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Most Unusual Sights in Bangkok - A bit of the extraordinary

Bangkok is a city of juxtapositions. In this strange but beautiful metropolis, you are sure to stumble across a couple of unusual sites. If you don't here is a list of places that you might find to be a bit out of the ordinary.


Correction Museum

This is not an attraction you will find in your usual tour guidebook but is a fascinating place to visit when you are in Bangkok. Located in the far side on the Rommaninat Park it is in a rehabilitated colonial building that displays the memories of the park's former calling as a maximum-security prison in the 1900s. The museum is a testimonial to show the clever methods of torture devices that were invented to execute criminals of various crimes. You find six human mannequins to illustrate graphically how punishments were given. In a separate building, you find the three execution techniques used in the past to the present.


Bangkok Phallic Shrine

The place will be quite a surprise if you haven't done research before arriving since it is not a sight you expect at a shrine! As you reach the location there is a small shrine house filled with garlands of jasmine and lotus as well as incense sticks. Further inside you find that the shrine, which is dedicated to honouring Goddess Chao Mae Tubtime. You find phalluses in various sizes, from tiny wooden carvings to massive stone sculptures that go well beyond ten feet high. During your exploration of things to do in Bangkok Thailand, find accommodation such as Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel where you will discover the comforts of a hotel but also give you additional privacy and space as well as easy access to numerous sites in the city.


Pathology and forensic museum

There is nothing artistic or cultural about this museum however it is kind of creepy. Unless you are completely interested in educating yourself on pathology (or if you are looking for something morbid), a general traveller may not consider this a list topper. Located within the Siriraj Hospital you find six distinct museums in two separate buildings. The Ellis Pathological Museum displays babies that are malformed, and their bodies are preserved in formaldehyde.


David Beckham Temple

The WatPariwat temple was nicknamed David Beckham Temple since there is a gold sculpture of the British football champ engraved here. It was installed in the temple in 1998 as part of the World Cup celebrations by the Thai sculpture Thongruang Haemhod with the consent of the abbot.


Batman Museum

This is every comic book geeks dream come true. It is not only the biggest Batman toy collection in Asia but also the first of its kind in the region. Displaying thousands of superhero action figures from Marvel it is a great place for the whole family to enjoy. You find a staggering number of toys, costumes, books, board games, merchandise and accessories of superheroes. The Star Wars corner too will be of interest if you are a fan. Souvenir shops are available to take home a memorable token.