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Bohol Nova Shell Museum

If you are planning a vacation to Bohol, then consider taking a tour of the Nova Shell Museum located on Panglao Island. The Nova Shell Museum in Bohol is really a one-of-a-kind Bohol attraction where you can see all types of seashells, not from just around the Philippine Islands, but from all around the world.

This is what makes  the "Bohol Nova Shell Museum" so unique, it's the diversity of seashells you will see, from the smallest seashell in the world to the largest, and there all right here in a very well organized museum founded by Quirino Hora. Mr. Hora is quoted as saying that he has been studying and collecting shells for over half his life, collecting seashells is truly his passion, and once you enter his fantastic Nova Shell Museum you will most certainly agree.

Hundreds of Shell Species on Display

Once you enter the Nova Shell Museum you will quickly see shelves and tables, as far as the eye can see, filled with all types of unique shells from the worlds oceans. Among some of the rarest shells found in the world remain here at the Nova Shell Museum on Panglao Island, like  the shell that was found off Balicasag Island, a small island located of the island of Panglao, this rare shell so small you need a large magnifying glass to view it, this shell was later named after “Hirohito” the late emperor of Japan.

A French scuba diver named "Jacques Trotin" also found some unique shells from different islands around the Philippines, these shells can also been seen here. However Mr. Hora has two very special shells that are his most prized possessions, the “Bursa Quirihorai” found in 1987 and the “Primovula Horai” found in 1994, both found off the shore of Panglao Island.

Visit the Nova Shell Museum on Panglao Island Today

So the next time you are looking for a really fun and exciting Bohol tours and some that are also educational, why not visit the Nova Shell Museum in Panglao Island, Bohol Philippines. Contact your friendly travel and tour guides at WOW Philippines Travel Agency in Manila today for the best rates on over 95 Bohol Hotels and Bohol Packages.