Children’s Attractions

15/05/2016 20:34

Water Puppet Show

55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City,
 
Contact: +84 8 3930 2196
 
 
Show Time and entrance fee:
 
17:00 and 18:30 every day (show for around 01 hour)
 
200,000 VND per ticket
 
Water puppetry “Múa rối nước” it means puppets dance on water is a tradition dates
 
back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River
 
Delta area of northern Vietnam. Today's Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique
 
variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition.
 
The puppets are made out of wood and then lacquered. The shows are performed in a
 
waist-deep pool. A large rod supports the puppet under the water and is used by the
 
puppeteers, who are normally hidden behind a screen, to control them. Thus the
 
puppets appear to be moving over the water. When the rice fields would flood, the
 
villagers would entertain each other using this form of puppet play.
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17/04/2016 19:44

kizciti

Hours:

Tue - Fri: 8:00 to 15:30, ticket 180.000 VND

Sat & Sun: 9:00 to 20:00, ticket 220.000 VND

Hoàng Diệu, District 4, HCMC
Tel: (08) 3825 3868      Hotline HCM: 094.40.22228
 
Kizciti is basically a miniature city for kids between the ages of three and 15, where they have the opportunity to live the life of an adult. You’ll find anything here a city would need to function, shrunken down to size for children –everything from a fire and police station to a bank and newspaper.
The twist to Kizciti is that, just like in real life, kids here have to earn Kizo, Kizciti’s currency, before they can play the city’s games or buy its ice cream. And, just like real life, to earn Kizo the children must work.Each child is given a small bracelet, which is used to track the amount of currency they hold, and then they can go around town, basically door to door, earning and spending their Kizo.

Activities are basic but enjoyable. For example, at the fire station, a child will be dressed up as a fire fighter, loaded into a small fire truck and driven to the other side of Kizciti where they will put out a “fire” with pressurised water hoses. Then they load back up and return to the fire station five Kizos richer. To earn another five Kizos, they can deliver the local Kizciti paper. With 10 Kizos they can now visit the ice cream shop, where seven Kizos buys one lucky kid the chance to make their own single-scoop ice cream creation. This is then repeated throughout the 30 or so activities in the city.

The park really caters to Vietnamese children, but that doesn’t mean that children must speak Vietnamese to enjoy the city; most of the staff speak at least basic English and most signs are also translated. It’s really more about the concept than the instructions anyway, with most tasks being simple to follow; if you can get over the initial shock of not being able to understand the instructional videos, your kids could have a blast.
Kizciti is perhaps less enjoyable for parents, as they must watch the activities from the unair-conditioned city streets, although they’ll get a kick watching the scores of children working various jobs. (Our favourite are the kids hustling other children for credit card applictations while wearing suit jackets.) But parents can retreat to an air-con restaurant in the centre of Kizciti.
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17/04/2016 19:38

Suoi Tien Theme Park

Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
 

More than 20 years ago, Suoi Tien was a barren land, sparsely populated with a small stream which was nestled in the desolate nature.

Until 1987, a Soc Trang’s resident came here. His inspiration suddenly came and motivated him fiercely that “he has to arouse the lifeline of this land.” With dreams, ambition, creativity and determination, Mr. Dinh Van Vui started to build Suoi Tien Forestry Farm for the long term purposes: “Forest Farm is a prerequisite for a large scale Tourist Area in the future. The initial area of 6,600 m2 was only a small python farm. The farm organized to breed in the way of export industry, even rare animals and fruit trees next years. From 1989 to 1990, the forest farm produced the sawn timbers for exports, then high-end crafts. The products of Suoi Tien Forest Farm were trusted by domestic and foreign customers. In particular, the world CITES accepted to protect the farm of breeding and exporting reptile species. Sometimes, 10,000 pythons were raised here, then Suoi Tien farm was called as a python farm.

 

In early 1992, the investment capital was available, the social economy of Ho Chi Minh was developed positively, the construction of a large tourist area to serve the spiritual and cultural life of the people was the necessary demand in accordance with the guidelines of the HCMC Party Committee. Since then, SuoiTien  Park was intended and established, the work items were built in turn. From a legendary stream, it became a real Fairy Stream, daily winding between beautiful and majestic works as a background of SuoiTienPark.

 

On September, 1995, on the occasion of the National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, SuoiTienPark was officially opened to welcome visitors from all parts of country.

 

SuoiTienPark’s main theme to “return to roots of national culture” has created large, unique, rich projects evoking in visitors’ patriot, national pride of the Dragon and Fairy

 

More than 20 years of construction and development, Suoi Tien has become a leading tourism company of the country and confirmed its position in the region and the world. With an area of ​​55ha​​, over 150 entertainment works of diversity and abundance: The investment capital is: 4,000 billion VND and more than 800 employees, Suoi Tien annually welcomes about 4.5 million visitors. Currently Suoi Tien continues expanding its scale area of over 50 hectares up to 105 hectares and the second investment capital is 2,000 billion VND.

suoitien.com/en/

 

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17/04/2016 19:24

Dam Sen Water Park

Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Dam Sen Water Park was opened on 19 November 1999 as a joint venture of  Phu Tho Tourist Service Limited Company  and Viet A Bank.

