VIETNAM: Strangest theme park: Suối Tiên Amusement Park

March 09, 2018

Suoi Tien is one of the biggest theme parks in Ho Chi Minh City and offers plenty of world class entertainment facilities.

Before this theme park was built, it was said that this place was an uninhabited land which had a natural stream flowing across endemic forest and natural scenery. The name “Suoi Tien” (Fairy Stream) derived from a story about 7 sacred girls died and became fairies in this land. Later the land was turned into a forestry farm before being developed into what we see today – the biggest cultural theme park of Ho Chi Minh. 

This Bodhisattva Buddha monument is 89 feet tall, including the globe and stand. The Buddha alone is 40 feet tall and weighs 628 tons. It is made of pure white granite.

Massive Buddha images around the park

Some people who wish to meditate, you can find some temples inside the park where you can be relaxed, pray and give some offerings if you want.

Some believers or tourists may light some incense or put offerings in front of the Buddha statues.

Introducing the Trung sister’s who defended Vietnam from invaders around 40AD. They ruled for about 3 years, but have been fundamental figures of national pride for almost 2000 years.

Vietnam’s Legendary Women Warriors

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. 

Harry Potter themed house of horror

Snow Castle (wondering what's inside)

So for the tourists who are visiting the place, it's a two-in-one experience as they can learn Vietnamese culture and at the same time they can have fun and enjoy the rides as Suoi Tien Amusement park 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.

ft. Roller coaster and Ferris wheel

There's a zoo located on the edge of a large complex of lakes filled with hundreds of crocodiles and on the other side it promises a collection of exotic animals such as monkeys, birds, peacocks and many more. 

Crocodile Kingdom

In order to express my sympathy to these cute animals, I've decided to feed them as the zookeepers allows feeding the crocs. BUT not for free! You need to pay 3.000VND for one piece of meat. It was exciting though. 😆 

Ticket for crocodile feeding

The highlight of this amusement park is their big waterpark with an ancient emperor's head sculpted on a huge mountain like structure. 

The Waterpark

If you're not prepared to get your clothes wet, don't worry! They offer rental services inside. They have a small restaurant upstairs too. 

Opening hours and ticket price:
  • The park opens daily from 8AM to 6PM. On weekends, it closes a little bit later, at 6:30 PM. On special occasions like national holidays, it closes at 11PM.
  • The entrance fee is VND 50,000 for adult and a half for kids. Extra cost varies from VND 5,000 to VND 60,000, depending on each game.

How to get there
  • From the city center, it takes about 40 minutes 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.

Read more about Ho Chi Minh City bus here.

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