Bitexco Financial Tower & Skydeck
36 Ho Tung Mau Street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamGetting there
take the number 8 bus, get off at Tram dieu hanh Sai Gon, and walk 9 minutes. Or, take the 65 bus, get off at Cho Ben Thanh, and walk 11 minutes.Telephone
+84 8 3915 6156More information Prices
adult/children 200,000/130,000dOpening hours
9:30am - 21:30pm
Ho Chi Minh City’s Bitexco Financial Tower stands 262 metres high at the centre of the city’s business district and offers visitors an unparalleled city view from its Skydeck.
Designed by renowned American Architect Carlos Zapata, this 68-storey tower houses offices, shops, restaurants, and a helipad.
The structure also received an ‘Excellence in Structural Engineering’ award from NCSEA in 2011 and is currently the 124th tallest building in the world. The main attraction at the tower is the Skydeck where visitors can enjoy dramatic views across the bustling city below.
Skydeck visitors are accompanied by an English-speaking guide and can also enjoy interactive touch screen fact boxes delivering information on points of interest regarding city landmarks seen from above.
Bitexco financial tower highlights
Six of the Bitexco Financial Tower floors have been given over to retail space although the main draw here is not shopping, rather the views. The public observation deck on the 49th floor is reached by using one of the tower’s 16 elevators which can reach any floor regardless of level within 35 seconds.
The tower is also well-known for its Bitexco Vertical Run where competitors race from the ground floor lobby to the Skydeck. The race covers 178 metres with the latest record standing at 4 minutes and 51 seconds – held by Germany’s Vertical World Circuit Champion Thomas Dold.
The Skydeck delivers breathtaking 360 degree views across the city and the Saigon River. Visitors can also use one of the binocular stands to get a closer look. Great views are also enjoyed from the 50th and 51st-floor restaurants, particularly at night when the metropolis below glitters above. There are also local art exhibitions held on the Skydeck, where you can also purchase souvenirs, including textiles and locally produced tea.