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           The Phuket Seashell Museum
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(Bangkoksite Photos taken on October 22, 2000)
Phuket Seashell Museum
The Phuket Seashell Museum & Shop is  privately owned by
Phuket Seashell Co.,Ltd. It is located at 12/2 Moo 2, Wiset Road,
Tambon Rawai, Muang District. This museum has large amount of
seashell collections from Thailand and all over the World. You will
be impressed to see the displays of the museum  with so many
ancient seashells, some of them are more than 200 million years old.
The museum is about 2 years old and has been visited by many
VIPs, tourists, and students.

Mr.Somchai Pathamakantin, the owner of the museum, was born in
Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi Province. He came to Phuket when
he was young and started to collect seashells for selling. Finally,
he built this museum for the collection of valuable and hard to find
seashells from around the world for the image of Phuket, for education,
for tourist attraction, and to fulfill his endeaver.

The web site of the museum is http://www.phuketseashell.com
which is underconstruction by mr. Somchai.

The museum has also a large shop selling seashell products,
handicrafts and souvenirs. To contact please call :
Tel. (076) 381-266, 381-274,  or Mobile (01) 676-8822, (01) 958-8822
Fax. (076) 381-777

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