The Ramayana is an epic Hindu poem telling the tale of Rama and Sita and how they overcame all the odds to find happiness and Rama’s rightful place on the throne. Rama spent 14 years exiled in a forest. If it had happened now the young prince could have gone to Ramayana Water Park to enjoy great water rides and facilities unparalleled in Thailand.
Ramayana Water Park opened in 2006. It became the largest water park of its kind when it opened. It has 50 slides and attractions and covers a massive 184,000 square metres.
The park is located off the Sukhumvit Road. The turning is 3 km before the turning for Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens. See the map below for more details on how to get to Ramayana Water Park.
There are impressive facilities at the park. You can rent out private cabanas for you and the family to relax in. There are lockers; free wifi for members; towel rental; and Thai massage. For food, there are over 100 dishes to choose from at the restaurants and bars. If you don’t fancy eating and drinking at a designated restaurant you can order and get delivery to your cabana or where ever you are in the park. No need to worry about paying with soggy notes – there is a cashless wristband system of payment that removes all the worry of carrying cash around with you.
And let’s not forget the watery delights and thrills. There are 2 dedicated kids zones, an inflatable ride down a mazy river through caves and ancient monuments with the thrill of geysers. There is Thailand’s biggest double wave pool. There are high speed slides, a double flow rider, an adolescent area. Not enough? Well there is also a floating market and the chance to meet elephants.
For the dads and mums there is of course a swim up bar and direct service to cabanas and loungers.
For those concerned about chlorine and water standards, the water is provided from on-site wells with a filtration system producing water clean enough to drink. It is state of the art equipment.
Ramayana Water Park also contains ‘ancient monuments’ and historical information; but sadly no re-enactment of Rama’s fight of the evil Ravana and his daring rescue of his beloved Sita. Otherwise for those who enjoy days out with the family; watching the joy on their faces as they zoom down a water slide; and relaxing poolside couldn’t do much better than Ramayana Water Park.
At hte moment there are promotional prices on offer. Below are the ‘normal’ prices.
Single Day ticket: child – 890 THB; adult – 1,190 THB. Family tickets also available
Cabana – 2 to 4 people 700 THB; 4 to 8 people 1,200 THB, 8 to 12 people 1,900 THB.
Lockers – Small 120 THB; large 190 THB
Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm
Tel: +66(0) 3300 5929
Ramayana Waterpark was so new at the time of writing this article that it had garnered few reviews as yet. Expect that to change quickly.