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5 Off The Beaten Track Destinations in Bangkok – Fascinating Places Found in A Bustling City

Visiting Bangkok, the bustling capital of Thailand is a unique experience with a wide scope of popular fun-filled activities and a whopping range of shopping experiences waiting to be explored.

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Fresh Flower Market

Fresh Flower Market

This is the largest ever fresh flower market available in the Thai capital and can be easily reached by visitors to the city staying in a Bangkok hotel near BTS such as the Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites. The Flower Market offers any type of popular flowers and flora items that include roses, forget-me-nots, orchids, lilies and many more. Wholesalers and retailers alike buy flowers from here on a daily basis where you can purchase them at very cheap prices. Most are sold in packs of 50 or 100 flowers in one bunch. It is also located in close proximity to ancient temples and many other historical attractions found in the Old City.

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Erawan Museum

Erawan Museum

What stands out when you visit Samut Prakan's Erawan Museum is the gigantic and iconic three-headed elephant statue that is built on top of a mammoth pedestal. It has been erected based on Hindu mythology's Airavata, also known as Erawan. It is a marvellous unforgettable experience to visit the museum housed inside and underneath its spacious belly with each of the three levels symbolizing a section of the Thai cosmos. Some of the fantastic and rare highlights are the precious Eastern antiques, rampant religious iconography and the most bewildering décor that seems so surreal.

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Forensic Museum in Bangkok

Forensic Museum in Bangkok

If you're not the type to stomach creepy preserved remains from small infants to adults, then this is not the place for you! It is commonly known as Bangkok's creepiest museum fit for travellers on a quest for the extremely unusual. The Forensic Museum is housed inside the Siriraj Hospital on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Six unique museums are featured in two separate buildings within the hospital with three of them found to be totally thrilling and nerve wracking displaying the creepiest human body forms in the Pathology, Anatomy and Forensic sections.

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Rod Fai Market

Rod Fai Market

This is one of the biggest and most colourful open-air night bazaars in Bangkok that sells an unbelievable range of vintage collectables and memorabilia from yesteryear. If you take some time to explore, you can find any type of antique furniture, hippy type fashion items and Mao kitsch. Rod Fai Market is the one and only place in Bangkok where you can purchase any hard to find items. The market also has sections where traders sell modern fashion and apparel that are found in many other night bazaars in Bangkok.

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Papaya Vintage Shop

Papaya Vintage Shop

If you are looking for rare antiquated items that you may have to travel to many countries to find, then this is your one-stop-shop where you can buy and get to see a massive collection of the greatest and most genuine vintage items housed inside a gigantic warehouse situated in Ladprao, near Chatuchak. Don't be deceived that you have arrived in the wrong location by the look of the small entrance that resembles a junkyard.