Saturday, February 21, 2015

Vinpearl Land

I've never been to a water park. Weird, right?

Across the crashing waves of Nha Trang Bay from the mainland lies Vinpearl Island. We'd heard there were some water slides and various other attractions over there, all accessible via the longest over-water cable car in the world. Ticket prices were fairly steep by backpacker budget standards ($25 per person), but we have several days to kill here and figured we may as well check it out.

Some water slides indeed. This place was a legitimate water park, with several slides far too scary for me to take part in, plus a lazy river and the largest wave pool in Southeast Asia. Vinpearl Land also boasts an amusement park with all of the classic carnival rides, a really superb aquarium, and an arcade where all of the games are FREE! To top it all off, it's located smack dab on a beautiful stretch of powder soft, white sand beach where you can sip a $3 cocktail in between attractions. Spotlessly clean, cheap food and plentiful beer. And a mechanical bull. The fun here seriously never ends.

It's such a treat when places exceed our expectations. And we've found that to be quite a common theme here in Vietnam. Worth every penny!!

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