Dam Sen Water Park
Dam Sen Water Park © Jean-Marie Hullot
The best way to cool off in the hot dusty city is the Dam Sen Water Park. The water park is set within three hectares of Vietnamese gardens and is the centre of a larger theme park complex. Among all the rides there is a great selection of water slides which hurtle passengers, full speed, up railings and down steep drops.
The large wave pool offers more relaxing fun and the wide stream encircling the park is a great place to float under the hot sun. There is also a designated section of the compound for relaxing away from the excited crowds. Avoid public holidays unless you don't mind being a tinned sardine.
Address: 3 Hoa Binh Street, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.
Telephone: +84 8 3858 8418
Opening times: Open daily from 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday; open from 8:30am to 6pm on Sundays and public holidays.
Admission: Fares are free for over 60s and people under 0.6m tall, and range up to 140,000 VND for people between 0.8m and 1.4m tall. Discounts are available after 4pm.