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Garden City Water Park opens to public in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh

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Garden City Water Park has opened to the public in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, according to LYP Group’s president Ly Yong Phat.

The $44 million water park, which was built to international standards, is located in Khan Chroy Changvar, a district approximately 15 kilometres north of Phnom Penh.

According to Khmer Times, the water park is situated inside Garden City, where LYP Group also operates the $10 million Phnom Penh Safari, which opened in March 2018.

The water park features a lagoon with waves, a waterfall, water slides, children’s playground, and steam and sauna facilities.

Garden City Water Park’s other attractions include Wave Paradise, Water Empire, Children’s Paradise, Mekong River, Wave Skiing and Whirlpool Valley.

Water slides and lagoon at Garden City Water Park

The soft launch was held on Sunday (August 16), where Ly Yong Phat said it was the biggest water park in Cambodia, built on 8.6 hectares of land.

“There are 38 types of facilities for water equipment with the technology to ensure the quality and safety for our customers,” he added.

“The water park can accommodate up to 7,000 customers per day, but now we are allowing only 3,500 customers per day to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There will be 280 jobs. However, we are now employing 185 staff during COVID-19.”

Capacity limited at attraction due to COVID-19

“I am proud that you invested in this area,” said Prime Minister Hun Sen. “For this investment, they spent $44 million which is a big investment which will provide whole some family entertainment and recreation as well as convention facilities.”

Formerly known as Angkor Water Park, the development’s speed slides and play structures were supplied by Polin Waterparks, a leader and innovator in waterpark technology.

WhiteWater supplied other slides and attractions, including a wave pool, four-person abyss, four-person constrictor, flowrider and flowrider double, lazy river, boomerango and super bowl.

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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