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5 Unique & Cool Things to Do in Bangkok – New Adventures in the Thai Capital

Bangkok is a city that has much to see and do. Its unique blend of Eastern and Western influences means there are many unique and cool things to experience and should not be missed.

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Hunting for charms at the Amulet Market

Easily accessible by way of ferry, the Amulet Market is a lively locale home to stalls where you can buy all manner of lucky charms, amulets and trinkets that are believed to afford protection to the bearer; this can be from malevolent spirits to keeping one safe from certain physical harm. The amulets themselves come in all shapes and sizes with both local and foreign visitors eager to find something that can either be that all important lucky charm or unique souvenir. Spend time going through and hunting for that special charm that calls out to you!

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Exploring the Siriraj Medical Museum

Certainly not for everyone, a visit to the Siriraj Medical Museum is a unique experience, to say the least; do keep in mind a strong stomach is needed though! Full of medical oddities and curiosities, the museum is in actual fact made up of six different museums dealing with prehistory, anatomy, forensics, pathology, parasitology and the history of medicine in Thailand. Be prepared to see a diverse collection of specimen and exhibits that can have a "shock and awe" effect along with leaving you a little queasy. Expect to see foetuses, lots of bones, skeletons, organs that have been preserved, poisonous reptiles and even an infamous serial killer whose mummified corpse is amongst the exhibits here.

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Taking a Foodie Tour

Dining in Bangkok is an adventure in itself, with foodies spoilt for choice when it comes to the delectable fare on offer. Street food is always popular and can be enjoyed while exploring the city streets. Easily accessible from a hotel in Asoke and located near the Grand Palace, Wang Lang Market is the ideal place to sample authentic Thai cuisine from different regions of the country with sweet, salty and savoury dishes all vying for your attention. For a dining experience that also offers fun entertainment check out the Benihana restaurant at AVANI Atrium Bangkok where you can witness the thrilling techniques and showmanship of a teppanyaki chef as he slices, dices and entertains.

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Going in Search of the Dark Knight

Batman fans are going to love visiting what is referred to as the Batcat Museum in Bangkok. This museum has an amazing collection of toys and memorabilia not only of the Dark Knight himself, but other beloved characters be it from the DC and Marvel universes or those from Asian comics and TV shows. Of course, it is the Batman exhibits, both high-tech and old school, that will truly leave fans in awe. Other characters such as Captain America, Wonder Woman, Thor, Iron Man, Superman and Ultraman are all featured as well.

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Spending Time at the Flower Market

If you love flowers or are looking for a market experience of a different kind, plan to head to the Flower Market in Bangkok. Locally known as Pak Khlong Talat, this colourful and fragrant market is particularly lively in the early hours of the morning. The largest of its kind in Bangkok, it is chockfull of all kinds of flowers from roses to orchids and tulips to lotuses.