Here you'll find a selection of pictures of the Fossile Shell cemetery near Krabi. 45 million years ago, in the tertiary age, the Fossile Shell Cemetery near Ban Laem Pho was a large freshwater swamp populated by millions of snails. The dead snails fell to the bottom of the swamp, forming layers of dead snails which over time fossilised. Weather changes made the swamp disappear, but the layer of fossilised snail shells (40 cm thick) remained and is now visible as big rock sheets.
The Fossile Shell Cemetery can be reached by boat of minibus from Krabi.
Page viewed 30446 times since 03.08.2006
©Copyright Alfred Molon