Attraction Trí Nguyên-vĩnh Nguyên Thành Phố Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam Published on: 04-03-2016
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Why Hon Mieu Island is special ?
This is billed as an outdoor aquarium but it's actually a fish-breeding farm, where over 40 species of fish, crustacean and other marine creatures are raised. Surrounding the tanks are an incredibly kitsch concrete collection of giant shrimps, fang-bearing sharks and so on. The aquarium is in the shape of a boat and you can climb to the top to look out over the horizon.
Hon Mieu is included in most island-hopping boat tours. DIY travellers can catch one of the regular ferries that travel here from Cau Da dock.
What to explore at Hon Mieu Island?
Ho Ca Tri Nguyen and Bai Soi are two worth places to visit at Hon Mieu. Bai Soi, a special beach without sand, only small rocks is a wonderful placesto swim. In addition, visitors can see clearly the world of corals and thorns. Another exicting place to visit in Hon Mieu is Tri Nguyen Aquarium , designed with the shape of a ship full of moss clinging fossils, in the heart of the ship is a miniature ocean with many rare species, especially live coral . The system of aquarium is divided into two lakes: indoor and outdoor. Indoor lake is divided into 3 floors. Ground floor is the fish lake with thousands of rare species, contained in a miniature ocean. Lake is designed with glasses all around you,so you can clearly see the marine mammals, sharks, grouper, dragons, eels… 2nd floor is the place where the sale of souvenir items. And, 3rd floor is the seafood restaurant with fresh food in place. On deck there are many masts and cannons. In addition, in Outdoor lake, The aquarium here are built up with system water corals which is equal with sea level. Also, there are many fishes with familiar species such as mackerel, squid, tuna, rays are fed and hiding in coral caves are terrible giant squids, giant lobsters. There is a roof for recreational fishing. Come and explore Tri Nguyen Aquarium!
How to get to Hon Mieu Island?
Hon Mieu is located about 5km’s southeast of Nha Trang. A ferry from Cau Da dock will take you to Tri Nguyen village for VND20,000 per trip and only takes 15 minutes. Most tour companies offer a tours that stop off at Hon Mieu.
- “Picturesque fishing villages and friendly locals!”
- “great authentic island”
- “The nearest island of the city”
- “Marvelous snorkling”
Trí Nguyên-vĩnh Nguyên Thành Phố Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam
Tips for you
joined one of those Sinh Cafe tours for a 1/2 day tour. For $7USD, I shouldn't be complaining. I was picked up near my hotel and on my way to the dock. The first stop was the aquarium. Wasn't aware there was a separate entrance fee till we got there. Oh well... I wasn't going to sit on the boat. The aquarium had a collection of marine animals that one would expect to see at Sea World in San Diego or other marine theme parks in the world. Overall, worth going if you have the time to spare. If not, skip it.