Nha Trang Attractions: #8 The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

in #travel6 years ago (edited)

This museum covers two floors of a colonial French Building in Cau Da. It lies just a few kilometres to the south of the city centre of nha Trang. It has been open to the public since 1922and has over 20,000 live and preserved marine specimens.
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The humpback whale skeleton in the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam is also a proud sponsor of several research and community projects. These include captive breeding programmes and taking care of local coral reefs. In the museum itself, the ground floor is filled with live exhibits such as turtles, reef sharks, scorpion fish, anemones, puffer fish, and lion fish. There is also a section that houses coral reefs and seaweed from all around the world.

Turtles in the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

The Upper floor is where the preserved specimens are kept. There are old artefacts of fishing life, animal skeletons including one of a humpback whale. The exhibits are clearly labelled in both Vietnamese and English. Some of Vietnam’s ancient marine legends are explained here.

The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam costs just VND30,000 for adults and VND12,000 for children below the age of 12.

It is open daily from 6.00am until 6.00pm.

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For other Nha Trang attractions see also:

#1 The Long Son Pagoda https://steemit.com/travel/@inseasia/attractions-of-nha-trang-1-the-long-son-pagoda

#2 Nha Trang Beach https://steemit.com/travel/@inseasia/nha-trang-attractions-2-nha-trand-beach

#3 Bo Ha Waterfall https://steemit.com/travel/@inseasia/nha-trang-attractions-3-ba-ho-waterfall

#4 Po Nagar Tower https://steemit.com/travel/@inseasia/nha-trang-attractions-4-po-nagar-tower

#5 Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang https://steemit.com/travel/@inseasia/nha-trang-attractions-5-the-vinpearl-resort-nha-trang

#6 Dam Market https://steemit.com/travel/@inseasia/nha-trang-attractions-6-dam-market

#7 Ninh Van Bay https://steemit.com/travel/@inseasia/nha-trang-attractions-7-ninh-van-bay

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