Located on the Southern seaboard of Thailand is Phuket, a large and intriguing tropical island. Known for its beautiful beaches, sunny climate and many traditional and modern attractions, Phuket is soon growing to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Far East.
Of the many attractions of Phuket, one of its most unique and interesting attractions is the Phuket Seashell Museum. Depicting the tales of the ocean, this museum houses a large collection of seashells of all shapes and sizes, and has attracted many tourists; particularly children, who have been dazzled by the various seashells at this museum.
Established in 1997 by Somchai Patamakantin and his brothers, the Phuket Seashell Museum today stands as one of the must-see attractions of Phuket. What started off as a mere hobby between the founder of the museum and his brothers, turned out to be a collection worthy of displaying to the public and comprises over 2000 different seashells, ranging in size, pattern and colors. One can observe many conch shells with dazzling patters, mesmerizing tiger cowries and murexes with many different sorts of spikes and colors. Witnessing this amazing collection truly brings out the beauty and spirit of the world beneath the ocean surface, and is sure to change your perspective on seashells. There are other unique items on display at this museum such as the world’s largest Golden Pearl which is valued to be 140 karats, along with a monster seashell weighing almost 250 kilograms! One can also visit the gift shop at the Phuket Seashell Museum and purchase many souvenir items carved out of seashells along with pearl and seashell jewelry. All in all a visit to the Phuket Seashell Museum can be great fun and enjoyment for the whole family, and therefore must be visited by all those who spend a vacation at Phuket.

For a tranquil stay in truly blissful Phuket Villas, a recommend stay is at the Anantara Phuket Resort Thailand, a luxury paradise hotel. Located in a serene corner of the island, this hotel offers luxury accommodation in 83 pool villas, each of which are elegantly furnished. The Anantara Phuket Resort Thailand also provides excellent health, recreational and business facilities making it an ideal Phuket resort.