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Rock Fish Museum, Surat Thani-Thailand 2023

Set up in 1992 by a fisherman, this museum houses stone carvings and sculptures of marine life found in Thailand. It is a must see for zoologists and marine life enthusiasts.

Stone Fish museum is the creation by Mr. Kitti Sinudom. It was inspired by his past career as a boat captain. He carved stone into different kinds of fish and categorized them in accordance with their habitat in the sea. Inside the Museum

The rock museum is located in Donsak subdistrict, Surat Thani province. Founded in 1990 by Mr Kitti Si-Udom. His hometown is Park Aow Village, Bang Tapoon. After he and his family moved to Surat Thani, he began carving stones in 1943 with the purpose of conservation of all species existing in the Gulf of Thailand; therefore the future generations would have a chance to know these species.

These carved stones are supposed to be permanent artifacts for future generations and property of the country. Rock fish museum has been raised with skills and perseverance by carving stones into realistic fish, including many species in single and large group compositions.

Most of the carved stones are marble, limestone, feldspar, sandstone, any gypsum. Currently, there are approximately 3,00 pieces of carved fish and growing!

Posted by TheJohnsons 13:28 Archived in Thailand

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