Abandoned Water Park Hue- Thuy Tien Lake

Abandoned Water Park Hue (Thuy Tien Lake) used to be the most famous water park in Vietnam. Nowadays, It seems to be abandoned and all that remains is a collection of ruined attractions with overgrown, rusted vines and drawings on them as well as the murky, algae-infested waters. It called is Thuy Tien Lake Park – where the newspaper huffingtonpost.com (USA) called “horror resort”.

Thuy Tien Lake Introduction

Thuy Tien Lake Hue is an extremely strange and mysterious sightseeing place. Visitors coming to visit will be fascinated by the ghost and ruin of this place. Although it has been abandoned for a long time, tourists, especially foreigners, love to come to this mysterious park.

Abandoned Water Park Hue Location

Thuy Tien Lake is located about 10 km southwest of Hue city on the hill of Thien An, Thuy Tien lake lies just outside Huong Thuy town in Hue. It considers as an ideal attraction for visitors to Hue with its green pine forest and serene lakes.

Thuy Tien water park Vietnam history

Abandoned Water Park Hue construction started early in the year of 2000. By June 2004, many works were completed and put into operation, and this place was officially opened to tourists. The ambitious plan creates an enormous scale park, with amusement rides, water slides, pools, aquariums, performances, souvenir shops and restaurants, using a hefty budget of three million USD. However, due to inefficient operation and degraded park, it was closed for research and development of new projects by the end of 2011.

Now the Thuy Tien water park Vietnam  remains the same when it was left,nature has taken complete control over it. it is like Jurassic Park in the past time, but with grazing cows instead of dinosaurs.

Abandoned Water Park Hue, Vietnam architecture

The total area of the whole abandoned water park Hue is up to 49.9 hectares, divided into many different parts: water park, water music stage, aquarium, virtual world playing room and restaurants serving food and drink.

Dragon scroll symbol in Thuy Tien lake

One of the most unique attractions when visiting Thuy Tien Lake is the giant dragon symbol that is winding on the roof of the building. The dragon head is a shape on the top floor of the aquarium, under on the lower floors are segments of the dragon’s body. This place has a quite large scale and from here can easily move to other areas. All designs here have been controlled by nature. Therefore, when you come here, you will feel the horror, the shiver.

The Aquarium

The aquarium is the area inside of the building with the dragon symbol. To get here, visitors must have a great deal of courage. However, if you have come to Thuy Tien Lake, Do not hesitate to enter the aquarium and let’s explore all the caves and narrow alleys.

Now, the structures inside the aquarium have become desolate and ragged. Ancient aquariums had broken into many pieces.  Heading up the spiral staircase will bring you to the dragon’s head. Here, you can watch in on your eyes to fully admire the cool Thuy Tien Lake. Standing in the dragon’s head and looking down, the beauty is both romantic and mysterious, has attracted many tourists. Although it is a bit scary and disgusting, it is the unique charm of this project.

Water park area at Thuy Tien lake

 Aquarium and dragon scroll symbols are not all the most unique things in abandoned water park Hue. You can try the feeling of going through the jungle with soaring coconut trees, below the feet are lush green grass up to the knees. Passing through here will take lost visitors into the horror movies that haunt them. This is Water park area at Thuy Tien, it is not  far from the aquarium.

The system of slides is covered with green moss, and the clear lake in the past is now also cloudy and dark. The long slopes attract the plants that grow and cover them even more, making the space here creepy. Therefore, for those who can not stand the obsession, you should consider before moving to the water park.

Water music stage

One of the unique and mysterious in Thuy Tien lake abandoned water park Hue is the water music-theater area. This place used to be the place to hold vibrant art shows and attracted many visitors. Due to being abandoned for a long time, now all that remains is wild and mosses.


The benches with a capacity of up to 2,500 seats were filled with weeds, the stage area was also grown by moss. Seeing the scenery here, it is difficult to imagine the luxury and splendor of the music performances while still active.

The old car- symbol of Thuy Tien lake abandoned water park Hue

On the pine hill near Thuy Tien Lake, there is an extremely ancient artifact that attracts many young people to visit and check-in. It was an old car made of stone. The shape and color of the car are identical to the private car of the Western aristocracy.

How to get to abandoned water park Hue?

There are many ways to go to Abandoned Park, including taking a grab bike and also walking. But it is located on a hill and mountain, the road to Thuy Tien Lake is quite winding and lonely so, in my opinion, you should book tour travel to safe and funny . To explore more sights you should book Hue City Tour at Culture Pham Travel.

If you stay in Hoi An, planing to travel to Hue so you can stop to visit at Adandoned Water Park Hue before checking in at your hotel in Hue. Our professional driver will help you enjoy the Thuy Tien Lake on the way from Hoi An to Hue By Private Car.

Abandoned water park Hue opening hours

Thuy Tien lake always opens in the daytime from 6 am to 6 pm. In addition, the parking fee here is VND 10,000 / vehicle.

Abandoned water park Hue price

Although the park was abandoned and unrepaired, to enter you will have to pay VND 20,000/ person( around 1$) for the entrance fee.