Both young and old visitors will have fun in Vietnam’s amazing amusement parks. Build up in grandeur, they not only provide attractions and games, but manmade marvels. SunWorld and VinWonders are the two biggest park names, found in locations throughout the country.
If the only gondola you’re familiar with is the kind being paddled around the canals of Venice, then you’ve been missing out. In Vietnam, a cable car, aerial tram or gondola ride entails a comfortable and scenic ride in an enclosed cabin that will take you effortlessly to the top of the rugged mountainous landscape …
List + Map of Amusement, Theme, and Water Parks
Expect a good portion of these parks to provide water rides and attractions to cool down visitors. From roller coasters to live shows, there is so much excitement going on at these theme parks. Some even boast luxurious on-site hotels so you can spend the night in a ferry tale paradise.
Guide to Amusement Parks and Rides in Vietnam
While Vietnam is known as a leading exporter of cashews and black pepper as well as being home to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, it’s also home to several amusement parks, some of which seem almost out of this world. The country’s types of attractions and theme parks are as varied as the landscapes, giving tourists plenty of choices for playtime on their trips.
The amusement, theme, and water parks in Vietnam are often a mixed combination of different kinds of entertainment. Many amusement parks also include swimming areas with slides and attractions, so visiting one of these places might be best done over a couple of days to experience everything.
Some parks also have themed lands, rides, restaurants, and animal encounters, while others focus on spiritual structures and landmarks. There are even a few standalone theme parks like SnowTown Saigon, a manufactured winter wonderland in Ho Chi Minh City.
Still, several of Vietnam’s amusement parks are affiliated with either the Sun World or VinWonders organizations. These two brands have a family of properties that all boast similar layouts with unique attractions and motifs.
Sun Land Parks
The Sun Land entertainment complexes are popular places to play among locals and tourists, as they offer a large variety of attractions and things to look at.
The Sun Land properties have many variances; for example, the Fansipan Legend location boasts a cable car ride to the top of the mountain, a buddha statue, and the Bich Van Zen Monastery as its main points of interest. The Sun Land Baden Mountain location also has a cable car ride and numerous temples to view.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Asia Park – Sun World Da Nang Wonders has both a more traditional-style amusement park with rides and a cultural area that showcases many Asian countries, such as Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, Nepal, and Indonesia. Aside from the attractions, plenty of shopping venues and food stands are there to browse and sample.
Another unique property in this family of businesses is Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park – Ken Giang, which is incredibly popular for its water features on the beautiful Pineapple Island. The water park has more than 20 slides, lazy rivers, and adventure areas over six themed lands, meanwhile, the Phu Quoc cable car system offers leisurely rides across stunning teal waters.
Several of the VinWonders Parks have their own themes and are somewhat reminiscent of how Disney parks are structured. Each park is divided into themed areas that boast attractions related to magical, mythical, and storybook-style rides and entertainment. A few of them have their own castle structure, a water park area, and some type of animal encounter experience, too.
People who aren’t into rides or any other attractions can indulge in eating and shopping in the parks, many stores, and restaurants. Making plans to visit a VinWonders park should involve multiple days to get the most out of your time in them.