Summer is coming and you are still confused about your family vacation - on what to do and how to award your children after a hard-working school year? Are you worried about how much to spend? Don’t worry, let’s have a look at top 5 most popular amusement parks for your family vacations this summer revealed on this note - what to enjoy, opening hours, entrance fee, and things to your packing before the journey are put in motion.
I. Why should amusement parks be the best choice for your family vacation in Vietnam?
Time and money saving, but still unforgettable and relaxing activities for family vacations are the best advantages that amusement parks award families, especially with kids. Moreover, visiting amusement parks is beneficial to everyone in the family. It enables children to relax after the hard-working school year, to communicate with other people and strengthens their physical health via different activities. For parents, it is a good chance for them to get closer to their children and also to recline after the stressful hustle and bustle of modern daily life.
For foreigners, amusement parks are one of the most ideal choices for their children among Vietnam family tours due to its safety, security, and diversity as well.
II. Top 5 best amusement parks for your family vacation in Vietnam.
1. Suoi Tien (Ho Chi Minh City)
Together with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the most dynamic city in Vietnam, is one of the most attractive destinations when visiting this beautiful country. People often regard Hanoi as a peaceful and charming city. By contrast, Ho Chi Minh City gives tourists the impression of the hustle and bustle of a new Asian cosmopolitan city but still carries with it a lot of tradition. With one of the world’s highest population densities, that Ho Chi Minh City has the craziest traffic in the world will make you confused to cross the road.
A must-see spot in Ho Chi Minh city
It is understandable when Suoi Tien is on this list as it has long been a major Ho Chi Minh City’s attraction and the most popular amusement park in this city. This amazing park is filled with colourful statues of mythical creatures like dragons, tortoises and phoenixes, or edifices and shrines of Buddha. It is such an ideal place for your family vacation in a day when you can enjoy water slides at the artificial Tien Dong Beach, parades or roller coaster rides, 4D cinema and one of Vietnam’s first aquariums. You will be surprised by golden monkey dresses of staff with tricks and astonishing performances.
Why is it “Suoi Tien”?
As for the structure of the park, it is easy to realize the oriental architectural elements everywhere from statues, buildings to outdoor games - based on Vietnamese beliefs and their desire for happiness, luck, and wealth.
What to explore in Suoi Tien Amusement Park?
Various entertainment places
Youngsters can ride on boats like turtles on lazy rivers of the water park area. A big farm housing with over 1,000 crocodiles will amaze you by feeding them using raw meat attached to fishing poles. Meanwhile, older visitors can visit the underground attraction called “Unicorn Palace”, a walk-through tunnel displaying of the nine levels of Hell ( Buddhist beliefs), such as after the death humans getting ripped apart, or eaten by animals and dumped into boiling vats if they used to be wicked. As an amusement park, Suoi Tien offers many different kinds of games, from thrilling to adventurous activities like 4D Theatre, Mystery of the Forest, Roller Coaster and Air Bicycle. Everyone will be relaxed when come to this recreational palace, especially children in The Children Kingdom with a lot of funny and attractive games from superman electric car, children train to ball house.
Not only as an entertainment center, Suoi Tien is also the place that locals flock to light incenses at the numerous prayer halls within the premise, especially during special festivities or the first and middle of the month. So if you are lucky enough, Suoi Tien is also a good choice to experience the Buddhist rituals during your Vietnam travel. In addition to entertainment activities, here is also where you can experience traditional rituals as well as cultural festivals such as Hung King Anniversary, Lunar New Year, or Mid-Autumn Moon Festival for children.
There is bad news that Suoi Tien is quite far away from the downtown center of Ho Chi Minh City (about 40km). However, it is worth your try, an amusement park for your Vietnam family tour - good for entertainment and culture exploration at the same time.
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 17:30
Address: 120 AH1, Tan Phu, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 83 896 0260
Price Range: US$2.50 for Children, US$5 for Adults
2. Ba Na Hills (Danang)
Danang is well known for the Ba Na Hills, a tourist resort holding two world records for the longest single cable car and the longest distance between upper and lower stations.
