Mention Vietnam and many people would automatically think of phở, Vietnamese drip coffee, and Halong Bay (presumably in this order as well!). But there is so much more to Vietnam beyond great food and idyllic countryside. We at Trip101 have taken it upon ourselves to present you, our dear readers, with the unexpected and the out of this world that will blow your socks off and get your blood pumping. Check out this list of the best theme parks and amusement parks in Vietnam! You read that right, now you can have phở, coffee, natural scenery, and a great shot of adrenaline rush.
1. Đầm Sen Park, Hồ Chí Minh
Đầm Sen Park is situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City and is a great getaway from the muggy summer heat. Fully equipped with modern waterpark facilities such as the Wandering River, the Wave Pool, and Massage Pool as well as heart-stopping thrill rides like the Kamikaze and Twister Space Bowl, Đầm Sen Park has it all! Suitable for all ages, the water park is a particularly good day out for the whole family. Safety-conscious parents can also relax as Đầm Sen Park’s staff are well-trained to handle just about any situation!
Đầm Sen Park
Address: 3 Hòa Bình, Phường 3, Quận 11, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Website: Đầm Sen Park
Opening hours: Mon & Thu - Fri: 9am - 5pm; Tue: 8am - 6pm; Wed & Sat: 9am - 6pm; Sun: 8.30am - 6pm
Price: From 62 USD
2. Suối Tiên Theme Park, Hồ Chí Minh
Suối Tiên Theme Park is a theme park slash cultural attraction that will blow your minds. This Buddhist-themed amusement park is dedicated to showcasing Buddhist beliefs as well as the myths and legends surrounding Asian creatures such as dragons and phoenixes. Suối Tiên Theme Park promises a fun day out for the family as there is something that will appeal to everyone. There is a water theme park section of the park that features an artificial beach with lazy river rides and water slides. To add on to the bizarre attraction of the park, these rides are built with Buddhist and Asian themes; for example, visitors will be able to come shooting out of a water slide that ends in various famous Buddhist figures’ mouths!
Suối Tiên Theme Park
Address: 120 Xa lộ Hà Nội, Phường Tân Phú, Quận 9, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Website: Suối Tiên Theme Park
Opening hours: 8am - 5:30pm (daily)
Price: 2.50 USD for children, 5 USD for adults
3. Dragon Park Ha Long, Quảng Ninh
Dragon Park Ha Long is one of the biggest theme parks in Southeast Asia. Located in the beautiful Ha Long Bay in the north of Vietnam, the cool weather all year round only adds to the simple joy of visiting an amusement park. Thrill-seekers will be raring to try the Phi Long Express, a rollercoaster that is aptly named “terrible” in Vietnamese. The Rhino Sling is another exciting ride that should not be missed. This ride will spin riders at adrenaline-racing speeds then let riders freefall at top speeds of 65 kph (40 mph)! Safety is also a top priority for Dragon Park as all its rides are tested and guaranteed 100% safe by the world-renowned Parques Reunidos amusement park management.
Dragon Park Ha Long
Address: Bãi Cháy, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
Website: Dragon Park Ha Long
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 1pm - 8pm; Sun: 6am - 8pm
Price: From 11 USD
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4. Sun World Ba Na Hills, Da Nang
Sun World Ba Na Hills is perched on top of the scenic Ba Na Hills. To reach this amusement park, take a cable car ride and enjoy the beautiful views that surround the area. Once you are there, walk through French-inspired Gothic architecture and snap a few OOTDs. For those who need an adrenaline rush, head to Fantasy Park, which is filled with exciting rollercoaster rides and thrills. Those who prefer to kick back and enjoy the cool breezes, there is a beer garden that stocks ice cold ones, hot meals, and snacks. Before leaving the park at the end of a fun-filled day, make sure to walk along the famous Golden Bridge, which is famous for being held up by a pair of gigantic hands.
Sun World Ba Na Hills
Address: Hòa Vang, Da Nang, Vietnam
Website: Sun World Ba Na Hills
Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)
Price: 26 USD for children, 32 USD for adults
Asia Park - Sun World Da Nang Wonders will keep you and your family busy for the whole day! True to its name, Asia Park showcases the diverse Asian culture across the region. You will not only learn about what makes each country unique, you will also get to taste the very best of each country’s food from Japanese cuisine, Indonesian cuisine, Singaporean cuisine, Korean cuisine, Indian cuisine, Nepalese cuisine, Thai cuisine, Cambodian cuisine, Chinese cuisine, and of course, Vietnamese cuisine!
6. Fantasy Park, Da Nang
Fantasy Park lies within the Sun World empire and is inspired by adventurers exploring our earth. Can you guess which stories this theme park revolves around yet? Well, Fantasy Park is built around Jules Verne’s iconic novels - “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” and “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”. Expect mysterious rides and thrilling adventures galore at Fantasy Park! This park is kid-friendly, making it the perfect spot to spend a family day out.
Address: Hoà Phú, Hòa Vang, Da Nang, Vietnam
Website: Fantasy Park
Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)
Price: 26 USD for children, 32 USD for adults
7. Công Viên Khủng Long - Jura Park
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Công Viên Khủng Long - Jura Park is the perfect theme park for dinosaur lovers and enthusiasts! More than 60 species and 100 dinosaur models are available in the park. Learn about which dinosaurs could crush three cars at one go and state up in awe at dinosaurs that tower over us puny humans. A good time to visit is on the weekends as the park will put on realistic dinosaur model performances to let visitors have an immersive experience on how it felt like to walk among these prehistoric creatures.
Công Viên Khủng Long - Jura Park
Address: Phu Tuc Hamlet, Hoa Phu Commune, Hoa Vang District, TP. Da Nang, Vietnam
Website: Công Viên Khủng Long - Jura Park
Opening hours: 12pm - 4pm (daily)
Price: 9 USD for children, 18 USD for adults
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang a world-class amusement park and water park in Nha Trang. Take a cable car ride across sparkling blue waters to the island of Nha Trang, where Vinpearl Land awaits. Take a ride on the Sky Wheel, which will give you panoramic views all around the bay. Next, challenge yourself to a bouncy inflatable course at the water park. Do not forget to try the Evolution Ride with its 360-degree rotations that will get your blood pumping.
Sun World Halong Park is the largest recreational complex in Vietnam today. Explore this huge amusement park with winning views! The Queen Cable Car is the first reversible gondola system in Asia and is a great way to view Halong Bay in its entirety. The Sunwheel is another attraction; this giant Ferris Wheel lets you see everything from 250 meters (820 feet) above sea level at its highest point. Next, cast away your worldly worries and enjoy the magnificent Zen Garden, which is inspired by the Okayama Korakuen Gardens in Japan. Artfully designed, the Zen Gardens will calm your soul and help you find inner peace!
Duration: 1 day
An entire day of fun
There you go, Trip101’s best theme parks and amusement parks in Vietnam! The cool part about visiting these theme parks in Vietnam is the melding of Asian and Vietnamese influences with the concept of a normal place to have fun. The amusement parks we listed are also mostly locally owned and managed, giving a unique flavor to your experience. So give these parks a shot and you might just find that Vietnam is an unexpected destination for thrills as well!
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