"Relax and cool off for a day" Ho Chi Minh City Off The Beaten Path Tip by PhilEadie

Ho Chi Minh City Off The Beaten Path: 109 reviews and 219 photos

If you've had enough of shopping, museums and really feel you've been offered one coconut too many then get out of town to the Saigon Water Park in Thu Duc district.
The water park, which was an Australian joint project, has been open for about 5 years and offers a total escape from the city and all the usual attractions including six slides (for singles, doubles and triples), a lazy river, wave pool and an infant pool. All are well policed with lifegaurds on permanent duty. There are no hawkers so you really will be able to escape for a few hours.
The only downside in a country with such tasty food in abundance is the quality of the food on offer inside which ranges from boring pseudo Western fair to equally average local food at inflated (by VN standards) prices. Risk the wrath of the management and smuggle your own in.
Entrance is around 70k Dong (around 4.50USD). As for getting there - There is a bus from the centre of the city or you can take a boat from Bach Dang wharf. Personally I would splash out (pun intended) on a taxi which is the easiest way to get there and should only cost about 6USD each way.
If you are in HCMC for more than four days you really should treat yourself to a day here or at one of the other water parks around Saigon such as Dam Sen.

othercontact: swp@saigonwaterpark.com
Phone: (84.8) 897 0456

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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