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4 Unusual Things to See and Do in Bangkok – A Day Out Exploring Unusual Attractions

Bangkok boasts a set of attractions that showcases a different side of this city altogether. If you are looking for something different to do here, you will probably enjoy the below four attractions.

1

Fresh Flower Market

Fresh Flower Market

It is flowers galore in this part of Bangkok, and every blossom is perfect. If you are a flower fanatic you will find varieties here that you would have never even heard existed. Locally known as the Pak Khlong Talad, this flower market is the largest in town and has for sale a plethora of flowers flaunting a myriad of vibrant colours. Every sunrise the trucks unload hoards of freshly cut flowers offering an avalanche of beauty for bystanders to enjoy making this the ultimate expedition at dawn. It smells heavenly in this place and just walking through the flower market is an experience you are bound to cherish. For those interested in indulging in this early morning treat at the Flower Market it is better to stay at a Bangkok Riverside hotel including options such as the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, located around 15 minutes away.

2

Rod Fai Market

Rod Fai Market

Now Bangkok is a city that is known for its open market experiences but for a rather unusual deal in this genre visit the Rod Fai Market. This open air bazaar is located in close proximity to the Seacon Square Shopping Mall and has for sale a plethora of vintage items. It is a paradise of memorabilia and collectibles at this bazaar most of which can very well serve as rare souvenirs to either keep for yourself or give to your loved ones. There are also a couple of antique pieces of furniture here and some hippy fashion and Mao kitsch to keep the ardent shopper constantly entertained.

3

Erawan Museum

Erawan Museum

There is nothing like a little dose of Thai spirituality and this is precisely what the Erawan Museum has on offer. A tribute to the Hindu side of Thai beliefs, the Erawan Museum showcases a massive statue of a three headed elephant at the very entrance. It is the first and the last thing you will come across during the tour of the museum and at 29 metres in height and 250 tonnes in weight, it is a splendid creation indeed. With 10 years of hard work this statue has turned out to be a masterpiece in Bangkok.

4

Bangkok Forensic Museum

Bangkok Forensic Museum

Unless you are in the field of medicine or have a thing for horror movies you would definitely find the Forensic Museum in Bangkok rather creepy, but that said it is plenty intriguing as well. With a collection of real human remains in bottles and skeleton structures that go back several years in the past, it brings to life as it were the spectre of death and the sad reality of the human body in a completely unbridled fashion. It is definitely not something for everybody but regardless there is plenty to learn from at a museum like this.