One of the newer and more modern parks, West Lake Water Park is an attractive entertainment complex for the hot summer days.
Inaugurating on 19 May 2000, Ho Tay Water Park used to be a phenomenal at that time which was the first rank attraction in not only Hanoi but also Northern Vietnam. Huge amount of investment brings to this 35,560 m2 complex the most modern facility in the South East Asia at the time.
What to do
Sliding lanes should be the most exciting activities when one comes to this water park, consisting of high-speed lanes for single; black thrilling lanes for couples and carpet sliding lanes with a height of 14,5m may provide extremely excitement.
Visitors seeking for strong high surf don’t need to go to the seas because Ho Tay Water Park features a 3m depth wave-making pool with its waves of 1,2m high. Extreme experiences can be collected in a system of swinging ropes and diving pool of 3,5m in depth. For ones enjoy relaxing moment may lay on a buoy, then let the artificial currents of the 450m long “lazy-stream” drive you around the park while sunbathing and sightseeing the poetic West Lake outside the complex.
Children are prioritized with a large area well designed with funny cartoon characters and colorful lanes of lower height. Near this zone are a wide array of food and drink serving stalls as well as many eye-catching fountains and statue for photo posing.
Located right beside the water park is Moon Park with dozen of games for youngsters and kids vary from thrilling games like high-speed train, alpen blitz, dropping down from height to games which are more appropriate for kids like driving carts, bubble house, or bumping cars. In here can also found the magnificent ferris wheel lifting ones to a height of 60m, offering the whole great view of the West Lake and part of Hanoi.
Adjacent to the Water Park is New Sun Park, an amusement complex with more challenging games than the merry-go-round of downtown parks, such as the Giant Wheel or Thang Long roller-coaster. Just outside of both parks is the famous Sen Ho Tay restaurant, which took the lead in reviving Vietnamese traditional specialty in the forms of buffet. If you are a fan of Ngon restaurant, you cannot miss Sen.
When to go
Notice that the water park closes in winter while Moon Park is available in the whole year. Ticket price is VND 125,000 (US$ 5) and opening hour is from 8:00 am to 19:00 pm.
How to get there
The Park is about 7km from the city center which ones may get there by traveling to the left end of Au Co Road or the right end of Lac Long Quan Road. Taxi is the most appropriate type of transportation while motorbike and bus are also good ideas.
For New Sun Park- VND 10,000 for weekdays and VND 20,000 for weekend.
For Westlake Water Park- VND 60,000 for weekdays and VND 80,000 for weekend.
Where to stay
A forest of accommodations to choose. Our suggestions:
Somerest Westlake Hanoi rooms start at $139 per night.
Sedona Suites Hanoi rooms start at $182 per night.
Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake rooms start at $180 per night.
Thang Loi Hotel rooms start at $92 per night.
See full list of hotels in Hanoi for more option.