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“underwhelming” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Fossil Shell Beach

Fossil Shell Beach
| Ban Laem Pho, Krabi Town, Thailand
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Ranked #36 of 36 Attractions in Krabi Town
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Nottingham
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“underwhelming”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

i went to this beach whilst the other half was scuba diving. I got the songthauew from Ao Nang (30 baht each way). It was a saturday so there were lots of families having picnics. i paid 100 baht to get into the 'attraction' and I agree with other posters that the fossil beach looks very much like a lump of concrete. There are loads of tacky souvenir shops, and it was only after I got back that I read that alot of the pearl necklaces are real pearls and would probably have been worth investing in. Had to wait ages for a songthauew back as they all seemed to be pulling in for their lunch. i killed an hour but I certainly wouldn't put it on your list of places to go.

Visited March 2013
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“Not worth even the time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Despite the warnings here, we decided to go there at the end of the day. We got there just before the dark, when it was already closed - so we fortunately we didn't pay for it. I think they wanted 400 Baht for that "rock table", described by one or two informational tables. Maybe the place has some historical value, but absolutely no visual or informational. Even if it was for free, I would say it's not worth even the detour.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“so boring”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

the fossill patch is just a big lump of stuff that looks like concrete, next to which there are a bunch of shops flogging tacky stuff I didn't want

Visited January 2013
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London ON
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“Yawn”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We were staying at a resort close to this attraction so luckily it was not out of our way. Unless you have specific interest in this type of geological formation, give this a pass.

Visited February 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We visited this place when we were staying in Ao Nang. We went by tuk-tuk, having agreed on a return price. The entrance fee was 200 bath according to the signs, but we were asked to pay 100 without bargaining. We don't mind to pay to see attractions, it costs money to maintain the sights and having someone to guard it etc. We were the only tourist there, it was very quiet. The fossils looks like concrete blocks, it looks like it does in the pictures, but we found it very interesting to watch. Don't expect anything grand and overwhelming, but think about what you are looking at - 75 million years old fossils. The place is very beautiful and quiet, and has a relaxing vibe to it. There is a small temple - the monks consider this a holy place. I would recommed to go on a private tour and not with a group as this place is best when it is quiet. On the way back our driver took us to the aquarium/fish research center which was great. We were the only tourists, but when we left, a thai school group arrived in a bus. The tuk-tuk ride was an adventure too, we saw a snake crossing the road and had to stop because of cattle on the road. The shell cemetary It is not really a great, remarkable experience as such, but I would recommend that you go for a ride in the countryside around Ao Nang - there is so much to see and it is very "Thai" and authentic - a nice contrast to the busy, touristy Ao Nang.

Visited December 2012
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