Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Phuket Museum and its Beaches

The Sea Shell Museum and the Beaches of Phuket, Thailand.

A wonderful beach and a wonderful sea shell museum with more than 2000 different kinds of shells.

The museum on Viset Road near Rawai Beach boasts of a collection of more than 2000 unique species of sea shells. Some of the major attractions preserved here are the turban shells, vase shells, the only left-handed Noble Volute, the giant clams, the 380-million-year-old fossils as well as rare golden pearls. Real effort for over 40 years by the Patamakanthin brothers has gone into these collections.

The Phuket Beach has different locations to go. The Patong Beach, Kata and Karon Beach, Bang Tio Bay, Kamala Beach, Laem Singh Panwa, and Rawai are some of the numerous sightseeing spots there. The smallest beach is the Kata Beach, which is different in appearance and style from other beaches in around and is broad and curving. The 9 kilometers of deserted beach Mai Khao has little tourist business as this is a protected beach under the care of the Sirinat National Park where sea turtles lay eggs. While summer is good for in this beach, the rainy season brings high waves.
There are many more beaches in Phuket, Thailand. More information can be had by visiting
From: The Hindu, February 25, 2009
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