Nha Trang is one of the famous tourist cities of Vietnam, with beautiful beaches, beautiful islands, and attractive entertainment activities. But if you want to explore the fascinating and diverse underwater world, you cannot miss the Tri Nguyen Aquarium - a unique architectural work designed like an ancient sailboat and structured like an aquarium in a fairy tale.
Tri Nguyen Aquarium is located on Hon Mieu Island, about 2km from Cau Da port, in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province. To get here, you can rent a boat or canoe with prices ranging from 150,000 VND to 800,000 VND depending on the number of seats and speed. The travel time from the mainland to the island is about 20 minutes.
Content about Tri Nguyen Aquarium Nha Trang
Tri Nguyen Aquarium was built in 1971 by Mr. Le Can – a local fisherman who loves nature and has an aesthetic mind. Initially, the aquarium was just a miniature marine museum with 3 compartments for fish farming: ornamental fish, predatory fish, and meat fish. After the government took over and handed it over to the tourism development unit, the aquarium was expanded and upgraded with more forms.
Currently, Tri Nguyen Aquarium has an area of about 5,000m2, including 3 main areas: the open-air fish pond, the upper garden, and the open-air aquarium. Here, you will admire more than 200 species of marine creatures, from beautiful fish such as tuna, seahorse, clownfish, stingray, shark, dolphin, to sea turtles, jellyfish, coral, sea urchin, sea lion, and many other species.
The open-air fish pond is where you can experience touching the turtle’s head and feeding the turtle, or watching giant sea bass and Amazon river monsters. The upper garden is where you can visit the colorful architectural park, or participate in Vietnamese and Cham folk activities such as flag dancing, festival drumming, Cham dancing, sap dancing, watching folk circus and dancing with artists or local fishermen. The open-air aquarium is where you can explore the aquarium in the famous fossil ship, with mysterious stories and mysteries of the ocean.
Ticket price and how to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium Nha Trang
The entrance fee to Tri Nguyen Aquarium Nha Trang is 170,000 VND for adults taller than 1.4m, 90,000 VND for children under 1.4m tall, and free for children under 1m. This ticket price includes services such as exploring the open-air fish pond, visiting the upper garden, experiencing folk activities, and exploring the open-air aquarium. However, this ticket price does not include services such as shuttle boat/canoe, tour guide, experiencing services at the sea coral park, entertainment games, water sports, or eating at the restaurant.
The opening hours of Tri Nguyen Aquarium Nha Trang are from 6 am to 9 pm daily. You should dress politely, not too short or revealing, to respect the culture and beliefs of this place. You should also pay attention not to touch marine creatures, not to litter indiscriminately, not to make noise or disturb others when visiting.
Tri Nguyen Aquarium Nha Trang is an interesting and unique tourist spot of Nha Trang, bringing you useful knowledge and interesting experiences about the fascinating and diverse underwater world. You will not regret visiting Tri Nguyen Aquarium on your trip.