Bitexco Financial Tower, Saigon/HoChiMinh City

Bitexco Financial Tower, Saigon/HoChiMinh City (must see)

Possibly the most iconic building in Ho Chi Minh City and definitely one of the tallest, the Bitexco Financial Tower is stunning. The unique glass and steel building is designed to look like Vietnam's national flower--the lotus blossom. With its stunning modern design and appearance, the building symbolizes the rapid modernization that Ho Chi Minh City has undergone in the past few decades.

On the 49th floor, you'll find the Saigon Skydeck, which opened in 2011. The 360-degree views are stunning, showing you the expanse of the city and the river below. You can get tickets for the Skydeck for any time of day, and evenings are incredibly stunning. Late nights are good, too, with the city lights sparkling from below.

The building was finished in 2010, and when it opened, it was the tallest building in Vietnam. However, it was quickly surpassed by others, and as of 2018, it stood as the fifth tallest in the country. It is also the 263rd tallest skyscraper globally at 861 feet (262 meters) and 68 floors. Bitexco, the owner of the building, is a real estate development firm headquartered in Hanoi.

Besides the Skydeck, you'll find Icon68 inside the Bitexco Tower. This is a five-level entertainment, retail, and dining space. Among many things, the area has a seven-screen cinema and many food and drink options. There is also the World of Heineken, a fun beer tour that you can add to the Skydeck experience.

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Bitexco Financial Tower on Map

Sight Name: Bitexco Financial Tower
Sight Location: Saigon/HoChiMinh City, Vietnam (See walking tours in Saigon/HoChiMinh City)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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