All the tourist literature touts Hon Mieu (also called Tri Nguyen
Island) as the site of an outdoor aquarium (Tri Nguyen Fish Lake). Tri
Nguyen Fish Lake is situated on Bong Nguyen Island, also called Hon
Mieu Island, Nha Trang Bay; half an hour from Cau Da Port, Nha Trang
City, Khanh Hoa Province.
fact, the 'aquarium' is an important fish-breeding farm, where over 40
species of fish, crustacean and other marine creatures are raised in
three separate compartments. There is also a cafe built on stilts over
the water. Ask around for canoe rentals.
The main village on
Mieu island is Tri Nguyen. Bai Soai is a gravel beach on the far side
of Mieu island from Cau Da. There are a few rustic bungalows (US$6) on
It 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.
It 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
Most people will take some sort of boat tour booked
through a hotel, cafe or Khanh Hoa Tourist (left). Impoverished and
less-hurried travellers might catch one of the regular ferries that go
to Tri Nguyen village from Cau Da dock.
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 colourful sea-fish that live in the clear
blue water of the lake.