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“Conditions must be improved” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam
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$46.30*
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Half-Day Nha Trang City Tour Including National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam
Ranked #24 of 104 things to do in Nha Trang
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“Conditions must be improved”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

The seals are each kept in terrible conditions - imagine a bathtub in a perspex box in the searing heat. No room to move, let alone swim or escape the heat.

A deeply saddening situation which overshadows anything else the museum has to offer. This should be such an interesting place, instead of a deeply distressing experience.

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Museum?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Perhaps a museum (where you find dead things)? My wife and I visited this pathetic venue earlier this year. How anyone could rate this attraction any better than poor is beyond me, especially if you have been to a first class museum or aquarium. Even Vinpearl Island has a much better exhibit of live underwater species. As others have said, the entry fee is low but the experience pathetic. Spend your valuable vacation time somewhere else around Nha Trang. Good Luck and Happy Travels!

Richard

Visited March 2013
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melbourne
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Please release the seals and turtles”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Generally I found the museum very interesting BUT .The turtles and particularly the seals are kept in the most appalling circumstances.
The way these animals are confined in hot , fetid small pools and enclosures negates any enjoyment you can have viewing the other interesting displays and architecture at this museum .
I suggest people visit(to provide income ) but register their protest and maybe something will be done to improve the facilities and standard of living for these poor animals.

Visited July 2013
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The unique institue of Vietnam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Where we can learn more the ocean of Vietnam and where researchers learn more about the ocean
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It is interesting place

Visited July 2012
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jakarta
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“fascinating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

it is something that i never expect before. i like this place with its good collection of fishes and preserved specimen. good place to bring young kids and show the beauty of the sea world without getting wet

Visited May 2013
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