Huge new waterpark planned for Hua Hin
November 7, 2014
Published on Nov 7, 2014
Vana Nava Hua Hin to open in December 2014 following THB1 billion investment
Plans have been unveiled for a major new water park near the Thai resort town of Hua Hin.
Developed at a cost of THB1 billion (US$30.5 million), the new Vana Nava Hua Hin is being billed "Asia's first water jungle". And according to Proud Real Estate, which is developing the project, it expects to cater to more than 300,000 visitors in its first year of operations.
Covering 3.2 hectares and surrounded by 200,000 trees, the watermark will feature a variety of rides and slides produced by Canada's WhiteWater West Industries, which supplies equipment to 5,000 watermarks around the world.
After dark, the park will also feature a bar, video game arcade and DJs, with developers saying they expect the complex to become a "new entertainment hub of Hua Hin"
The watermark marks the first phase of larger mixed-use development that will also include a 300-room hotel and residences.
"We set out to create one of the best family leisure destinations in the region," said Proudputh Liptapanlop, chief executive officer of Proud Real Estate.
"Together with our partners, who all share the same vision, we want to redefine family entertainment with some of the world's best and greatest slides and attractions, developed to the highest safety standards and using the most updated technology, while promoting the surrounding community and preserving the existing ecosystem."
Vana Nava Hua Hin is expected to open on 1 December 2014.