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. Put National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam into our Nha Trang trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nha Trang.
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  • This Museum is located near the Cruise ship terminal at Nha Trang. There were several pools containing fish. The water in these pools were murky. There were sections where they had glass panels to bet...  more »
  • Don’t expect a big variety of marine life at this place. It’s probably the first marine aquarium in Nha Trang as the building and facilities looks very 1970s. You will see small sharks and giant turtl...  more »
  • The No. 4 bus to Vinperla, the conductor will tell. Extraordinary kinds of various fish and marine animals is interesting.
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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.

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