Tucked away next to a rubbish dump 15 kilometres South of Ho Chi Minh City is the world's first Buddhism-themed waterpark called Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park. It's not new. The facility opened more than two decades ago. But it remains a unique waterpark that serves as an example of unifying culture and entertainment.
"The park focuses on Vietnamese history, folklore, and of course on the Buddha himself. Among the parks many features are an oversized golden dragon whose mouth contains a neon haloed shrine to Buddha, avenues lined with pillars in the shape of giant elephant tusks, a swimming pool surrounded by a massive concrete facade of dragons and a giant rotating frog sculpture at the entrance. Particularly delightful are the twelve story face's of the Buddhist sages - with water slides emerging from their beards."