Located to the southwest of the city, Ba Na Hills is 1,487 meters above sea level. The weather is cool all year round with temperatures averaging between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius. Ba Na is different from other places as visitors can experience four seasons in one day. Spring is in the morning, summer is at noon, the afternoon is autumn and winter comes at night. So every time is the best time to travel Vietnam in general and Danang in particular.
How to get to Ba Na Hills?
The cable car is a special attraction in Ba Na Hills. And you must use the cable to reach Ba Na Hill, which not only saves time and energy as well. The price of a round trip ticket is VND 600,000 per adult. Once cabin can accommodate eight people. Children less than one meter in height ride free accompanied by an adult. The ticket price includes a round trip ticket and entrance to the theme park. At the top, visitors will find Linh Ung Pagoda, old French built villas and wine cellars where you can try the wine for only VND 30,000.
What to see in Ba Na Hills?
With an area of 21,000 m2, Ba Na Hills Fantasy Park will definitely satisfy all the entertainment demands of all ages, featuring amusing games for children to X-games for adults with all kinds of game, from the game for tiny kids to the arcade adventure or thrills or just relaxing. The main food courts serving Western and Asian food alongside souvenir shops offering various mementos to choose from are also available.
Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Garden
This great flower garden in European style is a nice setting in Ba Na and is home to hundreds of species of flowers. They are picturesque, ancient and romantic, which appeals thousands of people, especially couples to save memorable moments.The French Village is a mini-Europe in Ba Na Hills.
The Village was designed by famous French architects, so you can experience French culture right here in Vietnam.
That is a great place to admire a copy of showcase celebrities from all over the world. Ronaldo, Messi, David Backham and many more famous people are available here.
The Debay Wine Cellar
It was built in 1923 - it is the home to an abundance of grape wines. Nothing special than discovering the cellar under warm light, surrounded by the scent of European wine, along with oak-wood wine tanks.
Other spiritual attractions in Ba Na Hills
Linh Ung Pagoda, Thich Ca Mau Ni Statue, Linh Phong Tu Tower, Lau Chuong or Steles House (nha Bia).
Address: Danang, Vietnam
Entrance fees: VND 550,000 /adult and VND 400,000 /child
3. Vinpearl Land (Nha Trang)
Why should be Vinpearl Land (Nha Trang)?
If you are looking for a beach to spend on your holiday, it is such a big pity if you miss Nha Trang. The beach heaven with long coastal, white smooth sand and crystal blue water will definitely make you Vietnam travel for summer vacation much more amazing and relaxing feeling at the first sight. The main attraction will be Vinpearl land, the pearl of the ocean queen’s crown, offering a marvelous scene and excellent services.
Located on Hon Tre (Bamboo Island), Vinpearl Land is regarded as the “Disneyland of Vietnam” with a variety of exciting sports and games. Additionally, you will have a chance to get there via the world’s longest oversea cable car (3,320 metres) and view the charming city at night.
What to explore in Vinpearl Land (Nha Trang)?
Water sports, a 3D cinema, games arcade and performances such as breakdancing troupes are always available in Vinpearl Nha Trang. Moreover, the aquarium with impressively sized tanks will please your kids with colorful underwater creatures and reptiles like turtles, colorful fish, moray eels or rays. You can enjoy enormous fish swim overhead from the moving walkway winds its way through a tunnel.
The 50,000 m2 waterpark with slides, a lazy river, wave pool and kids splash pad will satisfy your family and cool down Nha Trang heat. Small but lovely beach of clean white sand and sparkling waters with a view to the city skyline will be ideal for couples wandering or sunbathing. Watercraft like jet-skis, parasailing and new-fangled water hoverboards for adventure-lovers can be rented as well.
It is not allowed to bring your own food as they do check your bags. Western food is limited to fast-food type restaurant like Lotteria, and Vietnamese local food is kind of the rice with meat and vegetable variety. Snack stalls offer cold drinks, ice cream, beer and fruits. However, don’t worry! - prices are reasonable, no overcharging at all.
