Discover Southeast Asia’s Inaugural Astronomy Park

Astronomy Park, situated in the Duong Noi urban area of Ha Dong District, Hanoi, is the ultimate destination for those who have a profound passion for outer space. As a public initiative, it offers a unique experience for individuals to explore and indulge in the wonders of the universe.

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Astronomy Park in Hanoi, located in Duong Noi ward, Ha Dong district, is a remarkable architectural landmark in the Duong Noi urban area. With an investment of approximately 260 billion VND, this park covers an area of over 12 hectares.

Astronomy Park in Hanoi was built on an area of more than 12 hectares. Photo: Hanoitimes

Designed and constructed by Malaysia-based EGO Group, the Astronomy Park in Hanoi aims to simulate the process of the universe’s formation billions of years ago, including the Big Bang and the creation of planets in the solar system.

The construction of Southeast Asia’s first outdoor astronomy park started on July 4, 2017. The park spans an area of 120,000 square meters, with the Bach Hop Thuy Lake occupying 6,000 square meters.

The Astronomy Park in Hanoi was designed and constructed by Malaysia-based EGO Group. Photo: Hanoitimes

Astronomy Park offers various attractions, including Zodiac Square, Milky Way Garden, Solar System Square, Moonlight Bridge, UFO Playground, Alien Square, Black Hole Pool, and Light Fountain.

One of the highlights is the Big Bang Square, which simulates the explosion that led to the formation of the universe. The Big Bang Tower, with its expanding base as it rises, stands out in this square.

Astronomy Park features Zodiac Square, Milky Way Garden, Solar System Square, Moonlight Bridge, UFO Playground, Alien Square, Black Hole Pool, and Light Fountain. Photo: Hanoitimes

Zodiac Square, designed in a circular shape, represents the sky and showcases the 12 zodiac signs.

Alien Square depicts the orbits of planets in the solar system.

Big Bang Square is the visual highlight of the astronomical park. Photo: Hanoitimes

The central area of the square features a UFO symbol shaped like a flying saucer, surrounded by sculptures of aliens.

The Black Hole Pool, located on the surface of the lake, is a popular spot for water activities in the park.

Big Bang Tower expands as it rises. Photo: Hanoitimes

The children’s playground area features a “space grid” terrain structure with protrusions resembling geological tectonics on planetary surfaces.

All main entrances to the Astronomy Park have been opened to the public, allowing free access to tourists who want to enjoy the park’s offerings.

Alien Square depicts the orbits of planets in the solar system. Photo: Cong Ly

Themed around astronomy, the park aims to ignite curiosity and interest in science, and to encourage exploration and research into the wonders of the universe and other distant worlds beyond Earth. The park’s design language revolves around circles, spheres, spirals, and basic geometric shapes found in the universe.

Charlotte Pho