Comedian Steven Wright once said he had the world’s largest shell collection and kept it spread out all over the beaches of the world. Well for Mr. Jom Patamakantin and his father, they are a bit more serious. For your convenience they have a home for their collection at the end of Silom Road in Bangkok.
The Bangkok Seashell Museum shows over 3,000 seashells of all different shapes, colors and sizes. If you’ve ever been snorkeling in this part of the world, you may have seen the colored “tongue” of some pretty sizable clams. Bangkok Seashell Museum has the shell from one just over one meter across.
Shell enthusiasts will appreciate a few rare species from greater depths. Signs are in English and Thai. Some souvenirs are also for sale and nearby is an unusual culinary offering for Bangkok: Finnish food! (recommended!)