Bitexco Tower and Sky Deck or also known as Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper located in the District 1 in the center of Ho Chi Minh city. The tower itself is in the height of 265 meters. With its 68 floors, Bitexco Tower and Sky Deck is not only the highest building in Ho Chi Minh city, but also the icon of Vietnam. From the Bitexco Tower, you will get the best view of Ho Chi Minh city. You can also enjoy the 360 degrees view from the 49th floor of the Bitexco Tower.
An Exciting Tour in Bitexco Tower and Sky Deck
1. Saigon Skydeck
If you wanted to see the whole Saigon city from above, then you need to visit the Saigon Skydeck in the Bitexco Tower. Saigon Skydeck is located on the 49th floor in the Bitexco Tower. On the Saigon Skydeck, you will experienced the 360 degrees view of the Saigon city and also the best sunset that you may have never seen anywhere. The tour to the Saigon Skydeck will charges you with an entrance ticket with the price of 200.000 Dong. Even though it is a little bit expensive, the view that you get here will not betray the money you spent.
As this tower is the tallest building and has big spaces, there are some events that are being held here. The main event that is held anually in Bitexco Tower is a firework festival in Myanmar's Independence Day. The fireworks lit up the night sky of Ho Chi Minh city every September 2nd. It is very recommended to go to Saigon Skydeck if you want to have the best view of the fireworks festival. In the Saigon Skydeck, there is also a photo exhibition entitled 'Saigon Zoom In' which took a theme of Saigon's street life and its raining season. There are 42 photos that are being exhibit and those photos were taken by five famous Vietnamese photographer. Not only that this exhibition attract visitors to see the photos, they also has a very good mission which is donating half of the selling ticket of this exhibiton.
3. Cafe and Souvenir Shop
The best feature of Bitexco Tower and Skydeck is that inside of the building, it looks like a mini mall. You can buy various products from various brands here. You can check what brands that are available there in the Bitexco Tower and Skydeck's official website. After having the tour inside the shopping area, usually we will feel very hungry. Then go up to the cafe and bar of Bitexco Tower and Skydeck. Order some traditional Vietnamese food and also enjoy some drinks while looking at the splendid Saigon City.
How to Get Tickets?
If you are planning to go to Bitexco Tower and Skydeck, the tickets are cost 200.000 VND. However, you are also recommended to take the combo ticket of Saigon Skydeck and The World of Heineken. The tickets are cost for 250.000 VND. Things that you can do and enjoy here are 360 degree view of Ho Chi Minh city, guided interactive beer brewing tour, games and attractions, and many more. Moreover, you will also get a souvenir gift of a beer bottle with your name engraved on it.
How To Get Around?
To get around Bitexco Tower and Skydeck it is best to go by foot because you will have indoor tour and you will also get to move to another place in a fast pace.
What Should I Wear?
To have some tour around Bitexco Tower and Skydeck, there is no fixed dress code that you need to follow. Also, wear a comfortable shoes so that you can walk around the complex in comfort.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Bitexco Tower and Skydeck is at afternoon and also evening. On the afternoon, you can enjoy the sunset in Saigon Skydeck and watch how the sky turns darker. On evening, your eyes will also be spoiled with the city lights of Ho Chi Minh.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you don't need any guide and all the detail information for your tour is available on this site.
How To Get There?
If you are planning to visit Bitexco Tower and Skydeck it is recommended to go there by car or taxi. It will take around 30 minutes of driving from the center of Ho Chi Minh city via Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa. It is also recommended to go there by bus. You just need to make sure when and where the bus will depart. If you are taking a bus, the tour will take around 45 minutes.
It is very recommended to book the tickets online from the Bitexco Tower and Skydeck's official website so that you can start your tour earlier without having to stand in line.