Saigon Skydeck – Everything you need to know

General information of Saigon Skydeck

Location

36 Ho Tung Mau Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Google Maps. The skydeck is on the 49th floor of the Bitexco Tower, which is in the city center so that you can reach it easily.

Operating hours

Opening hours of Saigon Skydeck: 9:30 – 21:30; Opening hours of The World of Heineiken: 15:00 – 21:30

Admission fee per single entry

Adult: 200,000 VND

Children from 4 years to 12 year, seniors above 65 years, disabled persons: 130,000 VND

Children under 4 years: free

Last ticket and entry: 45 minutes prior to close

Saigon Skydeck & The World of Heineiken: 250,000 VND

At the Entrance to Saigon Skydeck

There is a board on which written Saigon Skydeck in front of the entrance to the reception and ticket desk. There is a small fountain, lakes and bench where visitors can take a rest and enjoy the fresh air. At the ticket desk, visitors queue in lines to buy the ticket. The staffs are very professional and friendly, they will help visitors to pass turnstile barriers and go straight to the 49th floor by particular elevators. They also take some photos of your group on the ground floor and you can buy your souvenir photos later when you are on the 49th floor.

Saigon Skydeck

Ticket & Entrance at Saigon Skydeck

Reception Saigon Skydeck

Reception at Saigon Skydeck

On the 49th floor of Bitexco Financial Tower

Observation deck

On the 49th floor, Saigon Skydeck equips 6 armed long-range binoculars which are capable of recording up to 360 degrees horizontal and 50 degrees angle turns up and down. From the height of 178 m, people can not see the Ho Chi Minh City clearly with normal eyes. So that visitors can use the binoculars to see the city’s landscape as well as attractions. These devices provide a memorable experience and the best view of Saigon during the day and at night.

Next to each binocular, there is a touch display on which you can browse and read information about areas and places including remarkable attractions which can be seen by the binocular.

Armed long-range binoculars at Saigon Skydeck

Armed long-range binoculars at Saigon Skydeck

Great view of Nguyen Hue Street and Ho Chi Minh City's People Committee during the day from the height of 178 m of Saigon Skydeck

Great view of Nguyen Hue Street and Ho Chi Minh City’s People Committee during the day from the height of 178 m of Saigon Skydeck

Great view of Ben Nghe Channel from Saigon Skydeck

Great view of Ben Nghe Channel from Saigon Skydeck in the afternoon

Nice view of Ben Thanh market from Saigon Skydeck

Nice view of Ben Thanh market from Saigon Skydeck

Nice view of buildings in Ho Chi Minh City from Saigon Skydeck at sunset

Nice view of buildings in Ho Chi Minh City from Saigon Skydeck at sunset

Great view of Vinhomes Central Park with the Landmark 81 - the highest building of Vietnam from the height of 178 m of Saigon Skydeck

Great view of Vinhomes Central Park with the Landmark 81 – the highest building of Vietnam from the height of 178 m of Saigon Skydeck by day

Great view of Vinhomes Central Park with the Landmark 81 - the highest building of Vietnam from the height of 178 m of Saigon Skydeck

Great view of Vinhomes Central Park with the Landmark 81 – the highest building of Vietnam from the height of 178 m of Saigon Skydeck when the is going down

Great view of Saigon River and cruises from Saigon Skydeck when the sun goes down

Great view of Saigon River and cruises from Saigon Skydeck when the sun goes down

Ao Dai Exhibition

Ao Dai Exhibition on the 49th floor of Bitexco Financial Tower is a co-operation of Saigon Skydeck and The Southern Women Museum. Alongside the fast developing and changing of the world and Vietnam, Ao Dai is still the symbol of Vietnam, the proud of Vietnamese people. It reminds Vietnamese people about their origins and show international friends the endless beauty of the country. The exhibition displays Ao Dai variations throughout the years.

Ao Dai Exhibition on 49th floor of Saigon Skydeck

Ao Dai Exhibition on 49th floor of Saigon Skydeck

In the photo, from left to right, from top to bottom are:

  • Ao Dai of 2005 by Nhat Dung designer has open neck, embroidery and large flaps down to the heels.
  • Ao Dai of 2016 by Dinh Van Tho designer is made from light yellow linen with acrylic painting of Hoi An ancient town. This Ao Dai goes well with a light yellow headwear (mấn).
  • Wedding Ao Dai dress of 2000 by Sy Hoang – a Vietnam’s famous designer has a traditional neckline which is combined with a crown, loose pants and brocade cloak.
  • Ao Dai of 1985 has a collar of 2-5 cm high, split, large flaps and raglan sleeves.
  • Children usually wear Ao Dai at festivals (Tet festivals, Mid-autumn festival) and special days of family (Birthday parties, Death anniversaries)
  • Ao Dai Tunique of 1970s was worn with trousers clung to the body towards the side above the knees, then flared to 40 cm before spreading down to the ground.
  • Wedding Ao Dai of 1940s – 1950s has 2 layers made from silk or brocade in red, green or gold color and has long and wide sleeves. Trousers are usually white and shoes are red, dark blue or golden, embroidered with the shape of dragons made from purl thread or bead. The head-band is made from golden or blue crepe with many layers.
  • Ao Dai of 1930s was enhanced by 2 designers Le Pho and Cat Tuong according to the trend of Europeanisation.
  • Four-part Ao Dai (Ao Tu Than) of 17-19th century has 2 front flaps opened longitudinally from the collar to the hem line, knotted before the belly or having a belt tied inside the dress and with the knot in front of the belly. The back flap comprises 2 parts connected longitudinally. The sleeves are connected at the middle of the shoulders and elbows. There is almost no collar.
  • Ao Dai of 1990s has raglan sleeves, moderately high collar, large flaps down to the heels.

