Alexandre Yersin Museum, Nha Trang

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Alexandre Yersin Museum documents the life and work of a Swiss-born doctor who founded the Nha Trang Pasteur Institute in the 19th century. Dr. Yersin discovered the microbe responsible for the bubonic plague, and brought quinine- and rubber-producing trees to Vietnam. The museum features his library and office, filled with lab equipment and astronomical instruments. Alexandre Yersin Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Nha Trang Edition.
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  • He lived in Bud for 50 years to study the bubonic plague (bubonic plague) and died on March 1, 1943 in Bud. After his death, a street in Bud was named after him. A temple was built beside his grave tomb, and his former residence was converted into the Simbo (Yersin Museum). In this small and interesting museum, you can see the Office and library at the time of the book, which includes an experimental setup and an interesting set of mirrors that are worth a trip.
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  • If you're a history buff you will find everything about Alexandre Yersin and his bacterial discoveries here in this museum. Before I visited I was quite ignorant and left well educated. Yersin was suc...  more »
  • Alexander Yersin was a French Hugenot by descent who lived in Switzerland in his early years. He spent most of his life in Vietnam. He was much loved for his contribution to science and the country. T...  more »
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  • This museum is to the left upon entry. Entrance fee is 20 000 VND for adult. Located on the first floor are simple history related to Dr. Yersin. You can see certificates, letters, photos, maps, some artifacts and books. It is amazing with limited resources then discovery of vaccines can be made. It takes about 45 minutes to complete the tour and read the documentations. This museum is located near the beach and housed together with Pasteur Institute which is operational.
  • It explains quite well the history and the life of Alexandre Yersin, and brings you on a voyage back in time. It includes several authentic items from his life.
  • I realy don't know why this place is so special. It's just a room with some old stuff.
  • Interesting place to see.
  • Small but with items of genuine interest

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