Set in an eerie, abandoned £2.4million water park that was abandoned just two years after opening and left to rot in the middle of the jungle

An eerie abandoned water park has been rotting away in the middle of the Vietnamese jungle for more than 15 years.

Located on the outskirts of Hue, Ho Thuy Tien opened its doors in 2004 – but mysteriously closed just two years later.

Ho Thuy Tien is located on the outskirts of Hue

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Ho Thuy Tien is located on the outskirts of HueCredit: Alamy
The water park opened its doors in 2004 when it was only half complete

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The water park opened its doors in 2004 when it was only half completeCredit: Alamy
But the tourist attraction mysteriously closed just two years later in 2006

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But the tourist attraction mysteriously closed just two years later in 2006Credit: Alamy
The developers have spent £2.4million to build the impressive attraction

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The developers have spent £2.4million to build the impressive attractionCredit: Alamy
The park is decaying into a post-apocalyptic maze of overgrown pathways

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The park is decaying into a post-apocalyptic maze of overgrown pathwaysCredit: Alamy

The developers have spent £2.4million to build the amazing attraction, complete with huge water slides, swimming pools and even an aquarium.

But the half-completed tourist attraction closed in 2006 — and has since been left to rot in a post-apocalyptic maze of overgrown pathways and rusting structures.

The eerie park has been overtaken by nature and photos show graffiti on the walls, empty buildings and a derelict site.

A massive dragon made of rusting metal that rears up to breathe fire over an algae-strewn lake is now the centerpiece of the abandoned park.

The slides are covered in leaves and palm trees grow through their spirals, while the pools are filled with murky water.

The amphitheater fell into disrepair and villas where tourists would have stayed sat empty.

Plans were drawn up in 2013 to rebuild the park and turn it into an ecotourism venture — but the proposals never came to fruition.

It is believed that some locals believe the water park is cursed – which is why the project has repeatedly failed.

But the abandoned site has become a “must see” for adventurous travelers.

Scattered visitors have described the derelict park as “spooky.”

Vloggers Kirstie Pike and Christine Diaz visited the site in 2019 – and said “it felt haunted”.

And until about 2016, Ho Thuy Tien was home to three crocodiles that lived in one of the pools — and they would be fed by the locals or the occasional backpacker.

Florida blogger Courtney Lambert said the Vietnamese government moved the abandoned crocodiles to a wildlife sanctuary after she and other travelers wrote to PETA and the WWF to complain.

She wrote of her visit to the water park, “The aquarium is the most impressive structure on the property.

“It resembles a crashed spaceship, a supremely alien specimen sitting prettily in the middle of a gleaming man-made lake.

“The keeper of the three-story aquarium is an intimidating, full-bodied dragon sculpture; their scaly coils are wrapped protectively around the ship’s walls in a menacing embrace.

“A massive head and mouth gape open at the top, creating a spectacular viewing area where visitors can gaze out over the lake and park behind fat, jagged front teeth.”

Curious visitors take a scooter or taxi from the nearby city of Hue to explore the site – and a so-called security guard is said to demand a small fee at the entrance.

Plans to rebuild the park were drawn up in 2013 - but the proposals never came to fruition

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Plans to rebuild the park were drawn up in 2013 – but the proposals never came to fruitionCredit: Alamy

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