Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Broken seashells and broken coral

A question that I am asked frequently by a lot of our guests is why are they not allowed to keep shells or bits of broken coral from the Cape Panwa Hotel Beach as souvenirs or mementos of their trip?

I can only say that the shells you find scattered on Phuket's beaches are actually the homes of a number of marine creatures.

It is thus illegal to sell seashells from the waters of Thailand. In the picture above our beach staff, Sandy and Kasem are returning picked seas shells and coral to our hotel beach. 

If you are asked to purchase items made from seashells or coral please do not purchase them for the reasons above and I would imagine that they would break in your luggage?


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