Known as one of the most visited cities in the entire world, Bangkok welcomed more than 22 million international visitors just last year. It is a city that is known for offering modern amenities and features, mixed with traditional culture, heritage, and architecture. The city itself is a bustling center where there is never a shortage of activities taking place.
Perhaps you’ve been eyeing Bangkok as your next holiday destination, but you’re not satisfied to just follow the typical tourist routes, rather you want to experience more of the unusual and unexpected. The good news is that Bangkok is full of surprises for you to discover. Here’s a small look at some of them.
Bangkok Forensic Museum
The Bangkok Forensic Museum, also known as the Siriraj Medical Museum, is perfect for those who have an interest in science, the human body, and a taste of the morbid. To say this spot is unusual would be an understatement. Here you’ll be able to explore a large display of creepy items from the pathology room of babies with genetic disorders which are preserved in formaldehyde, to the bodies of accident victims and murderers. There are more than 1,000 body parts frozen in formaldehyde jars here.
Bangkok’s Ghost Tower
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if a skyscraper stood half-finished, being ignored for years and essentially turning into a ghost tower? The Sathorn Unique skyscraper, or “Ghost Tower” can answer that question for you. The project was started in the 1990s but was never completed thanks to the crashing economic market. Many say it looks post-apocalyptic and feels mysterious and eerie. It’s definitely a sight to see.
Here’s an interesting market that is filled with amulets and talismans, where those who have dangerous jobs come to shop for that perfect piece of protection they can use.
If you’re looking for a fun piece of architecture, look no further than the Elephant Building which looks like an elephant made from LEGO bricks. Elephants are of course sacred in Thailand, so the building itself is extremely popular. The Chang Building, as it is also called, was finished back in 1997 and is dubbed both great and ugly. They say the beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
Cap It Off with the Perfect Accommodations
And as weird and off-the-beaten-path you may choose to be during your tours and exploring of Bangkok, it’s always nice to retire to well-appointed accommodations each night, that offer you all the amenities and comforts of home. The Bangkok Suite Hotel is an excellent example of just such accommodations.
The hotel itself is located in a very exclusive area of Bangkok, filled with leafy quiet streets, and offers guests peace and relaxation. It’s a great spot to unwind after a busy day filled with touring. Take advantage of the 24 hours in-room dining, the outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and even a fitness center if you so choose.
A Memorable Trip to Bangkok
Even if you don’t want to spend your entire time in Bangkok exploring the unusual, peppering a few sights in will certainly add a little spice to your holiday.