Attraction Tan Phu Ward, Dist. 9, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
|07:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
Parks & Aquarium
Suoi Tien Theme Park is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Suoi Tien Theme Park is special ?
Suoi Tien is one of the biggest theme parks in Ho Chi Minh City and offers plenty of world class entertainment facilities.
The park is famous for its Oriental architecture, with the concept based on oriental beliefs. This concept is shown by all the statues, buildings and games in the park. They symbolise the wish for peace, happiness and wealth. Some are constructed according to long-standing Vietnamese legends like Thanh Giong, Lac Long Quan - Au Co, and Chu Dong Tu – Tien Dung. It is the folks and tales twisted into a physical work and embedded all throughout the park that make it stand out.
Tourists visiting Suoi Tien can learn about legendary history of Vietnamese people. What’s more, cultural festivals are periodically held within the site, when interesting Vietnamese traditional activities and features are there for visitors to enjoy
What to explore at Suoi Tien Theme Park?
A true amusement park
As an amusement park, Suoi Tien offers numerous kinds of game, from scary, thrilling to adventurous ones such as: Mystery of the Forest, 4D Theatre, Roller Coaster and Air Bycicle. No one would be disappointed when come to this recreational area, especially children, as there’s a specific area called The Children Kingdom. This place has a lot of funny and attractive games from superman electric car, children train to ball house.
Once inside, the depictions related to Buddhism don’t stop. Immediately upon entering the park you’re greeted by a 20-metre long dragon and at almost every corner you turn you will see another giant monument.The most popular spot is probably the water park, which unlike Sen Water Park in the city is particularly kid friendly — and in fact mostly kid oriented. A large water park play area is for kids as well as a few tame water slides, at least compared to others in Vietnam, at the sides and rear of the water area. The whole area is decorated as a large mountain, complete with a giant face carved into the side.
There are also rides and games in the park. A new feature is a paintball area, where 100,000 VND gives you an hour-long paintball extravaganza complete with gear, guns and paint. If you’re scared to paintball, or you don’t want to get dirty, there is a laser tag area. Most of the rides are geared toward kids — they’re mostly smaller rides — except for a very large ferris wheel and roller coaster, but even the bigger rides aren’t particularly fast or scary.
At the back of the park things have more of an animal theme. A crocodile farm is supposedly home to almost 1,500 of the reptiles. You can not only look at and feed the crocs but, um, also buy a baby crocodile from their farm to start your own crocodile farm back home.
A dolphin and sea lion show is held every couple of hours — it was actually surprisingly okay. The animals seemed to be well kept and they performed some incredible feats, like jumping through a hoop of fire and hitting balls into the crowd with their tails.
How to get to Suoi Tien Theme Park?
From the city center, it takes about 40 minutesr to get to Suoi Tien Park by car, following Ha Noi Highway. In case tourists want to travel by bus, take number 19, 50, 52, 53 or 150 and ask the driver to drop at the park.
- Good place in Ho Chi Minh city
- Great for kids
- Amazing day at Saigon Wonderland
- One of the best theme parks in Vietnam
- Good place for family. Cutural place
Tan Phu Ward, Dist. 9, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Despite some conflicting reviews we decided to go to this theme park and I am very glad we did. What an excellent day out. The kids loved it - the place caters for little ones all the way through to teenagers. Rides seem to cost about 40000 dong each and the food areas are dirt cheap compared to western venues. The most expensive ride we did was 10 minutes on the racing cars at 175000 dong but they were faster then the carts in Australia and much cheaper in comparison. The water park is also great as well. To be honest we didn't get to half the park it is that big - you really need two days to see it all. We caught bus 19 from Ben Tan markets for 6000 song but came upon a scam where one of out friends had her arms held by two ladies whilst a man opened her bag and stole her purse. We were able to get it back with no help from the driver or ticket collectors so took a taxi back at the end of the day to our hotel at the Ben Tan markets which cost 470000 dong. The biggest problem for this park is no one at front of park speaks English. They gave me two tickets for my son and I however he passed through the entry gates with what have been an adults leaving me with a childs pass. Despite trying to explain that we had mixed the ticket up because they were in Vietnamese so we had no idea they refused to let him out of the park nor me in until I had to go back and buy another adult ticket! Not a good start to the day but thankfully it got better. Beware as well if you try and get child prices for kids that are under 140cm (but really aren't!) when you enter the attractions they have sensors that go off when your child's head passes through to alert them that they are taller then 140cm! Smart technology!