Bitexco Financial Tower is located at 2 Hai Trieu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Bitexco Financial Tower is 296m high designed by American architect Zapata and inaugurated on October 31, 2010. Along with Origin Travel to discover what is special inside this Bitexco building.
How Bitexco Financial Tower is unique?
Bitexco Tower has a total height of 269m including 68 floors. It’s also holds the record as the tallest building in Vietnam until the completion of Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower in 2011.
Bitexco has a total investment capital of up to 400 million USD to become a huge commercial centre with many restaurants, shopping malls, cinemas, offices, …
Top things to do?
The attraction of Bitexco is that inside this building is a modern commercial centre, visitors can freely shop, eat and have fun with friends without getting bored.
The building has 12 lifts with a speed of 7m / s to help people move to anywhere in the building in just 45 seconds. This speed will sometimes make visitors feel dizzy when you first step in but it is a great experience.
The operating room of the building is located in the basement, connected to the entire operating system including hundreds of cameras, refrigeration and ventilation systems … The most special feature of the Bitexco building is the helipad on the fifty-second floors. This is a helipad 191m high, 40m long, suspended outside the main structure of the Bitexco building.
Time opening Bitexco
Time visitors can visit the building is from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm. For weekends, the building closes later at 20h00.
Saigon Skydeck is located on the 49th floor of the Bitexco building, giving you a great view, covering the entire city. You can completely admire that beautiful portrait of Saigon when you come to Saigon Skydeck Observatory.
Especially, if you come to Skydeck at night, when the city lights up, you will have a chance to see a very private Saigon. You will see the flow of shuttle-like cars carrying bright beams of light blending with the lights from buildings and buildings, creating a vivid and extremely magical picture.
Ticket price to visit Saigon Skydeck is 190,000 VND / time.
There is also an area above, World of Heineken – where you will see and experience the Heineken brewing process. This place is owned by Saigon Skydeck in conjunction with Heineken to give visitors a whole new experience of craft beer. A unique place for the first and only time in Vietnam with interesting activities. Such as: learning about the history of birth and formation as well as the unique heritage of Heineken through modern interactive technology. Most today: virtual reality technology, watch 4D movie brewing process, Samsung video wall, Formula 1 racing.
Not only that, but you also have the opportunity to learn how to properly enjoy beer from friendly bartenders and participate in Heineken-style games on the 58,59,60 floor of Bitexco Tower and experience The highest Heineken World Bar in Vietnam.
When is the best time to visit Bitexco Financial Tower?
The best time to visit Saigon Skydeck is at sunset around 5 pm. For now, you can watch the beautiful sunset and enjoy the night view of the city. And opening hours are only from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm. That everyone can arrange a time to visit most conveniently. For some Tet holidays, the opening hours may be slightly different, so check the information before going.
How to get there?
It is not difficult to go to Bitexco Financial Tower or Saigon Skydeck. Because it is located right in the city centre. You can get here by bus, motorbike, car, taxi or ride-booking apps.
If you choose to take the bus, you can choose bus routes 44, 19 when departing from Binh Thanh. 16, 104, 03 if starting from Binh Tan, Tan Phu; line 93 if starting from Thu Duc. From the airport, take line 109 to go to Ben Thanh bus station in District 1. These buses will stop at Ham Nghi street, and from here you only need to walk about 5 minutes to reach the Bitexco building.
More simply, you can rent a motorbike to go here by yourself, walk around the city and visit other Saigon symbols. Such as Ben Thanh market, Nguyen Hue walking city, Bui Vien street around Bitexco.
Or, if you are unfamiliar with the road or are afraid of driving, you can use apps to book or order a taxi.
What to eat Bitexco Financial Tower ?
- Hoang Yen Buffet Premier
- Cuisine: a variety of dishes from Vietnamese to Asian
- Yeije Korean restaurant
- Cuisines: Korean Barbecue
- Nhan Shusi – Bito
- Cuisines: Japanese-style Shusi
- Yo Chicken