Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute

About Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute

Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute is located at No 1, Cau Da, Tran Phu street, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province. Institute of Oceanography Nha Trang was established in 1922 in French colonial period, to December 1969, the management transferred to the University of Saigon. At that time the institute’s collection had more than 60,000 samples. The Institute also houses seismological data, tide cycles and ocean currents in the South Viet Nam Sea.

Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute is one of the earliest scientific research institutes in Vietnam and considered the largest marine archaeological research facility in Southeast Asia.

Visiting the institude, visitors will be able to see the Museum of Marine Life with more than 20,000 specimens of more than 4,000 types of marine and freshwater species collected over many years, and see live specimens kept in glass tanks. especially the museum is preserving and displaying a giant whale skeleton nearly 18m long, 3m high that has been buried underground in the Red River Delta for at least 200 years. This really is a natural relics extremely valuable. The institude also introduces visitors to the natural features of the South China Sea, introduces precious mineral resources, coastal environmental landscapes, rich ecosystems such as mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass. To remind people to raise awareness of environmental protection for the benefit of future generations. A center for exhibitions and traditional education, conquering the exploitation and protection of the East Sea of the Vietnamese. This is really a valuable cultural heritage center that needs to be preserved and developed.

Recently, Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute was voted as one of 10 attractive cultural and historical site, won the title ”
Tourist attractions are satisfied”

In the near future, Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute will open a hi-tech marine animal center to serve the policy of marine economic development in Vietnam. It is hoped that visitors visiting the area will come up with new ideas for doing business, creating new products for tourism.

Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute Opening time

06:00–18:00 weekdays, including Saturday and Sunday
Tel: 02583 590 036

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