While many of us dream about spending a day (or ten) at Disneyland in the US, you can get a taste of it while traveling around South-East Asia – welcome to Vinpearl Land in Hoi An! Vinpearl offers a really fun experience and is definitely a place where you can lose track of time and spend a whole day with the family. Here is everything you need to know about Vinpearl Land and why you should not miss it on your trip to Central Vietnam.
Vinpearl Land in Hoi An: Overview
What is Vinpearl Land?
Vinpearl Land is a theme park with a twist. Offering a variety of activities for both adults and kids, it’s the perfect place to go if you want a break from the Old Town in Hoi An or the whole Vietnamese culture altogether.
Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An has six basic attractions: Waterworld, River Safari, Bird Park, Hoi An Cultural Land, the massive Adventure Land fun park and the Indoor Gaming Room. Interspersed between these worlds you’ll find some quite good souvenir shops, clothes shops and restaurants plus outside entertainment. Here is a brief description of the main attractions at Vinpearl Land:
This substantial water park is suitable for all ages. Gurgling tots can spend their time splashing in the expansive toddlers’ pool whilst crazed, adrenalin-seeking junkies can get their fix on one of the ten more serious rides like the hair-frizzing Tornado Cyclone, Giant Boomerang and Superspeed Slide. And for those sloths amongst us, there’s the Lazy River ride that will leave you drifting aimlessly along channels of water on a rubber inflatable ring at snail-biting speed.
- River Safari
If you abhor zoos and fear poor animal conditions, you’ll be relieved to see animals on small islands roaming freely rather than in cages. The 20-minute boat safari is an exciting cruise along the ‘Zambezi’ to view an impressive collection of jungle animals: white tigers, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, monkeys, antelope, flamingos, bears and more. This is definitely one of the park’s highlights.
Tip: Get a window seat or wait. The experience (and view) can be ruined by too many tourists crowding in front of you.
- Bird Park
Next to the Water Park you’ll find the Bird Park, a gigantic walk-in tropical aviary. Inside this jungle oasis, brightly colored parrots fly freely around you. And if you want a really close-up and personal squawking encounter, buy some bird food!
- Handicraft Village
Next up is the Handicraft Village which pays homage to Hoi An’s rural life. Inside this cultural heritage mock-village you’ll find restored ancient houses, traditional craft villages that showcase and sell ceramics, and paintings and weaving from Quang Nam’s minority groups. There are also opportunities for budding pottery makers to turn their hand at creating their next pottery masterpiece.
- Adventure Land
The biggest attraction for kids in Vinpearl Land has to be the humungous Adventure Land amusement park that offers rides for all types and ages. For the little ones you have the gentle Bees in the Sky, Kiddie Swing, Choco Cup, Elephants in the Sky and Cinderella Carousel. For those seeking to terrify themselves into skyrocketing high blood pressure, there’s no shortage of extreme rides from the 80m high Swiss Tower to the Super Chaos, Fast & Furious, Upside Down, Super Giant Helter Skelter, Tree Swing and more.
Adjacent to Adventure Land is the air-conditioned Indoor Gaming Center with no fewer than 95 indoor games. And for when all that’s finished, there are massage chairs. Oh glory be!
- Playzone and More
As with any theme park interspersed throughout the grounds are smaller attractions like the Indoor Playzone for little kids, the 4D Movie Castle, outdoor stage shows and the amazing light and water display at 7.30pm that you just shouldn’t miss.
Travel & Visiting Vinpearl Land from Hoi An
Getting from Hoi An to Vinpearl Land
Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An is 15km from Hoi An Old Town and 40km from Da Nang. While you can get a motorcycle taxi, a general taxi or even Grab, we suggest you book a private car and driver to take you there and pick you up on return.
Best time to visit Vinpearl Land in Hoi An
You can easily visit Vinpearl Land anytime of the year, but we do recommend you to go there mid-week to avoid the crowds. Also, try to get there before 4pm, as it gets very busy in the late afternoon. Early morning is best during the hotter months too. Lastly, some of the roller coasters don’t always open until after 5p.m., simply because the seats get too hot to sit on so keep this in mind if you are only going for the exciting rides.
How long does it take to visit?
You can spend a whole day at Vinpearl Land, especially if it’s nice and sunny, but on average people usually stick around for about 3-4 hours.
What to wear for Vinpearl Land
It comes without saying that Vinpearl Land is not the place where you want to flaunt your fancy clothes so keep it simple and comfortable. As for the bathing suit, the Vietnamese people are very modest in their swimming attire and it’s not unusual to see girls wearing jeans in the water. Ladies might consider bringing a pair of shorts as even a one-piece swimsuit can make you feel oddly exposed. Also, keep in mind that you can hire a towel and locker so there is no need to bring a towel with you.
Adults: 550,000 VND (23.50 USD) per person
Children: 450,000VND (19.50 USD); free for children under 100cm tall.
*This costs give you access to all rides and everything in the park apart from food, drinks and towel/locker hire.
Tip: Arrive after 5 pm and pay just 200,000 VND (8.70 USD) for an adult and 100,000 VND (4.30 USD) for a child.
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