5 Best Water Theme Parks in Asia

Cool off from the heatwave by splashing your way through these thrilling water slides and rides.

Photo: Ramayana Water Park

1. Ramayana Water Park, Thailand

As the biggest and newest water park in Thailand, Ramayana offers 21 exhilarating rides, including four exclusive to the park, and over 50 attractions in total. Guests can expect to be thrilled by rides like the Aqualoop, which will send one skidding through a 360-degree loop or the Dueling Aqua-Coasters—a 240-meter ride hoisted high by water jets. Located in the natural surroundings of Silverlake, the aquatic playground joins the rapidly growing number of attractions in the area.

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2. Nagashima Spa Land, Japan

Located in Kuwana, Nagashima Spa Land is a major amusement park comprising several rollercoasters, thrill rides, kiddy rides, a giant Ferris wheel, and a water park. It is also located near a hot spring complex and an outlet shopping mall. The highlight is the Joyful Waterpark, which features 18 different slides and 10 pools, making it a world record holder for a water park of its size. Guests will find that the pools have different water temperatures, allowing them to enjoy it all year round. The exciting Tornado Water slide is said to be a must-try.

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3. Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia

Ask anybody what’s the best water park experience in Malaysia and the answer will likely be Sunway Lagoon. Having been around since 1993, it features over 90 attractions spread over 35 hectares and six adventure zones, namely Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, and Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon. Don’t miss out on Vuvuzela, a ride that launches from a tower 11 stories high, plunging one through turbulent water and rapids with twists and turns.

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4. Waterbom Bali, Indonesia

Situated in South Kuta, Waterbom Bali has grown to feature 17 slides and water games for all ages since its inception in 1993. Guests will be spoilt for choice by 2.8 hectares of tropical gardens and pools, as well as dining and leisure facilities. Top rides include the Smashdown 2.0, a waterslide featuring a 26-meter near-vertical drop, as well as the Python, a raft tube ride with drops and swings along the way. Finally, test your mettle at The Climax, said to be Asia’s steepest slide.

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5. Water Kingdom, India

A listicle like this would be sorely incomplete without a mention of Water Kingdom, Asia’s biggest water theme park yet. Located in Mumbai, the theme park is an extension of Essel World and features a mindboggling selection of slides and water rides. Some of the most popular include What-A-Coaster, which lets riders endure a heart-pumping seven-story drop that reaches speeds up to 64 kilometers per hour. The park is also home to the world’s largest wave pool, situated in the Wetlantic zone.

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