Since opening in 2010, this building has become Saigon’s newest icon and an emblem of the city’s rejuvenation. The tallest building in the city, its slender, tapered shape with a helipad jutting near the top is visible from everywhere in the city center.
The main attraction for visitors is the Saigon Skydeck on the 49th floor, which offers panaromic views of the city center and the Saigon river flowing through it. The observation deck provides information about the history and culture of the city. Binoculars are fitted in the glass walls. From this vantage point 584 ft (178 m) above the ground, many of Saigon’s sights are visible, including the Municipal Theater, the People’s Committee Building, and Ben Thanh Market. The bird’s eye view also gives an idea of the frantic pace of the city’s development, with new high-rise blocks appearing all around.
The tower also has many high-end stores for shopping enthusiasts as well as a wide range of fine restaurants and cafés and a cinema.