Vietnam skyscrapers rapidly built in dynamic cities are the strong evidence of the vigorous development of this country in recent years. The city skylines in Vietnam welcome more and more stately skyscrapers, which offer breathtaking panoramic views over the busy city center. These spectacular buildings not only adorn the urban beauty but also offer some fascinating leisure activities for travelers.
First open to welcome guests in April 2013, the 37-storey Novotel Danang Premier Han River is one of the most exciting new hotels in Vietnam. Located right next to another Vietnam skyscrapers, the new Danang City Hall (or “The Biggest Corn in Vietnam” as some locals might refer), the Novotel is at the very center of this young dynamic city, overlooking the beautiful Han River. Perhaps the best feature of this skyscraper is the “Sky36”, the highest sky bar in Vietnam. Situated at the 35th and the 36th floor of the hotel, Sky36 reaches the altitude of 166 meters (545 feet). At this height, you can enjoy the setting sun over the mountains to the west, the mesmerizing blue sea to the far east or the beaming lights of the city streets right under you while savoring the best cocktails and tapas in town.
Front Facade of Novotel Danang Premier Han River in Danang, Vietnam
While the outdoor area offers a spectacular view, the inside area is filled with an elegant and luxurious ambience. Besides, Sky36 does feature live music performed by some of the most talented Vietnamese singers and DJs. Our travel expert says: Sky36 does not belong to the Novotel so it has its own policies. The most notable: “Wearing shorts and flip flops are not allowed”.
Being the tallest building in Vietnam from 2010 to early 2011, the Bitexco Financial Tower reaches 262.5 meters (861 feet) above the ground with 68 floors and 3 basements. Carlos Zapata, a well-known Ecuadorian architect, designs this outstanding Vietnam skyscraper with the inspiration of the national flower of Vietnam, the lotus. The building resembles a lighthouse at night as the light effulging from the top. Providing a complex of a shopping center, rental offices, cinemas, several luxury restaurants, the first helipad in the country and an observation deck, Bitexco Financial Tower is definitely the most iconic building in Saigon.
Bitexco Financial Tower in Saigon, Vietnam
At the height of 267 meters (876 feet), Lotte Center Hanoi is the 2nd tallest and the latest member Vietnam skyscrapers. Located between the old part and the new part of Hanoi, the building can easily get to no matter you are in the city. Lotte Center Hanoi features several units from Korea’s Lotte Group, including Lotte Department Store, the five-star Lotte Hotel Hanoi and Lotte Residence, the first of which has inaugurated in early September 2014.
Lotte Center Hanoi, Vietnam
Our travel expert says: After spending several days at the busy Old Quarter, why don’t you save your last day in the city and stay at Lotte Hotel Hanoi (soon to be one of the 20 tallest hotels in the world) to gaze with veneration at the different parts of the city from up high while relishing a wonderful dinner with mouth-watering steak selection along with a premium wine list at the “Grill 63” restaurant.
After the inauguration in October, Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower officially surpassed Bitexco Financial Tower to become the tallest Vietnam skyscrapers at 350 meters of altitude (1150 feet). It actually ranks 38th in the list of the tallest buildings in the world.
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower in Hanoi, Vietnam
With its outstanding height, Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower can be noticed even if you are kayaking on the Westlake, which means 10 kilometers away (not in a foggy winter morning though). On the other hand, situated at the highest floor of the building, the Sky72 Observatory provides a vintage point to observe not just the center of the city but also famous mountainous areas such as Ba Vi which is 60 kilometers away to the east and Tam Dao which is nearly 100 kilometers to the northeast. It is an extraordinary experience, one you will not find in the whole Indochina unless you are on the plane. Our travel expert says: To enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view, the entrance fee is 250.000 dong or about $12, but worth every penny. In addition to the observation deck itself, Sky72 also features a 5D cinema, a 3D Picture museum that kids will enjoy and a fine coffee place to sit back and relax. Finally, please make sure to check the weather in advance. To travelers, Vietnam is mostly known because of its charmingly beautiful sceneries as well as the rich and diverse culture. However, nowadays, as a consequence of the country’s economic development, Vietnam skyscrapers are becoming more and more popular as tourist attractions.