Saigon Skydeck Review: First-Hand Experience with Details

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In Ho Chi Minh City and wondering whether to visit the Saigon Skydeck?

Here’s a first-hand Saigon Skydeck review with the details on

  • the ticket costs,
  • things to do at Saigon Skydeck
  • what is included and excluded
  • whether a visit to the Saigon Skydeck is worth it

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What is Saigon Skydeck?

The Saigon Skydeck is part of the Bitexco Financial tower in Ho Chi Minh city. The Saigon Skydeck is located on the 49th floor and offers 360-degree panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh City.

The views are offered through glass windows.

How much is the ticket for the Saigon Skydeck?

The ticket for the Saigon Skydeck is

  • VND 200,000 per person and
  • VND 130,000 for kids between 4-12 years of age as well as seniors above 65 years of age and disabled people.

The ticket includes access to the Ao Dai exhibition on top.

But you can get a cheaper ticket on Klookcheck tickets on Klook

What are the visitor hours of the Saigon Skydeck?

  • The Skydeck is open from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • The last entry is 45 mins before closing time
  • You can stay at the Skydeck for as long as you wish till its closing time.

What to do at the Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck?

There are lots of things to do at the Saigon Skydeck.

  • Enjoying the 360-degree views of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Checking out the Ao Dai museum
  • Going through the information panels about the Bitexco tower
  • Looking at distant places from the observatory
  • Checking out large maps and getting information on important structures in Ho Chi Minh city using the large screens
  • Going through the souvenirs collection
  • Getting a photo printed as memorabilia

How is the experience – A full Saigon Skydeck Review

Saigon Skydeck seen from District 1 lanes

Let me break down my experience at the Saigon Skydeck under various helpful heads.

Location and parking

– The Bitexco Financial tower which houses the Saigon Skydeck is centrally located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. It is fairly easy to navigate to the tower as the tower can be seen standing tall from almost all parts of District 1.

– We travelled around on two scooters during our time in Saigon and we found parking at a public parking place opposite the Bitexco financial tower. We paid VND 10000 per scooter and hopped across the street to enter the tower.

– 4-wheelers may not get parking here. So it is best to get to the tower on foot, on a scooter or hail a Grab.

Entrance and ticket

The tickets to the Saigon Skydeck are available on the ground floor near the reception area of the Saigon Skydeck and cost VND 200,000 per person (As stated above)

The staff was very helpful, spoke excellent English and explained the inclusions and exclusions of the ticket.

We did find the ticket sold here to be more expensive than the one we had seen on Klook. We wish we had booked the Klook ticket.

If you book using Klook, you not only save some money but also get to enter directly by having your QR code scanned.

Buy Saigon Skydeck tickets on Klook now

After you get your ticket, the staff ushers you towards the lift area. But before that, they click a picture of you.

The lift is super fast and takes you to the 49th floor in a matter of a few seconds.

Experience at the Saigon Skydeck

Once you reach the 49th floor, a member of the staff welcomes you after which you are free to explore on your own.

The Skydeck is a beautiful, indoor area with, clean glass windows. You can take a walk all around the tower to enjoy 360-degree views of Ho Chi Minh City.

The clear views despite the fact that we visited after sunset on a rainy day were very impressive.

There are lots of information screens set up near the windows to give more information on the area around. You can easily use these screens to zoom in and out on the map or browse through the information decks of important structures in Ho Chi Minh City. The screens are very user-friendly and an excellent way to get more out of your visit to the Skydeck.

In addition to these, they have set up observatory decks for telescopic views of the city. These decks are installed all across the floor. A member of the staff is also readily available to guide you with more information.

In my opinion, the Saigon Skydeck definitely allows you to understand how huge, developed and well-planned Ho Chi Minh City is. It truly gives you a bird’s eye view of the city that seems crazy and chaotic from the ground level.

Additional things to do

You will also find the Ao Dai Exhibition here. A walk around takes only a couple of minutes and adds some cultural insight to your visit.

The souvenirs sold here include notebooks, t-shirts, keychains etc and most are quite expensive in comparison to the items sold in the nearby Ben Thanh market.

Finally there is a photo printing booth where you can get the photo clicked at the entrance printed. The photo is printed with digitally inserted backgrounds. You can choose from background options like the tower, the panoramic view, the fireworks, etc.

Even though the photo itself was fairly affordable, I wasn’t happy with the digitally inserted backgrounds. I felt it made the photo look very artificial and so I didn’t buy any photos.

But if you like collecting memorabilia, there is an option to buy a ticket with photos on Klook that proves to be much cheaper.

Buy entrance + photo tickets on Klook

Café or Restaurant

Unfortunately, there is no café or restaurant upstairs as stated in many reviews on the internet. Apparently, the same is under maintenance and shut down for the time being.

Not having a place to sit to take in the views while enjoying a drink was definitely disappointing.

What adds to the woes is the fact that you aren’t allowed to carry your own food or beverages upstairs and the fact that there is absolutely no seating available on the Skydeck to give some rest to your tired feet.

The staff does provide a bottle of water but that’s hardly inviting.


I am adding this section only to give a realistic idea of what to expect if you are exclusively visiting the Skydeck for photography.

So here’s what I have to say

– the Skydeck has glass windows and so you will have to be skilled to click pictures without you or your camera’s reflection showing in all your photos. The night view creates even stronger reflections.

– the best photos can be clicked around sunset. So reach by 4:30 pm as the sun mostly sets around 5:15 pm.

Saigon Skydeck FAQs

How long can you stay at the Saigon Skydeck?

You can stay for as long as you wish to till the Skydeck’s closing time.

Is Saigon Skydeck worth visiting?

Saigon Skydeck is definitely worth visiting. Even though the ticket is a bit expensive, the experience is worth it. The view from the top helps you understand how the city is planned, lets you feel the expanse of the city and see the many important structures in the city from the top. The Skydeck is also made engaging with the addition of observatory decks, souvenir shops, art exhibitions and informational panels.

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