          Dam Sen Water Park, with modern aquatic equipments installed complying with European standard, harmoniously located in a fresh and verdant Oriental landscape garden of 3 hectares in width just right in the city’s heart. The park is buit in a community of leisure center  such as Dam Sen Park, Dam Sen Plaza and Dam Sen Sports Club.

           Dam Sen Water Park with 31 aquatic equipments and a wave pool of 3000m2 in width appropriate for all ages from calm games such as Wandering  River, Wave pool, Massage pool, Aqua dance, Action pool to thrilled games such as Kamikaze, Boomerang, Multi slide, Twister space bowl, Love storm, Giant slide, Tornado, Twister  etc…and a children paradise including water palace, elephant and hippopotamus families together with pretty and colorful slide for children.

           When participating games here, you can put your mind at rest for the professional rescue team who always keeps watch by your side in order to give you specific instructions and offer helps just in time. In addtion, all slides here are granted a certificate of technical safety for aquatic games No.29/TTAT-LCAT in 2000 by Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Welfare.

         Coming to Dam Sen Water Park, you will be served wholeheartedly and caringly by a group of hospitable and thoughtful staffs and system of impeccable services scattering across the park provided with diersified menus and reasonable prices. Additionally, we have a restaurant in Dam Sen Water Park with the capacity amounts to 500 guests to 1000 guests and it is constructed  in a romantic and airy setting which fits for all kinds of party: wedding party, birthday party and year-end get-together party, etc … with diversified menus, appetizing foods, reasonable prices and undertaken by many-year-experienced cooks.

www.damsenpark.com.vn/#

 

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17/04/2016 19:13

Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Open everyday from 7:00 to 18:30

Ticket fee: 50.000 VND-children 30.000VND

2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, District 1

The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden, established in 1865, is Vietnam's largest zoo and botanical garden. Located on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in District 1, T.P. in Ho Chi Minh City, it is home to over a hundred species of mammals, reptiles and birds, as well as many rare orchids and ornamental plants. It also contains the Museum of Vietnamese History, which houses 25,000 documents of history, culture and ethnography from the country's history and the culture and history of South Vietnam, and a monument to Vietnamese people who were killed in World War I. Ranked the eighth oldest zoo in the world, its other parts are divided into animal and plant conservation areas, an orchid garden and an amusement park.

On March 23, 1864, Admiral Pierre de la Grandière, commander of French forces in Cochinchina, commissioned the building of a zoo in Saigon. Veterinarian Louis Germain was named the director of the project on March 28, 1865,and construction of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden started in area 12 hectares (30 acres) northeast of Thi Nghe Channel. The zoo occupied 20 hectares (49 acres) by the end of 1865. On February 17, 1869 (the National Day of France), the zoo opened to the public.

The Saigon Zoo has undergone many changes over the years. In 1927, a bridge across Thi Nghe Channel was built to connect sections of the zoo. In 1956, the Saigon government renamed the zoo Thao Cam Vien. In 1985, a stone jetty was built, and an electric wire was added to improve the zoo. Since 1989, the facilities have been updated to make the environment more suitable for its animals. The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden was recognized as a member of the Southeast Asian Zoological Association in 1990. The next year, the zoo's garden was re-established.

The zoo has received support from foreign countries. In 1993, the zoo director proposed a long-term plan, that came to a close in 2003, to improve the quality of management, housing, and care of the animals. After years of construction, it is now the largest zoo and botanical garden in the country.

 

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15/04/2016 20:31

Vietopia Indoor Activities

Him Lam New Town
 
2 – 4 Road 9 , Tan Hung Ward, District 7, HCM City
 
Contact: 18008082 or 0938242636
 
20 minutes by Taxi and fee is around 150,000 VND
 
Opening hour and entrance fee:
 
Tuesday – Friday from 08:00 to 16:00
 
190,000 VND for Kids and 45,000 VND for adult.
 
Saturday – Sunday and Holidays from 09:00 to 19:00
 
280,000 VND for Kids and 45,000 VND for adult.
 
Vietopia 's play area combined with educational organizations in the home with the
 
largest scale in Asia . Vietopia is designed as a miniature replica of a real city. Here
 
children are involved with more than 70 vocational jobs, 100 different vocational
 
activities as Editor, Investigator, doctor, Electrical Engineer, Flight Attendant....
 
Vietopia is immersive educational models to help children learn about the profession
 
and the role of each individual in society. Vietopia is designed as a real city complete
 
with airport , hospital , fire station , bank , supermarket , radio , television , newspaper
 
publishers , theaters , construction sites , subway , gas stations , training centers ,
 
factories , courts, group CSI ...
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