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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  • August 10, 2017
    A small museum, but it is cool, there is no tedious heap. First large aquariums with fish, turtle, then small there fish by species. Next, preserved in alcohol-too interesting and not at all creepy
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  • August 2, 2017
    no investments to upgrade it, perhaps its primary purpose is not for tourists or profits. But you will have a nice relax in a hot morning or afternoon, not too busy but there are still visitors even o...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    This tour is perfect for tourists with children. calmly Museum can be reached by bus No. 7, thus will save money and prolong the residence time. Photo obtained excellent
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  • March 16, 2017
    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.
  • January 3, 2017
    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.
  • January 3, 2017
    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.
  • January 4, 2017
    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!
  • January 6, 2017
    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.

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