Bitexco Financial Tower (Saigon Skydeck), Ho Chi Minh City Overview
Bitexco Financial Tower is the famous skyscraper of Ho Chi Minh City and the fourth tallest building in the country. The 262 metre structure is inspired by the shape of a lotus, and boasts of top-notch facilities such as entertainment, office, retail and fine dining. Saigon skydeck is an observation deck located on the 49th floor and offers a stunning 360-degree view of the city.
The Bitexco Financial Tower is one of Ho Chi Minh City's most impressive modern attractions. With a height of over 260 metres, it was Vietnam's tallest building till 2011 when the Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower was built. The building is a commercial hub of the city, and houses many offices, retail houses as well as entertainment spaces. It has been ranked by CNN as one of the world's most iconic skyscrapers.
One of the primary attractions in the Bitexco tower is the Saigon Skydeck, an observation deck on the 49th floor. Located at 178 metres and spread over an area of 643 square metres, the Saigon Skydeck is a true delight - offering a breathtaking, panoramic view of Ho Chi Minh City.
Timings: 9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
The Saigon Skydeck has tour guides, who offer historical and cultural information as you take in the 360-degree view of the city around. It also has a cool touch screen, which shows the current view outside and information pertaining to it - like its history, and other interesting details. Binoculars are also available, which give a zoomed in, clear picture and can be rotated 50 degrees either way. A souvenir shop at the Skydeck offers interesting souvenirs like t-shirts, keychains and other items to commemorate your visit to the Saigon Skydeck.
The World of Heineken
The World of Heineken is located on the top floors of the Bitexco tower, and is a must check out location for tourists, and beer lovers in particular! It offers an interactive insight into Heineken’s incredible history and journey. There are many fun items on the menu (apart from beer), like a 4D movie experience, virtual Formula 1 and other sporting events, as well as taking part in a brewing your beer ride!
Timings: 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Bitexco Financial Tower Tickets
Saigon Skydeck Tickets: Adults: VND 200,000, Children (4 - 12 years): VND 130,000, People with Disabilities: VND 130,000, Senior Citizens: VND 130,000, Children (under 3): No Entry Fee
Saigon Skydeck + World of Heineken Combo Tickets: Adults: VND 250,000, People with Disabilities: VND 180,000, Senior Citizens: VND 180,000
Saigon Skydeck Restaurant, Bar, Cafe
The Eon51 Restaurant is located on the 51st floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, and is a fine experience of luxury dining, complete with a breathtaking view. With vintage decor and an open kitchen, the restaurant boasts a delectable menu with delicacies from French, Chilean, Italian and American cuisine, to name a few. The restaurant also offers a good drinks menu.
Cafe Eon, and the Eon Heli bar are located on adjoining floors in the Bitexco Financial Tower, and also offer a delightful and intimate ambience to its many customers. The Cafe serves a veritable collection of coffees, pastries and fresh smoothies. The Eon Heli bar, on the other hand, is the perfect place to enjoy a lively evening with some fine alcohol. The bar has live music and also DJ nights.
How to Reach Bitexco Financial Tower
The Bitexco Financial tower is located in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1, in Nguyen Hue. Because of its central location, it is easily accessible and well connected. Local taxis and buses can be used for transport, and the area is well connected to prime locations like Saigon Bridge, Thu Thiem Tunnel and Than Thuan Bridge.
Bitexco Financial Tower Architecture
The Bitexco Financial Tower has been designed by the famous American architect Carlos Zapata. Rising to a height of over 260 metres, this 68-storey building has been constructed to represent the shape of the lotus, Vietnam’s national flower. The tower has been made with double glazed Belgian glass, and the glass panels have been cut with different measurements, making each floor of the building unique. The tower is equipped with state of the art modern facilities, has vertical transportation with fast double deck elevators and also a helipad. The Bitexco tower serves as a commercial hub, and is a symbol of Vietnam’s economic progress.
Tips on Visiting Bitexco Financial Tower
Plan to spend around an hour and a half at the Saigon Skydeck to enjoy its views and other facilities.
Food and other beverages are not allowed inside the Skydeck.
Group tickets for large groups are also available for the Skydeck, and the rates are slightly lower than individually priced tickets.
The Bitexco Financial tower at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City is representative of the city's growing status as a commercial and financial hub of Vietnam, and the Saigon Skydeck helps you see the beauty of the city. With its innovative design and sleek modern features, the building boldly embodies Vietnam's aspirations to achieve rapid economic growth and prosperity over the years to come.
Photos of Bitexco Financial Tower (Saigon Skydeck)
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