National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, Nha Trang

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Take a short tour of National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam to discover the diversity of marine life in the area. Established in 1922, the museum is situated in a grandiose French-style building from the colonial era. On the first floor of the museum you can admire an array of local fish, turtles, sea horses, seals, and other aquatic species. Go upstairs to view a whale skeleton, fishing and boating relics, stuffed marine animals, and rare specimens preserved in formaldehyde. National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Nha Trang Edition.
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  • Terribly cramped pens for seals and turtles What looked like 2 seals crowded into a giant kitchen sink next to larger bath tub Turtles not much better. 10 / 12 of them in a space the size of a domesti...  more »
  • A bit dated but quite interesting nonetheless. The marine life appears to be well looked after and happy with the exception of the seals which was very substandard. The lab with bottled specimens dati...  more »
  • Worth popping in for a look at the many species of fish & a casual morning wandering around the facilities & learning a little more about toe oceans & the marine life in this area  more »
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  • Perfect place! Worth to visit! I've learned lots of new information about fish and ocean. It's institute and it's working. Here you can see huge collection of materials which is used for studying conserved in formalin! Even few animals in formalin! Also lots of different fish in small aquariums with description and interesting facts. Consider to spend here about 2 hours if you would like to do not just run along.
  • If you as a tourist are seeing this review take my advice. DO NOT INVEST A CENT IN THIS PLACE. They do not treat the animals the way they should be treated. They only have them there for some form of income. They DO NOT have these animals for rehabilitation and would not consider treating them any different if it meant any less money made. So I urge you as human beings, DO NOT give these 'people' what they want. DO NOT COME HERE.
  • This is establishment is not worth visiting. Some of the animals are kept in cramped enclosures that have no resemblance to their natural habitat. Was truly disturbed by the two seals that were being kept for no apparent reason other than to attract tourists. If you want to see animal cruelty then this is the perfect place to visit.
  • Animal cruelty! at least if the animals are there for rehabilitation or the conditions that they are kept in is good but this is definitely not the case. The animals are kept in such horrific conditions, the dirty & tiny enclosures being the most evident. Don't give any money to this place because you're supporting animal cruelty!
  • I am horrified at what I saw in this particular center and will fortuntealy not be visiting again or recommending this place to others. There are numerous factors that are disturbing about this center, namely the way the animals are treated. I hope something is done in the near future to end the cruelty I saw.