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Suoi Tien Amusement Park

Suoi Tien Amusement Park in Ho Chi Minh City is famous at home and abroad for its airy and fresh space and the harmonious combination between nature and human creativeness, between old and contemporary architecture. All these create a fascinating tourist site which is modern and full of the cultural identities of the Vietnamese people.

«Some of Vietnam’s records set by Suoi Tien Amusement Park:

Tien Dong Sea: The only salt water lake in the water parks in Vietnam (2004).

- Thien Dang Bao Thap: The highest tower in Vietnam (2005).

- Goddess of Mercy Statue made of ebony: The heaviest statue in Vietnam (2005).

- Avalokitesvara Statue: The biggest statue in Vietnam (2010).

- The Southern Fruit Festival 2011 is a festival which has the greatest number of artworks made from fruits and the greatest number of fruit in Vietnam (2011).
Suoi Tien Amusement Park is situated on an S-shaped hilly area and covers about 200,000m2 in Tan Phu Ward of District 9, nearly 20km from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.

In the past, the area where Suoi Tien is situated now was a small forestry farm on a wild and swampy area with luxuriant vegetation. In the middle of this area there was a winding stream which was nearly 2km long. Near the stream there was a shrine. According to the local people, in the old days seven girls went to the stream to swim and unfortunately they stumbled and drowned. Thinking that these girls became sacred fairies, the villagers set up a shrine to worship them. Since then the stream has the name Suoi Tien (Fairy Stream).

Since the tourist site was officially opened for tourists in 1992, each year it receives 1.5-2 million tourists.
The unique feature of Suoi Tien is that the construction of the works in the park was inspired by the legends of the Vietnamese people and the ideas of Oriental mysticism. With a dream of peace and prosperity the designers built the park into four sections according to the legend of four sacred animals; the dragon, unicorn, tortoise and phoenix.

Mingling with the recreational facilities are historical works, such as the Hung King’s Temple and monuments of national heroes, all are significant in stirring up the visitors’ love and pride of the history and traditional culture of the Vietnamese people.

Also, the designers have skillfully integrated the religious and legendary works into the community’s recreational space. Some of them have become Vietnam’s records, such as the Thien Dang Bao Thap which is the highest tower in Vietnam and the Goddess of Mercy Statue made of ebony which is the heaviest in Vietnam.

The Avalokitasvara Statue with a thousand of hands and a thousand of eyes has been recognized as the 
biggest statue in Vietnam (2010).

Part of the “Phuc cung Tam phuoc” area in Suoi Tien Amusement Park.

Thien Dang Bao Thap - the highest tower in Vietnam (2005).

Every year, major cultural events, such as the Hung Kings’ Death Anniversary and the Southern Fruit Festival are held at the site. 

Boat-rowing area in the Amusement Park.

Tourists go around Suoi Tien Amusement Park by electric train. 

Each year, the tourist site receives 1.5-2 million visitors.

Going to Suoi Tien, visitors also have an opportunity to contemplate and discover many interesting things at over 150 superb and unique entertainment works which are worthy of the man-made wonders. For example, the Dai Cung Lac Canh Tien Ngu where there are impressive performance of the mermaids, sea lions and dolphins from Indonesia; the 4D Cinemax which introduces many interesting films; the Snow Castle with temperatures from - 50C to - 150C and the cute polar bears and beautiful snowflakes that make visitors feel lost in the North Pole.

Suoi Tien has a reserved space for children called “Kingdom of Childhood”. Here there are Tien Dong and Ngoc Nu Seas which are the only models of artificial beaches in Vietnam with a gigantic statue of Lac Long Quan on a 70m-high mountain facing Au Co Mountain.

Visitors to Suoi Tien are also interested in a world of plants and flowers overshadowing all the paths can see many rare animals, such as aquatic species, chimpanzees, tigers and bears. There is also a pond with nearly 2,000 crocodiles and a beautiful aquarium with hundreds of species of fish.
Every year, Suoi Tien Amusement Park organizes many major cultural events. The most prominent events are the Hung King’s Death Anniversary on the 10th of lunar March and the Southern Fruit Festival.

With the motto “Constant renovation, constant development”, every year Suoi Tien Amusement Park puts 2-3 new projects into operation to serve visitors. The park has become a destination which visitors cannot ignore when they visit Ho Chi Minh City.

Suoi Tien Amusement Park:

Address: 120 Hanoi Highway, Tan Phu Ward, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (+84)8 38 964 703 - (+84)8 38 960 260
Fax: (+84)8 38 964 705
Website: www.suoitien.com
Email: info@suoitien.com
Story: Thanh Nhan - Photo: Le Minh
Source: vietnam.vnanet.vn

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