A great way for tourists to learn about Vietnam's oceanographic history is to visit the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam in Nha Trang. Set in a huge colonial complex, this museum was established in 1922, and is still a popular destination among local and foreign tourists. It is home to a fascinating collection of colorful fish and other marine life, as well as to countless jars of preserved marine specimens, including a manatee that has been preserved in a huge glass case. The museum also houses a collection of stuffed sea animals and birds, an 18 metre long whale skeleton, local boats and fishing artifacts and so much more. Also found here are displays focusing on the traditions and culture of Vietnamese fishing, the history of marine science research and equipment, and more.
6am to 6pm
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The collection of rare marine life that have been preserved
Muslim tourists looking for prayer facilities while at the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam will not be able to do so. There are also no know mosques or Islamic Centres in the city of Nha Trang. There is however a small Muslim community in the city and Muslim visitors may be able to get more information regarding prayer facilities at one of the few Halal restaurants in Nha Trang.
The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam is not known to house a food outlet. Visitors will however be able to find plenty of restaurants in the surrounding areas. Also, since there is a small Muslim population in Nha Trang, Muslim tourists will be able to find a couple of Halal restaurants, like Omar’s Indian Restaurant.