Saigon Water Park
Saigon Water Park was opened to visitors on December 13, 1997, providing water entertainment, the first ever built in Vietnam to international standards. Located on an area of five hectares by the Saigon River in Thu Duc District, about 10km from downtown HCM City. With new games, some with high speeds that give visitors great thrills, the Park leaders take visitorsâ safety as their prime objective. Among the 300 staff are 70 lifeguards who guide and protect visitors on the entertainment rides. These lifeguards are trained in international emergency and granted certificates by the World Water Park Association. At the park gate, there is a medical station with professional medical workers on duty during the opening hours. For the complete safety of the visitors, smoking is only allowed in designed areas.
Visitors need not know how to swim, but have to wear swimsuits. The “Water slides, Raft rides”, from a height of 15m, consists of six slides, and visitors slide over 120 m of zigzag circles before flying to a blue water lake. Two persons can slide together on special slides. Multi-slides and twisters are also provided which consist of two-slide twittering into each other from a height of 12m and are 70m long.
Visitors may swim or use rubber rings to play in the Wave Pool. Every ten minutes, there is an artificial wave, one meter high. Those who want to relax can use buoys to float on the Lazy River, 350 m long, and enjoy the fresh natural air and see the entire park, shaded with many trees. There is a special swimming pool reserved for children.
Besides the road, visitors can take a tourist ship from Bach Dang wharf in the city center and travel along the Saigon Rive, in order to reach the Park (this requires reservations). Tickets to the Park are VND 60,000 per person and allow the own- to join in any ride for as long as they like. Children below 1.1 in high are charged VND 50.000 Visitors to the Park are not allowed to bring food nor drinks to keep the Park clean. Instead, they are served with European and Asian dishes at restaurants. Souvenir articles swimming suits and towels, hats, anti-sun cream, etc are sold in the Park.