Mini theater where visitors can watch a short movie introducing Ao Dai

Ao Dai Mini Theater on 49th floor of Saigon Skydeck

Mini Theater where to watch short film about Ao Dai on 49th floor of Saigon Skydeck

Souvenir photo desk at Saigon Skydeck

This is a wonderful experience so that it will be a big miss if you do not bring your photo with this iconic building and the Skydeck. There is a wide range of printing materials for your choices including paper, stones, clocks in different shapes. If visitors would like to buy a souvenir photo, they can come to the souvenir photo desk, check the prices, choose photos which were taken at the entrance, pay and get the souvenir after about a half of hour. Prices of the souvenirs are as below:

  • Souvenir photo on paper: $5 USD or 110,000 VND
  • Souvenir photo on rectangular stone 20cmx30cm: $24 USD or 530,000 VND
  • Souvenir photo on rectangular stone 15cmx20cm: $16 USD or 350,000 VND
  • Souvenir photo on heart-shaped stone: $22 USD or 480,000 VND
  • Souvenir photo on square stone 20cmx20cm: $18 USD or 390,000 VND
  • Rectangular clock with photo 20cmx30cm: $22 USD or 480,000 VND
  • Round clock with photo with an diameter of 20cm: $18 USD or 390,000 VND
  • Round clock with photo in round frame: $24 USD or 530,000 VND
Souvenir photo desk at Saigon Skydeck

Souvenir photo desk at Saigon Skydeck

Souvenir shop on the 49th floor of Saigon Skydeck

A small souvenir shop sell nice items which can be brought home at reasonable prices. Some of the most popular things to buy on the 49th floor of the building is Bitexco building T-shirt, cap, postcards, note books, clocks, mugs, bags. Besides, other souvenirs including pillows with silk covers, silk scarfs and handicrafts. Prices are fixed and not expensive so that you can buy them without bargaining.

Souvenir shop at Saigon Skydeck

Souvenir shop on the 49th floor of Saigon Skydeck

Bitexco T-shirts are favorite souvenirs to buy at Saigon Skydeck

Bitexco T-shirts are favorite souvenirs to buy at Saigon Skydeck

Pilows with silk covers, silk scarfs, Bitexco building fabric bags are souvenirs to buy

Pilows with silk covers, silk scarfs, Bitexco building fabric bags at the souvenir shop of Saigon Skydeck

Cyclo at Saigon Skydeck

Sitting on a cyclo while wearing a conical hat next to some baskets of flowers is the best way to pose a great photo at Saigon Skydeck. Great photos should include the beautiful background of the city from the height of 178 m. Today, cyclos are not used as transportation today but used to transfer tourists on city tours. This vehicles are beautiful memories of many Saigon people, it remind us about the luxury Saigon in the past.

Souvenir shop on the 49th floor of Saigon Skydeck

A cyclo, a conical hat, some baskets of fresh flowers on the 49th floor of Saigon Skydeck

Bitexco – one of Top 20 iconic buildings of the world by CNN Go

A board with a list of Top 20 iconic buildings of the world are hung on the wall.

A board displaying list of Top 20 iconic buildings of the world are hung on the wall

A board displaying list of Top 20 iconic buildings of the world are hung on the wall, Bitexco Finacial Tower is ranked at 5 on the list.

Heineken World

The world of Heineken offers great experiences on 58th, 59th, 60th floors of Bitexco Finacial Tower. On this tour, guests learn about history, stories about Heineken, brewing beer process by modern technologies including 4D Vision technology, virtual reality technology, F1 racing, Samsung video wall. Visitors are served snacks and 2 glasses of Heineken beers, one of which is mixed by themselves. A Heineken glass bottle with visitors’ names are gifted at the end of the tour.

The information and ticket desk is located next to the reception desk of Saigon Skydeck on the ground floor. You can buy a combo of Saigon Skydeck & Heineken World at the cost of 250,000 VND. The cost of entrance ticket to Saigon Skydeck is 200,000 VND, paying 50,000 VND extra to join the Heineken World tour.

The world of Heineken

The world of Heineken entrance

Saigon Skydeck entrance at night

In front of the entrance to Saigon Skydeck, there are small fountains, benches and some green trees. Local people and visitors usually sit in this area to wait for their friends, just relax or enjoy take-away drinks.

EON 50 Cafe and EON 51 Restaurant & Lounge

EON 50 Cafe and EON 51 Restaurant & Lounge are perfect places to take a rest, enjoy foods and drinks after experiencing the Saigon Skydeck.

EON 50 Cafe

Website: https://eon51.com/cafe-eon

Email: sales@eon51.com

Opening hours of EON 50 Cafe: 08:00 – 23:30

EON 50 Cafe is the highest coffee shop in Saigon for relaxing, enjoying the stunning view and appealing drinks. The cafe provides an attentive service, give customers best experiences and serve them the highest quality products including drinks and Asian foods. Besides a wide range of seating options, they offer a spacious private room with a capacity of 40 people upon enquiry.

EON 51 Restaurant & Lounge

Website: https://eon51.com/eon51-restaurant-lounge

Phone: (+84) 28 6291 8751

Email: reservations@eon51.com

Opening hours of EON 51 Restaurant & Lounge: 11:00 – 23:00

EON51 Restaurant & Lounge is no doubt the highest places to enjoy your meals in Ho Chi Minh City. The restaurant features Open Kitchen and the VIP area, high-table section, a cellar displaying a broad selection of wines from reputable wine-producing regions. The menus are inspired by the flavors of Western cuisines, orchestrated from finest local and imported ingredients.

 

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