Tri Nguyen Aquarium is located on Bong Nguyen Island (Hon Mieu Island) in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province. The Aquarium is considered one of the must see attractions in Nha Trang because coming to the construction, visitors will admire the incredible beauty of marine fishes, marine organisms and marine plants.
Entrance Tri Nguyen Aquarium
History and structure
Tri Nguyen aquarium was built in 1971 by a nice fisherman who is always proud of the natural beauty of his homeland. At that time, he used his own money to hire local people to block the sea and build a dam for a large lake 160m in length and 130m wide. In 1997, Khanh Hoa Travel Company invested more than VND 10 billion to improve the quality and capacity of the construction.
An unique point of Tri Nguyen aquarium is it was built based on the model of an ancient fossil ship 60m long and high 30m. Tri Nguyen aquarium was divided into three main parts. Firstly, the large lake is the living place of marine creatures and it was surrounded by stones carefully to ensure suitable sea conditions for animals. The second part is used for souvenir shops; and the thirst part includes restaurants.
Tri Nguyen Aquarium
A marine museum
On a long bridge to the main part of the aquarium, visitors will go pass a lake dammed up with stone embankment, in which there are various marine animals such as breeding savage fishes, shrimps and turtles, etc. Especially, you can easily catch the sights of many big friendly turtles come to the surface to welcome visitors.
Go inside the fossil ship, visitors seem to get lost in the fabulous palace of King Sea. There many rooms and halls are surrounded by glasses totally, hence looking through them visitors can admire lively marine animals from small colorful fishes to many big sharps or turtle, especially some turtle is more than 100kg weight more than 100kg. Besides, not only some familiar marine animals like oysters, pearls, stingrays, squids, sharks, dolphins, tourist will see a range of strange creatures with different shape and colors. It makes you feel that the barrier between human and nature disappears.
Tri Nguyen Aquarium
Therefore, with a complex of entertainment and services, each year Tri Nguyen aquarium attracts a hundred of Vietnamese visitors and foreign tourists also.