Bitexco Financial Tower

Top choice viewpoint in Ho Chi Minh City

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The 68-storey, 262m-high, Carlos Zapata–designed skyscraper dwarfs all around it. It's reportedly shaped like a lotus bulb, but also resembles a CD rack with a tambourine shoved into it. That tambourine is the 48th-floor Saigon Skydeck, with a helipad on its roof. Choose a clear day and aim for sunset – or down a drink in the EON Heli Bar on the 52nd floor instead.