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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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10 Off the Beaten Track Bangkok Experiences – Unusual Adventures

Sick of all the usual sightseeing excursions? Here are some different places you can visit and things you can do while in Bangkok!


Criminal Minds

If you don't might the macabre, head down to Bangkok's Forensic Museum. You can find it by the side of the river opposite the Wat Prakaew and Grand Palace compound. The museum complex is made up of six different sections and is actually located inside a hospital, which will make sense to you once you read the rest. Full of skeletons and other human body parts suspended in various forms of decay, the museum is not for the faint of heart. You will also find full humans preserved in concoctions of formaldehyde, well full miniature humans rather – or in other words, babies and foetuses, which all suffered from some form of unusual and grotesque disorder which caused them their lives. Actually, you'll also find the full body of an adult human in one of the sections as well! The dried-out corpse of an infamous criminal from the fifties who was convicted for cannibalism is also on display for the viewing pleasures of the public. Definitely shudder-worthy, to be sure.


A Blooming Time

Fresh flowers, anyone? Have a blooming time at the flower market along Pak Khlong Talad. The streets are lined with fragrant flowers of all kinds and the air is filled with a mix of exotic fragrances just waiting to lead you back to their owners – inviting blossoms of all shapes and sizes attracting passers-by with their seductive perfumes. You will find yourself lost among flowers such as orchids, roses, chrysanthemums, daisies and more, and a fraction of the cost that you would expect to get them at a florist's back home! So stock up! Sadly flowers are rather short lived so you had better enjoy them while you are in the country. Make the most of things and impress a loved one with a generous bouquet full of these. Your holiday is sure to go even more smoothly than before! If you are residing at a place such as Emporium Suites by Chatrium, for example, it should take around half an hour to reach the market via taxi.


An Adventure on the River

Or, to be exact, through the khlongs of Bangkok. Thailand's khlongs are waterways that stem from the main Chao Praya River and, which, in their heydey, provided one of the most popular forms of transport for the everyday man residing in Bangkok. It's easy to get lost in the myriad of waterways so make sure to enlist an expert guide to help you navigate these rather murky looking waters via boat. They are not one of the mainstream tourist attractions yet, and so offer a rather unusual insight into a part of life in Bangkok on which not much light is shed; however, they are fast becoming part of the usual array of adventures offered to tourists, so do try this experience out before it becomes too commercialised.


A Noodly Good Time

Bangkok, Thailand's capital, is full of great places to eat at, none more so than the humble night markets that pepper the city. The food at some of these stalls rivals those that you would expect to find at even the best restaurant in Sukhumvit or any other area in the capital, in terms of flavour and authenticity. At the neighbourhoods in the northeast areas of the roundabout near the Victory Monument in Bangkok, you will come across a rare find of largely unknown noodle eateries that whip up delicious versions of the classic Thai boat noodle dish. If you are wondering how to get to this neighbourhood from your hotel or apartment, know that the closest BTS station goes by the apt name of Victory Monument. The rest of the journey to the eateries can be made on foot.

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