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National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

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Address: 1 Cau Da, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 58 3590 037
Fee: Yes
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USD 46.30*
and up
Half-Day Nha Trang City Tour Including National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam
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USD 75.00*
and up
Private Half-Day Nha Trang City Tour

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Knowledge on Marine life

I initially had doubts about visiting this place but to my surprise I gained a lot of insight with regards to marine life especially marine life in Nha Trang. There are many... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Joseph O
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It started reasonablely well with two splash pools containing marine fish and stingrays. But then we did not like the fact that they had two large seals confined in a small air conditioned room with a small pool. They also had a shallow pool which contained large sea turtles which seemed cruel. Avoid this it should be closed down.

Thank Charles J
Hong Kong, China
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87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a sad place for the animals. Tanks are way too small for the sharks, turtles and rats... There is even a seal who is trapped into a small tank Would avoid

Thank caribu75
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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184 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I initially had doubts about visiting this place but to my surprise I gained a lot of insight with regards to marine life especially marine life in Nha Trang. There are many variety of fishes including the shark, sting ray, moray eel, to the smaller puffer fish, sea horses, different types of angel fish, etc. what intrigued me the most... More 

1 Thank Joseph O
Saijo, Japan
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The facility has both a section for living animals and another section for the museum. Much has been written about the poor state of the living animals in the aquarium and I wish the authorities there were to do something to address animal welfare. My review will therefore focus on the museum. The museum occupies the French colonial building which... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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168 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This place is really small but relatively cheap. I am sure children will love it and my friends enjoyed it because they had never been to an aquarium before.

Thank Andrewbyrne86
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017

my friends and i were excited to see the aquarium that day, but when we were there its not that impressive. the outside structures are okay but the inside is like a common park in my country that i can see everywhere in our region. the place for the animals are so small like the turtoise are over crowded in... More 

Thank 133magnifico
Albertslund, Denmark
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97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a form of animal cruelty, animals have no contemporary conditions, the seal seemed outraged by that small space, aquaria needed cleaning and in general to be done in order. The authorities should be able to do this better so it was an experience instead of a nightmare to look at. Visit it, but only to point out that... More 

Thank Michael H
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the National Oceanographic Institute in Nha Trang found it small but interesting.I would not go out of my way to get there but if in the area worth dropping in.

Thank Grahame E
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Disgusting. Treat animals as if they are worthless and this applies to animal cruelty which is so sad.

Thank Raquel A
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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124 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I went there once and was impressive of the fishes. There were many alive fishes and displayed objectives.

Thank Tue T

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