Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by a renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 travellers’ choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the 3rd spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with The Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin taking 6th spot. Also in Pattaya, The Cartoon Network Amazone is making a splash and was named the 7th most popular water park in Asia.
“Thailand offers various fun-filled activities for families, youth and children equally; becoming an ideal destination for a getaway with your kids. Most of the Indians have grown up watching Cartoon Network and know the Ramayana story; visiting these theme parks will definitely elicit your childhood memories,” said director of Tourism Authority of Thailand in Mumbai, Soraya Homchuen.
According to TripAdvisor, the award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
1) The Ramayana Water Park was opened in May 2016. Covering an area of 1,60,000 sqm making it one of the largest in Southeast Asia, the Park features 21 water rides and over 50 attractions including two kid’s zones, a lazy river, floating market and much more. It is located 20km south of Pattaya, close to Khao Chi Chan where a sculptural image of the Buddha is etched on the side of a mountain and next to Silver lake Vineyard.
2) The Black Mountain Water Park was opened in 2011. Covering an area of 40,000 square metres, the Park has a 17-metre high tower with nine slides, a spectacular wave pool, a lazy river, a beach/infinity pool and children’s pool. It is located about 15 minutes from Hua Hin town centre.
3) The Cartoon Network Amazone opened in 2014. It is the world’s first Cartoon Network themed water park, and features 10 exciting entertainment zones with over 150 water attractions. It is located in Bang Saray, about 20 minutes by car south of Pattaya.