A high-speed elevator inside the Bitexco Financial Center zips travelers up 49 floors to a glass observation deck ribbed with neon lights. Visitors say views from Saigon Skydeck are some of the best in Ho Chi Minh, offering a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Ben Thanh Market and Notre Dame Cathedral, among other city icons.
Since its opening to the public in 2011, the Saigon Skydeck has become one of the city’s best spots for soaking up scenic views. Upon entering the building, an elevator takes visitors to the observation deck in less than 35 seconds. The viewing area features interactive screens with information on various city landmarks, and the space often hosts local art exhibitions. While it’s possible to visit the tower independently, many night tours of Saigon include a visit to the Skydeck for a chance to see the city illuminated. Combine your Skydeck visit with a dinner cruise along the Saigon River, a food walking tour with a local, or a guided nighttime ride on a vintage Vespa.Things to Know Before You Go
- The Saigon Skydeck is popular with couples and photographers.
- Book your tickets online to skip the line at the ticket office.
- Don’t forget to bring your camera for photo ops from the top.
How to Get There
The Saigon Skydeck is located near the corner of Ho Tung Mau and Hai Trieu in the Central Business District. Get there by catching a taxi or moto.When to Get There
The Saigon Skydeck is open daily throughout the year from 9:30am to 9:30pm. The hours just before and after sunset offer the best views of the city but tend to be the most crowded as well. Check the weather before your trip, and plan your visit on a clear day.
Bitexco Financial Tower
Besides the Saigon Skydeck, this skyscraper houses another attraction of interest. The Icon68 shopping center features several Vietnamese and international restaurants, a cinema, and a variety of high-end retailers.