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Dam Sen Water Park features a variety of water slides, a wave pool, “and several other thrilling rides for visitors of all ages,” says Vietnam Guide. Located in District 11, less than 30 minutes away from the city centre by car, Dam Sen is “a little rough around the edges” compared to water parks in more developed countries, “but that doesn't it stop it from being an exhilarating day out,” notes Fodors.

Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park is “a Vietnamese water-filled fantasy land,” located “rather unromantically next to a rubbish dump” 15 kilometres south of Saigon, explains Atlas Obscura. Suoi Tien means “the fairy stream,” and it is the world’s first water park devoted to Buddhism, “specifically the Southeast Asian animistic form of Buddhism … instead of Mickey and Daffy, Suoi Tien has chosen the Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, and Phoenix as its sacred animals, used thematically throughout the massive water park.” And “workers in golden monkey outfits roam the park taking pictures with visitors” and causing “mischief.”

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