Peak season: 9:00 AM – 10:00PM
Low season: 8:30AM – 9:00PM (Sunday to Thursday), 8:30AM – 10:00PM (Friday to Saturday)
Entrance fees: VND 500,000 – VND 650,000.
4. Sun World Halong Complex (Bai Chay)
On an area of 214ha, the world-class amusement park, Sun World Halong Park is a must-see destination for your family vacation this summer.
Sun World Halong Complex consists of two separate areas: coastal amusement park and playground on top of Ba Deo connected by a unique cable car system named Queen’s cable. However, you have to buy two tickets for each zone.
Coastal Entertainment Complex
Located on charming Bai Chay beach in a large area, Coastal Entertainment Complex, especially in Dragon Park, satisfies all visitors with many exciting games. Coming to Dragon Park, you will be amazed by a world of adventure games before your eyes. Don’t forget to try Phi Long Express - the most terrible roller coaster in Vietnam. If you travel with your kids, the fun and attractive games like Mystery Journey, Magic umbrella, Cyclone Dance, Reptile Army will also be amazing.
The ticket price for you at Dragon Park:
Adult: VND 699.000
Children (0.9m - 1.3m) and people aged 65 years: VND 255.000
Children under 0.9m: Free
KID OLAND children's playground
Like in Dragon Park, many fun games like sliding, ball house, obstacle course will be interesting. Meeting the Goddess is also worth a try to admire first hand and take pictures with famous characters or celebs. Experiencing the elaborate process of over 500 body measurements over 90 days of famous artisans, each wax statue is the perfect replica of celebrities like David Beckham, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan or Lionel Messi. This is an amazing chance to take pictures with your idols in the most genuine feelings.
The fare: VND 100,000/ adults - VND 50,000/ child (from 1m to 1.3m).
The Sun Wheel
From here, you will see the distance from one of the most beautiful corners of the heritage city of Halong Bay. Standing on the top of Three Gorges at 215 meters above sea level, the Sun Wheel is one of the highest panoramic views to capture your eyes to beautiful Halong Bay. Especially during the night, tens thousands of led lights make Sun Wheel like a beautiful sun brilliant in the dark night of Halong Bay.
Especially, it's located in the beautiful area of Halong Bay. Twice recognized as World Heritage Site of the outstanding, universal aesthetic value, amazing geological and geomorphological value by UNESCO, and especially one of New 7 Natural Wonders in 2012, Halong Bay is one of the most attractive destinations in Northern Vietnam. Economic development and the globalization enable more and more visitors coming to Halong Bay, which significantly promotes Vietnamese people and our natural beauty to foreigners.
5. Dam Sen Water Park (Ho Chi Minh City)
Also situated in Ho Chi Minh City, Dam Sen Water Park has long become the most popular places for your family vacation especially during summer months and school holidays. It features a wide range of water slides, a wave pool, and many other scary rides for visitors of all ages.
What to explore in Dam Sen Water Park (Ho Chi Minh City)?
If you are an adventure-lover or a thrill-seeker, standout rides including the Kamikaze, a fast-paced water slide in 19 meters, and a Flying Fox-themed water ride hanging from a 10 meter-long cable over a massive swimming pool will be one of the most amazing choices for you. Children can enjoy the play area housing colorful slides, and massive statues of elephants spouting water jets.
Is it safe for your children?
Dam Sen Water Park also offers lockers, newspapers, and magazines at the sunbathing area. Parents can relax and be reassured that your children are always safe as a team of well-trained lifeguards are on patrol at all times.
Interestingly, Dam Sen Cultural Park is nearby. Over 30 types of attractions like a botanical garden, roller coasters, electronic games, mini zoo, monorail train, miniature lakes, and a butterfly farm will be safe for your children to play and explore.
Don’t forget to admire the massive Roman square with musical water and light theatre that fits up to 3,000 people.
Opening Hours: Wednesday - Monday 09:00 – 18:00
Location: 3D Hoa Binh, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 83 896 0260
Price Range: VND 140,000 (above 1.4m) & VND 90,000 (0.8m - 1.4m)