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Phuket Seashell Museum, Rawai

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  • We had visited the Phuket Seashells museum located close to Rawai Beach during our holidays in Phuket. Entrance tickets are priced at 200 baht per person. They have a very big collection of a wide... 
    We had visited the Phuket Seashells museum located close to Rawai Beach during our holidays in Phuket. Entrance tickets are priced at 200 baht per person. They have a very big collection of a wide...  more »
  • A bit small for the entrance fee, but it was a fun stop at in Rawai. As a marine scientist and ecologist, I spent a great deal of time here. The shells are divided by class and the collection is... 
    A bit small for the entrance fee, but it was a fun stop at in Rawai. As a marine scientist and ecologist, I spent a great deal of time here. The shells are divided by class and the collection is...  more »
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  • World-Class, Of Interest to Academic-Types and Shopping for Pearls and Rare Fossils. This collection is incredible, undoubtedly the best open to the public dealing with Indian Ocean shells. There is a self-guided tour with descriptions in Thai and English of each family of shells. I found many interesting stories, for instance that the Greek mythological golden fleece was likely from the material a large Mediterranean clam uses to bind itself to rocks. The shells are beautiful, too, so if you are with kids or have a casual interest, you could spend half an hour. Or you could spend 90 minutes as I did. The gift shop is not to be overlooked. It's huge and has a selection of top notch inexpensively priced pearls ($100-200) as well as hard to find large fossil specimens such as ammonites ($250). There are also many less expensive pieces and loose shells kids would love starting as low as 15 baht.
  • This museum has huge collection of shell. The building is a little bit old (need to renovate) but it is still good condition. The time is stop when we were there I would say.

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