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“Beat the heat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ho Tay Water Park

Ho Tay Water Park
Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam (Formerly 614 Lac Long Quan Street)
+84 4 3718 4222
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Ranked #56 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Water Parks, Amusement Parks
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Halong bay, Vietnam
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“Beat the heat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Cool down your Vietnam summer vacation with the only water park of Hanoi. It situates on one side of West Lake, the largest lake in the city and also a nice entertainment complex of a "Sen" buffet restaurant, a large Kinderpark, an amusement park named "new Solar" and this Water park.

There are large pools for children and thrilled water games for adults, an artificial waterfall and a "lazy" river. The children must be excited with jumping from the 4meter springboard into the crystal water.

The Cons is the smell of water. The staff there use too much chemical powder to clean the pool hence it makes an unpleasant smell, even you stand at the entrance gate - you can smell it.

Overall, this is a place worthy enjoying with friends.

Visited May 2013
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“Good day. Good fun.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

we got a cab to the water park (tip: have a picture or map to help cabs understand you) pay no more then 100000. Cost to get in for an adult was 150000. It rained and was a Monday so very few people= no lines. We had a great day acting like kids running up stairs to tale the slides down over and over again. There is about 8 slides all child friendly and 2 'massage pools'. We loved the zip line that you drop into the water and monkey bars that you try to make it across the pool to the island. Found the toilets no worse then those at public pools in Australia except for the squat toilet. Take a plastic bag to the shower to keep your clothes dry from the shower spray. Local women wear dress style swimwear though i chose to wear a top other tourist did wear one pieces and some bikinis. Overall a good day.

Visited July 2013
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“Beat the Heat in an Aging Water Park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I've visited here 4~5 times over the past ten years with a Vietnamese family I know and always have a relaxing time. Pluses: Fun rides and attractions, great place to hang out with locals in a non-touristy setting, great views of Ho Tay Lake and adjacent lotus pond, relaxing setting with lots of shade and benches. Minuses: Bathrooms and showers are sprayed down frequently but remain smelly and feel pretty dirty with no soap available and no mirrors in the gents' room, the park has uneven (and even slightly slippery in places) pavement making flip-flops a necessity, men can't wear a rashguard (sun-protective in my case) even on the lazy river ride or wave pool. Fun things to see: There's a temple dedicated, it says in Chinese, to the water moon, in one corner of the park. Creaky, rusty old monorail from adjacent theme park sometimes trundles around overhead. Vietnamese, while not prudish, are very modest and you'll notice that many women wear swimsuits that amount to leggings-plus-Tshirt. Western visitors may want to take this into account. Lockers are available in several sizes. Fast food and drinks at several stands.

Visited July 2013
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“An interesting experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Rather than see one of the more traditional attractions, we thought we'd try this. The kids, aged 9 - 14 had a great time. So did the adults. We got a few stares as we walked around - I don't think they get many western tourists, and our "rashies" (rash vests, lycra sun protection tops for non-Australians) seemed to amuse the locals. But everyone was friendly. Plenty of kids wanted to have a chat and practise their English. The park looks a bit tired but it all works. And great to get off the tourist trail for a while and just hang out with locals.

Cost is VND 150K for adults and 100K for kids. But whether or not a person is a kid is based on height not age. Even our 9yo daughter was taller than the cut off point which made the ticket collectors laugh when they sent us back to buy her an adult ticket.

Visited July 2013
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“im too old”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

we are both 46 decided to go there only to discover we were the oldest there by far, however we had a great time and did not care until i nearly knocked myself out on the black hole lol, it was very busy and cost us about $20 for the day which included the fair, remember though these are so far behind everything seems to have had much better days the old fashioned roller coaster still banging your head from side to side but we would recommend it as its fun and although very busy we never had to que up for any rides

Visited June 2013
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