Huge new waterpark planned for Hua Hin

Posted on November 6, 2014

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Plans have been unveiled for a major new waterpark 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 waterpark will feature a variety of rides and slides produced by Canada’s WhiteWater West Industries, which supplies equipment to 5,000 waterparks 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 waterpark 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.

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