SAIGON: New Iconic Buildings

Saigon Skyline is literally growing, just after few months, you’ll see another gigantic building scraping Saigon’s sky. It has gained a number of buildings throughout the years, but these in the article are representing the Saigon Skyline better than any other buildings in town.

Bitexco Financial Tower


Storey: 68

Condition: Activated

Year of inauguration: 2010

Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, owned by Bitexco Group, a Vietnamese company. With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 metres (861 ft), making it the 124th tallest building in the world.

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Why should you visit?

The first 5 floors are used for entertainment and retail. There are several brands for shopping like Mango, Topman, Zalora, etc. Hidden in the structure is the recently opened coffee called “Nest by AIA”. With contemporary architectural design and decoration, the place is mostly used for brainstorming and group working. With high-class facilities and convenience, the tower undeniably deserves to be the top building of Saigon, as well as the new symbolic image of the whole city. If you want to have a bird-eye view on the city, you probably should try the Saigon Sky Deck at the 49th level. It offers you a spectacular view in which you can freely spend your whole day enjoying and letting yourself flow away. After hours of observing, why not having a drink at the EON bar? Luxuriating in Martini and the extensive view of the modern city is definitely a great deal!

Time Square


Storey: 40

Condition: Partially activated

Year of inauguration: to be fully opened soon

Times Square (Vietnam) is a high-rise building in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This tower is a 40-storey joint tower and features a modern architectural style.

Why should visit? The feature of this construction is that it has an impressive lighting system that can variously change in many colors and patterns. During some special occasions like New Year, the festive slogan is creatively displayed on the whole body of the tower, which attracts people’s attention.

Vietcombank Tower

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Storey: 35

Condition: Opening soon.

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Looking at the building on top floor of Sheraton Hotel

This is perhaps the most anticipated construction of Saigon for its contemporary architectural design that will dramatically transform the city’s old look. The building reminds us of New York architectures well. Furthermore, this structure is ranked as the second highest tower in Saigon (up to the date of this article,) surpassed only by Bitexco. The 35-storey building is reportedly allocated as the Southern headquarters of Vietcombank, one of the most popular banks in Vietnam. The construction will be used for high-class office, entertainment, restaurant, and retail.


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