The INSIDER Summary:
• Ho Thuy Tien is an abandoned waterpark in Vietnam that was built in 2004.
• It’s not on any maps — backpackers share its location through word of mouth.
• Attractions include a three-story dragon and winding water slides.
Part of the fun of travelling is stumbling upon hidden treasures where the sense of adventure is heightened by a hint of danger.
Just five miles outside of town, Ho Thuy Tien offers a crumbling playground for anyone who loves wandering through abandoned places. The short-lived waterpark (built in 2004 to the tune of $3 million dollars) is now an unofficial must-see destination for backpackers in Southeast Asia.
Nathan Peauril of Nathan Eights Photography captured these photos of the now-defunct amusement park.
Visitors can climb a set of stairs through its ribcage, and up into its mouth for an aerial view of the park.
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