Thai woman portrait with Oyster Shell wall in Wat Chedi Hoi, The Oyster Shell Temple located in of Pathum Thani Province, central Thailand.
Wat Chedi Hoi is a temple known for being the site where gigantic oyster fossils, calculated to be millions of years old, were discovered. The abbot, Luangpho Thongklueng, built a Chedi (or stupa) at the entrance of the temple with the special fossils. Inside the compound is also a museum collecting Buddha images, artwork, antiques, and many old utensils such as Sam Khok water jars, pottery and engraved wood. An herb garden as well as turtle and fish ponds provide scenic spots to relax and even feed the animals.
Wat Chedi Hoi is located at Mu 4, Tambon Bo Ngoen. To get there, take Highway No. 341 (Pathum Thani-Lat Lum Kaeo) to Km. 21-22, turning into the road for approximately 10 kilometers before reaching the temple.
Wat Chedi Hoi is open daily from 8.00 am-4.30 pm.