For exceptional views and stylish settings, Hanoi and Saigon have countless rooftop spots where visitors can enjoy a refreshing drink while taking in magnificent views of the streets below. Spectacularly located on the 26th floor, the uber-cool Chill Skybar offers sweeping views of downtown Saigon and beyond, priding itself on being Saigon’s original sky bar.
Known as the ‘five o’clock follies’ during the Vietnam War, The Rooftop Garden Bar was the location foreign journalists held their press conferences. Also in the heart of the city, and another popular spot among journalists in the 1960s is Saigon Saigon. Today it’s still a great place to watch the sun go down. Offering unparalleled views of the Saigon River, Breeze Sky Bar is a relaxing place to watch Saigon’s river life. It was here that Graham Greene wrote ‘The Quiet American’. With fewer high-rise buildings than Saigon, Hanoi still has some spectacular locations from which to relax and gaze across the beautiful cityscape. The Skyline Lounge offers a 360° view of the city, including the rooftops of the Old Quarter, whereas the Summit Lounge allows impressive panoramic views across Hanoi. For sky-high views of the city, there’s no better spot than the Top of Hanoi which provides a birds-eye view from the 65th floor.