards in an ice-and-snow theme post office and send them via the ice post box.


Written by Sparsh Paul


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