Water parks were one of the best places on the planet to spend a hot afternoon as a kid. As an adult I still find water parks to be extremely entertaining. Even with all the people running around and screaming kids. Imagine having a water park completely to yourself though? You wouldn’t have to think twice about lines, and you could go on the slides as many times as you want. If that’s not the dream I don’t know what is. Oh, and the best part? You wouldn’t have to worry about anyone peeing in the water! Well this Vietnamese water park can offer you all of this, there is a catch however. It’s been abandoned since 2004! Check out the abandoned Vietnamese water park that is becoming a bigger and bigger tourist attraction, but not for the reason it was intended.
Welcome to the Ho Thuy Tien Water Park. It was built by a local Vietnamese tourism company in 2004.
The park was never fully completed however. It has sat in decay for over a decade.
The park was actually opened in a half completed state. That may explain why it never got the business the developers thought.
Instead of happy families spending quality time on these attractions, palm trees grow in between the spirals of the slides.
Nature is slowly retaking every part of this park. It really does give a different form of beauty.
This bridge looks like it could be straight out of a story book. The jungle surrounding the park is an amazing back drop for what was meant to be a watery oasis.
The pool is no longer a clear tropical blue that you would want in a water park. Instead they are filled with murky algae infested water, and something much more deadly as well.
Until recently, one of the pools was home to 3 abandoned Crocodiles.
After travelers wrote to PETA and the World Wildlife Foundation, the Vietnamese government moved the Crocodiles to a wildlife refuge in Northern Vietnam.
It’s interesting that this place has attracted more visitors now that it’s overgrown with jungle, than when it was a family friendly water park.
Many people call the aquarium the coolest structure in the park. It features a giant sculpted dragon.
The dragon looks like it is guarding the building the aquarium sits in, with its clawed fingers forming the entrance.
The body of the dragon forms a staircase that guests could walk up. It offers this spectacular view from behind the fangs of the fearsome dragon.
It would have been very cool to see what this place looked like when it first opened up. There were actually plans to reopen the park in 2013, they were never realized however. Honestly I’m not sure people would want it to reopen. Exploring the remnants of the park seems to be attracting more people than when the park was open.