If you want to see the whole view of Ho Chi Minh City in the most different way to feel the bustling life here, you will come to the Bitexco Skyper building. Exotic Travel Vietnam will guide you to visit this luxurious, fully furnished inside the Bitexco Financial Tower in Saigon.
Bitexco Financial Tower
Address: 2 Hai Trieu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening hours: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm.
Bitexco Financial Tower is also known as Bitexco Skyscraper Tower. Bitexco’s highlight is that inside this building is a modern commercial centre. You can enjoy shopping, eating and playing with friends without getting bored.
The building has all 12 elevators with a speed of 7m/s to help you move to anywhere in the building in just 45s. This speed will sometimes make you feel dizzy for the first time, but this is definitely a great experience.
1. Activities to do in the tower
1.1. Go shopping centre Icon68
Icon68 Shopping Center in the Bitexco Financial Tower has been a meeting place for many fashion lovers in Ho Chi Minh City, especially regular customers of world-famous brands such as Mango, Adidas, Topshop Topman, Warehouse, Charles & Keith, Pedro… Icon68 is proud to be a special trading centre inside Bitexco Financial Tower – one of 25 typical buildings in the world’s construction.
Icon68 Shopping Center has 6 floors with an area of nearly 10,000m2. It has become a shopping paradise, an ideal destination. You can freely choose and shop from famous fashion brands. A shopping centre is a place where famous international fashion brands display their products to introduce guests.
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1.2. Spend time at the cinema
After spending your time to go shopping at Icon68, you may visit the BHD Star Cineplex Icon 68 cinema located on the 3rd and 4th floor for entertainment. It is funny if you go with friends or family to spend time at this place.
The cinema complex includes 7 rooms (including 5 rooms for 2D and 3D technical projection) with a total area of over 2,000m2 and a capacity of nearly 1,000 people. Each room is equipped with an international standard screen and Dolby 7.1 sound, giving you a great experience at Bitexco.
1.3. Enjoy the view from Saigon Skydeck
Skydeck is on the 49th floor of the Bitexco building. Saigon Skydeck Observatory gives you a great view, covering the entire city. You can meet people and find cultural corners that ancient and modern, dynamic and quiet style mix together.
You absolutely can see a beautiful city from Saigon Skydeck Observatory. Specifically, the binocular system here allows you to observe every corner of this city clearly.
If you come to Skydeck at night, when the city lights up, you will have an opportunity to see a very unique Saigon. You will see lines of cars carrying bright beams mixed with lights from buildings and constructions, creating a vivid and extremely fantasy picture.
2. Places to eat at Bitexco
Haidilao restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of Bitexco building, mainly trading in Sichuan hotpot, combined with the Vietnamese specialties. This famous hot pot brand from China, Haidilao, has arrived in Saigon and attracted many food lovers to enjoy.
If you enjoy Haidilao for the first time, it is easy to confuse by a lot of ingredients to add in the hot pot, such as US, Australian beef, fish, chicken, meatballs, mushrooms and countless vegetables …
You can choose from 1 to 4 different types of hotpot soup (tomato, sour, hotpot, or mushroom), and you may require adjusting the hot level of chilli.
The price is cheap depending on the type that almost ranges from 200,000 VND per set.
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Ootoya is also on the 2nd floor with Japanese culture. This Ootoya restaurant serves diners with a number of famous Japanese dishes, such as sushi, tempura and kaiseki (traditional Japanese cuisine makes a combination of many dishes).
The characteristic of Ootoya restaurant is the traditional cuisine in the family meal, called “teishoku” cuisine. Every day, the team of skilled chefs at Ootoya always works with the passion to pursue perfection from fresh ingredients, processing techniques.
2.3. Strata Restaurant
The buffet is organized on the 50th floor of Bitexco, which creates different feelings while eating the buffet at a high storey of the building to see the view. Buffet prices are not cheap, about 820,000VND per person inclusive of soft drinks, but that is the reasonable price of a 5-star buffet. Strata restaurant serves over 50 dishes, and this restaurant also has a bar in the luxurious space.
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2.4. Eon51 Fine Dining
Eon51 Fine Dining is a destination attracting a lot of tourists because it is at a unique location. This place is the first choice for the guests interested in exploring Asian – European cuisine.
Eon51 Fine Dining owns a modern interior style combining with the classic definition to create a luxurious space. Surrounding the restaurant is a transparent glass wall, allowing diners to view the vast scene of Saigon from different sitting positions in the restaurant.
A special feature of this restaurant is the main kitchen, which is arranged in an open space, allowing you to observe the talented chefs. A few steps away from the kitchen is the wine cellar, where you can see plenty of famous wines in the world.
Eon51 Fine Dining is a great place for you to admire the city, enjoy unique dishes from famous chefs. In addition, this restaurant is also a suitable destination for partner meetings, friend gatherings, birthdays and romantic dating spots for couples.
2.5. Elle Cafe
Amidst the bustling Saigon city, Elle Café is like a miniature world of the magnificent capital of France. It covers a bit gentle, romantic style, but also modern and sophisticated. Every little corner of Elle Café is carefully cared to create unique features. Once coming to Elle Café will make you nostalgic and unforgettable.
Elle Cafe is on the ground floor of Bitexco Financial Tower. The café stands out for its sophisticated and luxurious design. The first impression of Elle Café is the pure white colour of tables and chairs, combined with the cool green of flower pots and bonsai. The elaborate arrangement, the clever layout of the owner has brought Elle a splendid, modern, and romantic place.
Elle Café with a cuisine style combining Asia – Europe serves a variety of dishes and drinks with a new and unique flavour.
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With the information above, we hope you can visit Bitexco Financial Tower easily and enjoy a great view of Ho Chi Minh City from this building.