Picture this: You woke up early for a meeting, drove half an hour in traffic and worked for hours on a new project. On your lunch break, you drove another half hour to get to that really nice restaurant you like but had to eat really fast because you had to go pick up a package at the post office before going back to work. Now imagine doing this in Ho Chi Minh City, with all the motorbikes everywhere, the heat and the pollution… “Troi oi” would say the Vietnamese!
And now, tell yourself that all this doesn’t matter because you are renting an apartment in the Ascent Complex and you get to go home to that really magnificent abode close to nature in District 2, where all your troubles fade away and nothing matters but your peace and quiet…
The Ascent: What is it?
The Ascent is a new condo project that was completed in 2016. Situated in the green belt of Thao Dien in District 2, it’s a splendid complex that has 29 floors and contains a total of 218 units, ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments. Following Singaporean architecture style, the building’s design marries function and “green construction.” The result is one of the most livable spaces in the city.
A lot of Thao Dien is occupied by big villas, which borrow from several centuries of European design styles. Most emulate old-money Europe, and that sometimes comes off looking like new-money tackiness… not so of the Ascent itself. Built like a luxurious resort, it is a majestic feat of modern architecture.
It is the perfect place to unwind after a hectic day in Saigon. You have access to three swimming pools, a gym, a yoga room, a spa and an impressive variety of Vietnamese or Western restaurants. And all this is in a glorious setting mixing remarkable structure with lush vegetation, close to the Vincom Thao Dien Megamall, Big C, and CGV Cinema.
The Ascent: Where is it?
The Ascent sits in District 2 in the Thao Dien neighborhood. Thao Dien is a peninsula formed by a dramatic meander of the Saigon River, and confined by the massive Hanoi Highway, making it a clearly defined enclave. The watery circumference means Thao Dien residents always enjoy a breeze of fresh air, a stark contrast to many other districts in Saigon. Moreover, the location is very convenient, thanks to the aforementioned Hanoi Highway and the East-West Highway (Mai Chi Tho). It’s only a ten-minute drive from the center of District 1. You can also look forward to the opening of the Metro line that will connect Thao Dien to Binh Thanh and District 7 in 2020.
District 2 is home to the city’s rich and famous. It is also a refuge for many European expats, and the various restaurants and cafés in the area reflect that. You have access to countless styles of cuisine, upscale markets as well as many art galleries. The streets are relatively traffic free and Thao Dien is one of the few places in Ho Chi Minh where you can hear the chirping of the birds over the car horns!
Luxury within your reach…
Does the Ascent sound like your kind of oasis? Here are three apartments in the complex that are available to rent today.
This nicely decorated 2-bedroom apartment offers a great view of the complex’s swimming pool, the Saigon Bridge and District 1. It comes fully furnished with two LED televisions, three air-conditioners, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and infrared stovetop. It also includes a washing machine.
Views, views, views! Whether it’s the bedroom, living room or kitchen, you’ll enjoy sweeping city vistas through the apartment’s floor to ceiling windows. This apartment’s elegant design and spacious interior make it a real winner for modern families.
With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this apartment is perfect for a couple or a small family. It offers an amazing view of the Saigon River, lovely furniture, super comfortable sofa and a washing machine. Can you already see yourself taking a bath with that view?
The whole complex features a security service 24/7, security cameras, a kindergarten, banks, a health center, international schools and the very first heated swimming pool in Saigon!
So, what are you waiting for? Extravagance, comfort and serenity are within your reach at the Ascent!