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Museums in Phuket

Sun, sea, sand, beaches, nature, nightlife and shopping… these all seem to integrate Phuket as an amazing paradise and it becomes the most popular destinations in Thailand. That’s half- true, since how can you be ensured if you have really experienced the real Phuket? IF you haven’t explored history, culture, art and life at Phuket museums.

Most of Phuket museums have several collections of valuable rarities and freaks from Phuket, the Thai water and every part of the world, such as seashells, golden pearls, rocks and stones, fossils, and the collections from Phuket’s long history such as antique portray, ancient weapons, ancient artifacts and painting, and even the monument of two heroines. The collections are on display for extraordinary exhibition. The discovery of the paradise is about to begin once you step in every museums. Each museum presents Phuket in a different way but remains the same thing - Phuket’s mystery and charms.

So, at each Phuket museums, history, culture, art and life are on shelf, awaiting you to explore, admire and absorb. The entrance fee is very affordable.

Phuket Sea Shell Museum

Perhaps the world's most valuable collection of seashells is on display at the Phuket Sea Shell Museum near Rawai Beach on Phuket's southwestern shores.

The emphasis is on shells from Phuket and the Thai waters. Shells from these areas are among those most desired by collectors. However, shells from every part of the world are featured. Wherever they originate, each shell in the museum is the best of its type and often the only of its type. Displays have been created in a logical order so visitors can see at once the differing characteristics among related species.

There are numerous rarities and freaks including the world's largest golden pearl (140 karats). See large sections of sedimentary rock containing shell fossils that represent the earth's earliest life forms. Marvel at the sight of a shell that weights 250 kilograms.

The Shell Museum is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
For details call 076-381266 or 076-381274

Thalang National Museum

Ancient artifacts from Phuket's long history are on display. The oldest were found on Phuket's west coast. In addition, there are exhibits detailing the famous Battle of Thalang (involving two heroines), daily life in Phuket and the Sea Gypsy culture.

For more information call: 076-311025 or 076-311426
Open daily except holidays 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Located just east of the Two Heroines Monument on the Pa Khlok Rd.

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