Aiming to become a highlight of the city’s tourism and will serve as an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists in the future, Sun Group together with some other investors including the public sector have started building the project to open in 2018.
With a staggering amount of VND4.6 trillion (US$209 million) during the first phase of theme park construction according to Sun Group’s Vice Chairman Mr. Dang Minh Truong, The Kim Quy (Golden Turtle) Park will be built on an area of more than 100 hectares in the province of Dong Anh, approximately 10 kilometers from downtown Hanoi.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on the 2nd of September during the construction ceremony that the project is expected to change the dynamism of Hanoi’s tourism industry and have encouraged private sectors to take up the project under a PPP Program (Public-Private Partnership) especially now that country is struggling with the soaring public debt.
The Kim Quy (Golden Turtle) Park was inspired by the story of Co Loa spiral-shaped citadel (located in Dong Anh District of Hanoi), which was built by King An Duong Vuong in the third century BC with the help of the Golden Turtle God. Designed by ITEC Group from the US who specializes in designing parks has told the media that the park will a lot of trees and open spaces where visitors can enjoy the nature and join some outdoor activities. And with Hanoi’s vision of becoming a city with a one million trees by 2020, Hanoi is expected to plant 200,000 new trees each year to reach it’s ambitious target.
Together with modern games applying world-cutting edge technology, the park will also comprise an art area and a Kim Quy village to host large-scale art shows. The park is expected to open in 2018, welcoming more international visitors from all over the globe.
Hanoi is also a gateway to other wonderful travel destinations in Vietnam such as Hue or Ha Long Bay, the extraordinary natural heritage recognized by UNESCO, which takes only a three-hour travel by car from Hanoi City. The best way to experience Ha Long Bay to the fullest is staying overnight on a cruise. Find out more information at www.paradisevietnam.com.