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The Vinpearl Amusement Park, Nha Trang Beach, Vietnam

Updated on August 14, 2011
Cable Car
Cable Car

Vinpearl Amusement Park

The Vinpearl Resort, as well as the amusement park, is located on an Island just across the bay from Nha Trang Beach. The most convenient way to get there is by cable car from Nha Trang. I did not get a chance to see the resort, as it is off limits to visitors to the amusement park, however I have heard that is fantastic. The amusement park is absolutley unbelievable, and incredible value. For only 16USD you get a full days access to the entire amusement park, including return trip on the cable car, access to the water park, the aquarium and all the rides. I would compare this to a smaller version of Disneyland, and in some ways even better. When I was there, there were no crowds, no lines, and the cost was more than affordable.

The "Tsunami"
The "Tsunami"
Lazy River
Lazy River

The Cable Car

I have read that the cable car to Vinpearl is the longest crossing over water for any cable car in the world, 3320 meters in length. The highest points of the journey by cable care are more than 60 meters above the water. The view of the bay and the city of Nha Trang is very impressive from this height. When I saw the cable cars from the beach in Nha Trang, I was curious, so I decided I would like to take the trip over to the Island just to ride the cable car. When I inquired about the price, I was told that it would be 16USD for a return trip, and for such an impressive structure, I found this reasonable. Only after I purchased my ticket did I realize that this also included a full day of access to the water park, the aquarium and all the rides.

The Aquarium

I was not expecting much from the aquarium, however I was pleasantly surprised when I entered. There were a variety of ocean life that I had never seen before, as well as sharks and turtles and giant Mekong catfish. The main tank is designed with a tunnel in order to view the fish swimming above and from side to side while going through the tunnel. There were many impressive displays with creatures such as sea horses, water snakes, and strange things that I had never seen before. Overall the aquarium was far more impressive than I had expected it to be.

The Water Slides

The water slides were great fun, and suitable for children as well as adults. There were dozens of different styles of slides, some that were quite tame, and others that would scare the daylights out of you! Many of the water slides are designed to ride with inner tubes, and some designed for rafts with 4 or more people. One of the most popular slides is the "Tsunami", this is basically a half pipe that you ride in an inner tube, it is far more thrilling than it looks! I must admit that I was in line to ride the "space hole", and after hearing the people in front of me screaming in terror on the way down, I backed up and walked back down the stairs with my tail between my legs.

The Lazy River

My favourite activity at the water park was the lazy river (a canal that runs around the entire park, designed to ride inner tubes with the current). I am sure they did not intend to have guests drinking beer while tubing in the lazy river, but nobody seemed to bother us about it. I found it very relaxing to drink a beer and ride a tube down the river, and when I got bored I would just get out and jump on another slide. It was very easy to jump on any of the empty tubes floating in the lazy river whenever you wanted to jump back in.

The Wave Pool

The wave pool is popular with the kids, and we did not spend much time there. It was decent enough, but we found that we were more in our element in the lazy river. If you were there with your family I am sure the kids would want to spend the better part of the day in the wave pool. There is also a children's pool directly across from the wave pool that is designed for very young kids. It is likely far more relaxing for parents to supervise their children in the wave pool rather than carting them around on all the rides. There are plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas, and vendors selling cold beer for only 1USD each.

The Rides

The first thing you see when you get off the cable car is the various amusement park rides, including a roller coaster. These are more designed for kids, however most of the adults do join in the fun. My friends even convinced me to drive the bumper cars, and as childish as it may be, I did really enjoy it. Perhaps the dozen or so beers that we had in the afternoon contributed to the amusement of the bumper cars. There are also a variety of arcade games for kids in an indoor area of the amusement park. Your kids will never want to leave this place!

Video Of The Amusement Park


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      Rishi 2 years ago

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      Altina 2 years ago

      John F. Kennedy on the role of artists (oct 26, 1963) :When power leads men trdwoas arrogance, art reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, art reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, art cleanses. For art establishes the basic human truth which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment. If sometimes our great artists have been the most critical of our society, it is because their sensitivity and their concern for justice, which must motivate any true artist, makes him aware that our People falls short of its highest potential. I see little of more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist.

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      Rajput 2 years ago

      Revised and Reposted :** It is a huge loss for VAALA to let one artwork dainmote and (then) destroy the whole art exhibit, which many aspiring artists have worked so hard to contribute. Forcing your particular view point upon the community is sure way to damage your own call for dialogue. ** It is a huge loss for those opposing the exhibit, the main stream media once again describe this group as oppressor of individual freedom of expression.** It is a huge loss for Vietnamese community. The only means of resolution within the Vietnamese community is street justice ( both sides are using ). ** VAALA as the instigator of this conflict bears more responsibility for this publicity disaster, thus should initiate some measure of reconciliation. ** The opposition group must demonstrate the ability to transcend above parochial pettiness and to seek wider consensus.

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      TravelinAsia 6 years ago from Thailand/Southeast Asia

      Vietnam Vet,

      It is unbelievable value at 16USD for the whole day. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it for myself. You should check it out, I am sure you would love it!

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      vietnam vet 6 years ago

      16USD for the whole day! That sounds too good to be true? Surely it must cost more than that? It looks like a really good time, especially the waterslides! The cable car looks pretty impressive also.