Bitexco Financial Tower - Vietnam's tallest tower (Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam)
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- Vietnam Travel Guide
The Bitexco Financial Tower is the tallest building in the country, and Vietnam's most ambitious construction project to date. This 68 floor edifice is in use as a retail and office center. The property has more than 37,000 square meters of office space and over 8,000 square meters of retail space.
Built at a time of unprecedented growth for the Vietnamese economy, the Bitexco Financial Tower is designed to represent the energy and aspirations of the country’s people and is an iconic embodiment of the new and dynamic Vietnam.
The Bitexco Financial Tower is a true example of forward thinking and design. Re-defining the future of commercial space in Vietnam, this 262-metre tower also has a six-storey retail podium.
The Bitexco Financial Tower, located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s business and entertainment district, is the most exciting commercial property development undertaken in Vietnam to date. World renowned American architect Carlos Zapata, the creative mastermind behind Bitexco Financial Tower, drew inspiration for this skyscraper’s unique shape from Vietnam’s national flower, the Lotus. To the Vietnamese, the lotus is a symbol of purity, commitment and optimism.
Whilst the tower itself may stand as a representation of the recent development and prosperity of the city, the main attraction and appeal for tourists are the city views! The "Saigon Sky deck" observation area is located on the 49th floor and offers sweeping views across the city and the winding Saigon River. Above on the 50th floor is a good café and restaurant. Naturally, dusk or early evening is a good time to visit to see the city lights come on below. Sky Deck visitors are accompanied by an English-speaking guide and can also enjoy interactive touch screen fact boxes delivering information on points of interest regarding city landmarks seen from above.
The Sky Deck delivers breathtaking 360 degree views across the city and the Saigon River. Visitors can also use one of the binocular stands to get a closer look. Great views are also enjoyed from the 50th and 51st-floor restaurants, particularly at night when the metropolis below glitters above. There are also local art exhibitions held on the Sky Deck, where you can also purchase souvenirs, including textiles and locally produced tea.
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Address: 2 Hai Trieu, Ben Nghe, 1 District
Opening hours: Daily from 09:30-21:30
Entrance fee: adult/children 200,000/130,000d
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