The Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck- The Best view in Saigon

The Bitexco Financial Tower stands enormous amongst other high rises in the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh City. The building’s unique design clarifies its firm hold as a tourist zone in the city. From ground zero, the building bares down at you like a giant standing out from the pack. The unique sky rise is quite a spectacle for the gazing eye. Bitexco is a place worth visiting when in Ho Chi Minh City!

Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck is one of Saigon’s most well-known tourist attractions. The viewing area on the 49th floor offers some of the city’s best views. From the moment you step out of the elevator, you are greeted by a spectacular sight. You can see for miles in every direction.

Whether a visitor to Ho Chi Minh City or a local, Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck is a must-see destination, the skyline is full of energy, and the traffic below seems to be in a constant state of motion. It is easy to feel like you are in a different world when you admire the view above on the Saigon Skydeck.

Let’s take the elevator to the Bitexco Tower together and discuss some basic information required to help your Bitexco trip to the top, a helpful trip with this rough guide to the Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck.

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Bitexco Financial Tower

The stands, with their unique design, stand out above.



Where is the Bitexco Tower

Bitexco is in a popular tourist spot in district one of Ho Chi Minh City; Bitexco is easy to find with plenty of other nearby attractions such as Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Centre and Nguyen Hue Walking Street, all situated close by the famous tourist attraction.

Once you’re in the vicinity of Bitexco, look up and see the uniquely designed finance tower. Finding Bitexco won’t be a problem from that point as you visit the Skydeck tickets counter and up the express elevator to the Sky deck.


Bitexco Financial Tower skydeck

I am getting ready to visit the top and witness the incredible views of a busy city.


Skydeck hours of operation and ticket prices

The Bitexco Skydeck hours operate from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm. Therefore, there is a fair number of hours during the day to visit the Skydeck, without a doubt, sunset times being the most popular time to visit. Be sure to use your time wisely when wanting to take the elevator trip to the top and see the Bitexco Financial Tower on a clear Saigon day.

The Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck price is probably the one thing in Vietnam that comes with a bit of a cost (although it is still relatively cheap). The cost up to the Skydeck is 200000vnd, which in other currencies is about USD 9 or $12AUD. So yeah, the price is affordable and worth it for the fantastic views of Ho Chi Minh City.

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Bitexco HCMC

Views from Bitexco HCMC.




History of the Bitexco Financial Tower

They don’t mess around with construction in Vietnam. The Bitexco Financial Tower is a new building in the scheme of things with a short history in terms of completion date. The groundbreaking began in 2005, the tower’s construction started in 2007, and it was officially opened on October 31, 2010.

Upon completion, the Bitexco Building was the tallest in Vietnam, but that reign was short-lived, with the Hanoi Landmark Tower taking over in January 2011. Although Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City now holds the title of the most prominent building in Vietnam.


Bitexco Financial Tower

Great views from the Bitexco Financial Tower.



Go to the Skydeck on a clear day.

It goes without saying. If you plan on going to any building or other venue with a view worldwide, go on a clear day. Don’t waste your money on an overcast or foggy day. Ho Chi Minh City is quite picturesque, with all the rivers and canals running through the city, and it’s pretty stunning to look over the city from great heights.

It’s also exciting to see the cranes and new buildings in progress, given that Ho Chi Minh is a fast-changing city.

Check out more Fair Dinkum Traveller articles on Ho Chi Minh City. 



Bitexco Financial Tower

The best views are seen on a clear day in Saigon.


Additional Facts about the Bitexco Tower

The Bitexco Financial Tower has 50 floors, is 262 m (859 ft) tall, and is inspired by lotus buds. It is one of the most unique-looking buildings in Vietnam and worldwide and has become an icon of Ho Chi Minh City’s skyline. The Bitexco Financial Tower is also home to Vietnam’s first helipad that sits 262 m (859 ft) above ground level.

The Bitexco Financial Tower climbs 52 levels above ground and houses offices, retail space, restaurants, bars, and an indoor parking garage for 1,800 cars on seven basement levels. The skyscraper’s architecture includes many environmentally friendly features such as double-glazed reflective glass to reduce solar heat gain, grey water recycling systems for landscape irrigation, Energy Star-rated equipment, and high-performance insulation throughout the building envelope.

The Bitexco Financial Tower houses a shopping centre named Saigon Skydeck on its lower floors which includes luxury boutiques selling international brands such as Guess?, Ferragamo, TAG Heuer, Swarovski and Mango, along with Vietnamese designers like Ao Dai Nguyen Xuan Phong, Cong Tri and Caroline Namoffalogeaude among many others chains such as Starbucks, street eats food court area, cineplex cinema..etc. Making it a one-stop entertainment complex.

Bitexco also owns branded apartments under The Manor brand name, which are located adjacent to Bitexco Financial Tower. If you are ever in Ho Chi Minh City, swing by and check out this incredible feat of engineering mixed with some great views!


Bitexco tower Skydeck

More views from Bitexco tower Skydeck.


The Verdict of the Bitexco Tower

I know what you’re saying because I say it too: Skydecks can be overrated, but that is not the case with the Bitexco Tower due to its fair admission price. Once on top, you’ll appreciate all the action happening on the chaotic streets of Saigon down below and the views, if you visit on the right day, are fantastic.

Once you do visit the Bitexco Skydeck for its stunning views, you can head back below to the shopping mall area to catch up on a little bit of retail therapy, have a bite to eat or drink at a Bitexco Tower restaurant or watch the latest blockbuster movie at the Bitexco cinema on the lower floors.

The Bitexco Financial Tower is an icon of the city. When time suffices during your visit to Vietnam holiday, it more than requires a visit to see Ho Chi Minh City’s rapidly changing growth before your eyes.



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Bitexco Tower

The sun peaks over the Bitexco Tower on a sunny Saigon day.

Bitexco tower Skydeck

Skydeck HCMC.


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