Bizarre Bangkok Tour with Visit to Siriraj Medical & Human Body Museums

Tours & Sightseeing

Experience a side of Bangkok outside of cultural norms. See collections of preserved corpses—some whole, some dissected—as you travel through the city by train, boat, and tuk-tuk. Along the way, pop into a fertility shrine—containing a motley collection of wooden penises.

Meet your guide and walk to the pier, where you board a boat to travel down the Chao Phraya—Bangkok's main river—and witness the wide contrast between rich and poor, modern high-rises adjacent to tiny wooden houses. Get off the boat and walk through a local market to reach the Siriraj Medical Museum, or as the locals called it, the hospital of death, containing mummified serial killers, babies that died from birth defects, and several photographs of gunshot head wounds.

Cross the river and board a tuk-tuk to travel to a hidden canal, where a small boat takes you past ramshackle houses on a polluted river. Arrive at the entrance to an upscale shopping district, but divert from the main path to find a delicious spot for lunch. Afterward, visit an unusual fertility shrine to a pre-Buddhist tree spirit. Admire a diverse array of colorful wooden penis statues, said to bestow fortune to any who touch them.

Finally, take the sky train to the Human Body Museum, housing 14 dissected human bodies from Japan. Once your curiosity is satisfied, take the sky train back to the starting point, where the tour ends.

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