NHA TRANG CITY & TRI NGUYEN AQUARIUM - asian only

  • Port

    Nha Trang

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Nature excursion, Cultural, Meal included

  • Price

    Adults

    USD59.0

  • Duration in hours

    7.0

  • Shore excursion code

    01JN

Description

Tri Nguyen Aquarium was built in 1971, a highly inventive work of distinction, by Le Can, a fisherman who was fond of nature very much with goodwill and proud of his homeland. With his own money, he hired local inhabitants to block the sea and build a dam for the construction of a large pond 160m in length and 130m wide.

Tri Nguyen Aquarium (an aquarium where hundreds of rare oceanic species are fed) is a lake on the sea which people dam up with stone embankment. Hundreds of nice and precious marine creatures are bred in the lake, looking a real marine museum.

The pond consists of three compartments, one for breeding savage fishes, one for aquarium fishes, shrimps and turtles of different kinds and many other species of sealife to breed in his aquarium. The aquarium creates a unique world of multifarious aquatic animals, a living museum of the marine life in Nha Trang. This splendid work is highly entertaining, for it has been much visited and lauded by tourists from far and near.

Visitors may take a walk around the lake or seating on the house close to the edge of the water, they can see many kinds of colorful sea-fish that live in the clear blue water of the lake.

You will leave the port aboard your coach to local boat station where you cruise to Mieu island to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium. After cruising back to mainland, your coach drive you to local restaurant where your meals is served. Next you will proceed to the Long Son Pagoda, which was inaugurated in 1889. This is the city's most ambitious pagoda and has been rebuilt several times. Long Son Tu means "the Pagoda on the Dragon's Hill" and is home to around ten monks. The entrance and curved roofs are embellished with impressive decorations featuring mosaic dragons made from glass and ceramic tiles. If you are fit enough to climb up to the top of 152 stone steps, you will be able to admire a giant white statue of Buddha seated on a lotus blossom and superb views over the city far below. You will then travel to the Po Nagar Cham Towers, also known as Thap Ba (or the Lady of the City), a remnant of the ancient Cham civilisation. The towers, built and renovated between the seventh and twelfth centuries from loose brick with neither plaster nor mortar, were used for the worship of the goddess Po Nagar of the Dua clan, which ruled over the southern part of the Cham Kingdom. From the hillside where the towers stand you will have a spectacular view of Nha Trang Bay and its shores lined with numerous colourful fishing boats. Today both Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists come to the Po Nagar Towers to pray and make offerings according to their respective traditions. Your journey will continue with a visit to Dam Market, the city's main market. It was built in 1969 on a swampy area of 7 hectares and completed in 1974. The market consists of a two-storey central building with circular floors and a V-shaped roof, plus two four-storey apartment buildings. Finally, your coacht takes you back to the ship.



What we will do

Tri Nguyen Aquarium was built in 1971, a highly inventive work of distinction, by Le Can, a fisherman who was fond of nature very much with goodwill and proud of his homeland. With his own money, he hired local inhabitants to block the sea and build a dam for the construction of a large pond 160m in length and 130m wide.

Tri Nguyen Aquarium (an aquarium where hundreds of rare oceanic species are fed) is a lake on the sea which people dam up with stone embankment. Hundreds of nice and precious marine creatures are bred in the lake, looking a real marine museum.

The pond consists of three compartments, one for breeding savage fishes, one for aquarium fishes, shrimps and turtles of different kinds and many other species of sealife to breed in his aquarium. The aquarium creates a unique world of multifarious aquatic animals, a living museum of the marine life in Nha Trang. This splendid work is highly entertaining, for it has been much visited and lauded by tourists from far and near.

Visitors may take a walk around the lake or seating on the house close to the edge of the water, they can see many kinds of colorful sea-fish that live in the clear blue water of the lake.

You will leave the port aboard your coach to local boat station where you cruise to Mieu island to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium. After cruising back to mainland, your coach drive you to local restaurant where your meals is served. Next you will proceed to the Long Son Pagoda, which was inaugurated in 1889. This is the city's most ambitious pagoda and has been rebuilt several times. Long Son Tu means "the Pagoda on the Dragon's Hill" and is home to around ten monks. The entrance and curved roofs are embellished with impressive decorations featuring mosaic dragons made from glass and ceramic tiles. If you are fit enough to climb up to the top of 152 stone steps, you will be able to admire a giant white statue of Buddha seated on a lotus blossom and superb views over the city far below. You will then travel to the Po Nagar Cham Towers, also known as Thap Ba (or the Lady of the City), a remnant of the ancient Cham civilisation. The towers, built and renovated between the seventh and twelfth centuries from loose brick with neither plaster nor mortar, were used for the worship of the goddess Po Nagar of the Dua clan, which ruled over the southern part of the Cham Kingdom. From the hillside where the towers stand you will have a spectacular view of Nha Trang Bay and its shores lined with numerous colourful fishing boats. Today both Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists come to the Po Nagar Towers to pray and make offerings according to their respective traditions. Your journey will continue with a visit to Dam Market, the city's main market. It was built in 1969 on a swampy area of 7 hectares and completed in 1974. The market consists of a two-storey central building with circular floors and a V-shaped roof, plus two four-storey apartment buildings. Finally, your coacht takes you back to the ship.


What you need to know

Please Note: The order of the itinerary may vary. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and casual clothing. Don't forget to bring mosquitos repellent. When visiting the temple shoes should be removed and socks should be worn. Sunhats are recommended. The visit to Champa Ponagar Tower involves in climbing 154 steps.