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Address: | Ban Laem Pho, Krabi Town, Thailand

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The main part of the area where the fossils can be found has been badly damaged very recently by storms and rough seas. It has been closed to visitors, although there is a small... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2016
Virginia D
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Ao Nang, Thailand
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We found this beach whilst driving around on a moped exploring Krabi. Unfortunately the tide was in so we couldn't see a lot of the fossils. The lady on the gate did not charge us to go into the reserve. we spent some time walking around, it was such a quiet and peaceful place with lots of species of fish... More 

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Ao Nang, Thailand
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223 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The main part of the area where the fossils can be found has been badly damaged very recently by storms and rough seas. It has been closed to visitors, although there is a small display showing some fossil samples. There are many small shops in the area selling very reasonably priced pearls and she'll souvenirs. These are worth visiting. The... More 

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Thank Virginia D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

My friend and I rented scooters and drove around Krabi, we saw signs for this and thought it would be good. When you arrive there are a lot of shops geared towards tourists, all selling the exact same stuff. Follow them along the left down some steps. There is a roped off area that you have to pay 200 baht... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Besides having to pay Baht 200 for entrance fee as a foreigner there is nothing much to do after viewing the the 75 million old shell fossils. The visit can be covered in less than half an hour.A word of caution.....when walking around viewing the shell fossils be careful of the slippery surfaces.Would recommend you give this place a miss... More 

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2 Thank chan_pup
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I visited shell fossil from ao nang. We took a taxi and they charge around 100 baht one way. Nice place but nothing much to do..We took some pictures and we're done in 20 mins..won't miss much if you missed the place..

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Thank sagarsandhya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

This is what fossils of 75 millions years looked like. Amazing to think how old is it. But after 15 min of it you are done. You can catch crabs if your good

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Thank Nicolas R
Phuket, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Thais are known for dual pricing (tourists usually pay alot more for everything, "raka farang") but to get into this park the cost is 50 baht for Thai adults and 20 baht for Thai children - any foreigner wishng to enter will have to pay 200 baht no matter what age group. Sorry but this is unacceptable and reason enough... More 

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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Fossil Shell Park is essentially the grave yard of millions of gastropods and bivalves (small single shelled snails) that died due to mud covering them and which have now fossilized. Over time the fossil beds have risen to the surface due to changes in the underlying strata. There is a charge to enter the fossil beds as it is... More 

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1 Thank John W R
Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

More double pricing, 40 baht for thai adults (written in thai numbers which is intentional so foreigners don't know that they're getting ripped-off) 200 baht for foreign adults. 200 baht is outrageous for what there is to see there. You will be hard-pressed to see anything in the rocks, it's a complete waste of time. If you have to go,... More 

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Hyderabad
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

I never thought that something like a Fossilised Rock with shells in it could be so easily accessible in a touristy place like Thailand. When I first saw them, it felt incredible just to think that those shells could be as old as hundreds of thousands years at least. I could see that a lot of people are complaining about... More 

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