Inaugurated in October 2010, the 262.5 metre high Bitexco Financial Tower is currently the tallest building in Vietnam. Located in the middle of Ho Chi Minh City's business and entertainment core, the tower has 68 floors, a 50th floor helipad, and 3 basements. And on the 49th floor, Saigon Skydeck has full, breathtaking panoramas of the city available for VND200,000. The skyscraper also contains restaurants and a lounge that opened in late 2011.
The design inspiration for Bitexco Financial Tower was drawn from Vietnam's national flower, the Lotus. The lotus is a symbol of optimism and commitment. If you can't indulge in a helicopter ride up to the 50th floor, you can probably at least check out the Saigon Skydeck one floor below or unwind with a drink on the 52nd floor in the lounge. Enjoy superb views of HCMC below.