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4 Atypical Sights to Experience in Bangkok – Stepping off the beaten path

Bangkok has plenty to see and discover but visitors to the city always draw themselves to the same locations and miss out on a lot. This list is for those looking for the lesser known experiences.

1

Fresh flower market

Referred to as Pak Khlong Talad among the locals, this is the biggest flower market in Bangkok and offers one of the most extraordinary sights in the city. Trucks from all the over the country pull into the market during the wee hours of the morning, carrying with them innumerable species of flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables. Throughout the day, the market is blanketed by a symphony of fragrances and vivid colours. The fact that it has largely been out of tourist's radar means you do not have to deal with the throngs of crowds you might face elsewhere. A short distance from most 4 star hotels in Bangkok, for example like Adelphi Suites, a visit here is highly recommended.

2

Rod Fai Market

One of the many night markets in the capital, Rod Fai brings with it a distinctive vintage style and ambience. Located behind the Seacon Square Mall, the night bazaar has plenty to offer. Divided into three sections, you can find vintage items, modern fashion, and all the other usual items one can find at other markets. What sets Rod Fai apart is that the marketplace sells many one-off and rare items that you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.

3

Erawan Museum

The Erawan Museum is easily recognized by the gigantic three-headed elephant towering over the premises. Weighing two hundred and fifty tons, the statue is around twenty-nine meters high and thirty-nine meters long. Once you are done gawking at the statue, take a step in and prepare to be awe-filled by the inside of the luxurious museum. The three floors feature a mesmerizing interior décor that is heavily influenced by Eastern architecture, religious symbols, and vintage Thai antiques. The museum has a vast number of intricate sculptures and other opulent Thai artwork that displays incredible craftsmanship.

4

Bangkok Forensic Museum

Drop by to the Bangkok Forensic Museum for your dose of creepiness. Situated inside a hospital, it has six sections, out of which the pathology and anatomic forensic sections are particular highlights. You can find the bodies of car crash victims, serial killers, and other items. The ticket is priced at 40 Baht while its free for kids, you might want to think twice about taking your kid here!

5

Royal Thai Air Force Museum

One of the least known attractions in the city, the Royal Thai Air Force Museum is an incredibly interesting location and visit to this place should be considered an essential experience. While the collection is small, the museum does manage to cover the aviation history of the country with around thirty airplanes on display, some of which are extremely rare. The Royal Thai Air Force Museum is located close to the Don Muang Airport in what once served as a hanger.

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