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National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

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“marine life”(13 reviews)
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1 Cau Da, Nha Trang, Vietnam
+84 58 3590 037
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The place has an okay variety of animals but the tanks were dirty and the big animal should not be in such conditions. An hour takes to see everything if you stay and read some about the animals.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank khenm2018
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Don’t come if you’re expecting a western style, well developed aquarium or you’ll be disappointed. In saying that, we came around 9-9.30 coinciding with the time the fish were being fed in the tanks, highly reccomend visiting at that time. There’s no dedicated shows so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This place good for specialy children, who can learn about subjects. One person needs to pay 22,000VND Free Wi-Fi also available

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

They have a exhibit of various sea creatures and extinct remains. They have a turtle reserve and you can spend hours looking at them. The directions are clearly marked and help you to move from one exhibit to other.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank VidhiD36
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

With the local tour guide at this place, we understood much about the Vietnam sea and inside the sea... Many kinds of fish, coral... and a huge skeleton of big whale display... Supper!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank _kenkiet1981
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Nice display of live fish and bottled items were interesting. Easy to find lol - if you go too far the port staff will direct you.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank laurahahnsparky
Reviewed February 1, 2018

A nothing to shout about Museum. You may want to give it a pass unless you are into the sea creatures that you can see at any aquarium. The displays is a little scarce for it's title - National Oceanographic Museum, I am sorry to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank TommyKoek
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Saddest experience, many of the sharks do not move they just lie on the bottom of their small dirty pool, seems very depressing. The turtles looked depressed and sad in their tiny dirty enclosure, but the worst is the seal, in a tiny glass cage...More

Date of experience: January 2018
7  Thank 518darcym
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

I don't like zoos/aquariums in general but I wanted to see some ocean creatures from this side of the world and this place is absolutely the worst. They had tiny tanks with far too many fish in one (11 lion fish in 1 tank is...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank girlonthewander
Reviewed December 7, 2017

They have a wide variety of ocean animals and fish on display. Although the fish tanks appeared fairly clean, many of the larger fish and animals were living in terrible conditions. The saddest part was probably the sea turtles and the manatee they have, they...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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November 10, 2015|
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Response from Nahdvdjensg |
Dear Navylovechris, my comment wasn't in any way meant against Vietnam. It was a reaction to my experience and the comments about the museum here that say how great it is. And as I said,the exposition is really interesting... More
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July 7, 2015|
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Response from Max274967 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, like the others have said, $15.00 U.S. Nothing in Vietnam that you do will cost very much by western standards! The place is not amazing but it is an interesting way to fill in an hour or two....