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“An interesting experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ho Tay Water Park

Ho Tay Water Park
Ranked #95 of 274 things to do in Hanoi
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Melbourne
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“An interesting experience”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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English first
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“im too old”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“So much fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had a surprisingly great day here.. Went on a Sunday and it was raining the whole time we were there but it was still fantastic fun. Black slide is definitely the best, but all the others are pretty good too. Food wasn't great, maybe take some snacks with you. Costs 150,000D to get in but it was worth it. Get ready to feel like a little kid again!

Visited June 2013
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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“Loved it! Could easily spend the day there!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Fisrtly, DO NOT pay more than 100,000 dong to get there in a taxi from the Old Quarter. A metered taxi will not cost more than that so don't let a non-metered ride rip you off.

Once you've got your tickets (1 adult, 1 child cost me 195,000dong) go throught to the park, you then have to pay 80,000 for a locker, but you get back 50,000 when you return your key. Your key and ticket will be given to you with a plastic tube you put around your neck while you swim; its not completely water tight so maybe check it every few hours for water.

The park itself it big, it has about 3 different 'play' areas for kids with their own slides and pools, plus a big wave pool which you can go in in a ring or just bob about in the shallow end.
There's an 'adventure' area with zip wires that just propel you into the water and, if you think you're strong enough, a monkey bar type crossing, that normally has a crowd of teen boys all attempting to get across. (I did not even attempt it!)
There's also a reasonably high diving board behind there.

There is then a big lazy river, with hoops, which are really too big to sit comfortably in but i guess for 6-15 years olds it's ok...not really for adults :p but the actual river is great fun, with some really fast bits and the bottom of the pool is fairly smooth so you can slide around it comfortably.

In the middle of the lazy river are the slides; theres a big 5-lane slides, then various tubes (apparently the black is the scariest) and one that you go down in two's in a big double hoop boat.
I didn't go on them as I couldn't leave my little one and she was too small to go on them all/too scared!

Changing rooms aren't all that and there's no privacy, but too be honest, you're all women, you all have the same bits and no-one cares what you look like when you're getting changed. It's a different kind of culture remember!

Ladies; don't forget to bring a top to swim in if you have a bikini, because you won't see many female bare bodies there, as they all cover stuff up, so be polite as do the same!
Not so much with small kids and men don't have to worry.

Visited June 2013
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good water slides”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

As one may expect from Vietnam this water park is not completely coherent with western safety standards and hygiene conditions yet compared to the new solar amusement park which is integrated with the water park now a days it is as safe as it will get.

The hygiene standard is something you should try to ignore, just show up in your swim shorts and shower back at home as the common showers and changing rooms are plain dirty, chaotic and offer no privacy.

The price to enter is 150.000 dong and my advice is to go during the day and be out of the park before 17:00. As the entrance price drops after that time it becomes utter chaos in the park.

Furthermore the slides are amazing, they are fast and simply entertaining. Also the other facilities are offering a great extend of entertainment and you can even spot a significant amount of foreigners now a days.

Visited June 2013
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