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Saigon Sky Deck

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Towering above Saigon’s skyline, the Bitexco Financial Tower offers a bird’s eye view of the city and surrounding area.

Sponsored placement.

It was Vietnam’s tallest building when it opened in 2011, before the creatively named 72-storey Landmark 72 in Hanoi surpassed it in 2012. It’ll hold the title until (we’re not kidding) Landmark 81 opens in Ho Chi Minh City with 81-storeys. You don’t need Freud to understand that the battle between the North and the South continues to this day.

Now that is a view. Photo taken in or around Saigon Sky Deck, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

Now that is a view. Photo: Cindy Fan

But back to lowly ol’ Bitexco Financial Tower, for now Ho Chi Minh City’s tallest building, a mere 68 floors. A 360 degree uncluttered view from an enclosed public observation deck awaits on the 48th floor (178m high).

The ticket office/entrance is located on the side of the building at the corner of Hai Trieu and Ho Tung Mau St, which is just off of Ham Nghi St near the river. The admission/elevator ride costs 200,000 dong, children (4-12 years) or seniors 130,000 dong. Children under 3 years old are free.

Don’t you just hate it when the chopper is late? Photo taken in or around Saigon Sky Deck, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

Don’t you just hate it when the chopper is late? Photo: Cindy Fan

An alternate to the 200,000 dong elevator ride is to grab a drink at Eon Heli bar on the 52nd floor, which also boasts floor to ceiling windows (though not a full 360 degrees). The view and photos will cost as little as the inflated price of a small draught beer, 100,000 dong. To get there, enter the mall and take the escalator up. There’s usually a staff to prescreen—“drinks and to see the view?”—before allowing access to the elevator to the restaurant EON51.


Saigon Sky Deck
36 Ho Tung Mau St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Mo–Su: 09:30–21:30, last ticketing and entry 45 minutes before closing.
T: (028) 3915 6156 
Admission: 200,000 dong

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