Spooky Ho Thuy Tien Waterpark
It doesn’t feature on maps, but backpackers flock to Ho Thuy Tien, a short-lived waterpark that appears more popular now than it ever did during its brief heyday.
Opened in 2004 and closed soon afterwards, this was an ill-fated project from the start, its owners having decided to begin welcoming visitors before construction was complete. Its problems present from the get-go, it didn’t last long.
These days, the park is overgrown and graffiti covered. There’s a lake and abandoned auditorium — an eerie sight, but most come here to see the huge dragon that stands guard over the park’s crumbling entrance.
You can climb the stairs into its mouth for a view over the entire park. Despite the crowds of the curious, visiting here is spooky, with the constant feeling that you’re being watched. Crocodiles once roamed here and, although they’re supposed to have been removed, it’s best not to take chances.
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