Bali, an island province of Indonesia, is known for being one of the most tranquil tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Located amongst the Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali is a beautiful province with breathtaking beaches and landscapes, and a range of cultural and recreational attractions. Its traditional lifestyle, arts, dance, and crafts industry are also some of the highlights of Bali. For tranquil and luxurious accommodation consider staying at a villa in Seminyak such as the stylish Samaja Villas Kunti which makes an ideal home away from home on the island.

One of the most unique museums of Bali, and maybe even the world, is the Bali Shell Museum. Easily one of the most fascinating and amazing attractions in the island, the Shell Museum takes pride in showcasing an unparalleled collection of seashells of all colours, shapes and sizes, including many other attractions as well. If you have always fancied seashells or could never resist picking up a seashell or two each time you went to the beach, then you can be assured that the Bali Shell Museum will keep you thoroughly enthralled.

Since its inception in 2009, the Bali Shell Museum has attracted people of all ages due to its unique attractions. The museum houses at least 10,000 seashells and over 300 ancient fossils, making its collection easily one of the largest and most vibrant collections of shells under one roof. The museum is divided into three floors. The first floor contains various displays of seashells as well as a host of household items such as lamps, mugs and ornaments made of shells. The second floor is home to a range of ancient fossils, including extinct invertebrates, trilobites and ammonites. The third floor houses a large collection of unique, rare and exotic shells which are truly mesmerizing, as well as preserved creatures of the ocean such as sharks, starfish and sea urchins. A major highlight of the museum is the 300 million year old Madagascan cephalopod fossils. All in all, this museum offers a collection of shells which you are unlikely to see anywhere else!

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry. Google+