Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Museums in Phuket

Baan Chinpracha   

The On On Hotel in Phuket Town

Phuket Sea Shell Museum in Rawai
The museum displays a large variety of sea shells and fossils, with an emphasis on shells found in Thai waters, which are highly prized by collectors. Although more like a large shell store, the displays are very interesting as well as beautiful. Among the museums exhibits are many rare or unique specimens, including one of the rarest golden pearls and the only left-handed Noble Volute. As its also a shop, you can buy some of these lovely shells which can make nice gifts.

Rare Stones Museum
It is a new tourist's attraction where you see art, and you see life. The most enjoyable part of visiting the Phuket Rare Stones Museum is that after the brief look at all stones, you select 5-6 your most interesting ones. Spending 5-10 minutes with each of the selected stones, the picture will be floated out from the stones as you imagine. Each stone can conjure up a different picture in each person's imagination. That is the art part. The deeper you imagine, the more you will see, and that can be the life part.

Thai Hua Museum in Phuket Town

Thalang Museum in Phuket Town
If you want to find out more  about Phuket's History, including it's archeology, ethnology and art, heard for the Thalang National Museum.  In it's two buildings, the museum houses a large collection of ancient artefacts from Phuket's long history, as well as from the neighbouring provinces of Phang Nga and Krabi.  A dsplay reconstructs the Battle of Thalang, when the Two heroines led the people of Phuket in repelling a Burmese invasion.  Other  exhibits include a display of daily life during Phuket's Tin Mining boom in the nineteenth century and exhibits on the sea gypsies - the island's original inhabitants.

The Thavorn Museum (Phuket's Quirkiest Museum) 

Tin Mining Museum in Kathu

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