Weird Bangkok - Unusual, Strange, & Interesting Landmarks

There are so many unusual things to do in Bangkok that most don't need to seek out a weird Thailand travel guide, simply wandering the streets will usually be culture shock enough for most. But if you are a bit of a freak like us, here are some of the weirdest things to do in Bangkok. 

Forensic Museum - Siriraj Medical Museum

Also known as the Museum of Death, this museum is part of the Siriraj Hospital and showcases a collection of medical oddities, including anatomical specimens, pathological exhibits, and even the mummified remains of infamous criminals. It's not for the faint of heart, but it provides a weird day out for sure.

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David Beckham Temple - Wat Pariwat

Wat Pariwat gained fame for its unconventional and pop culture-inspired temple murals and statues, including one featuring the footballer David Beckham. Also put Spiderman, Batman, Pinocchio and Pikachu on your bingo card. 

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The Ghost Tower - Sathorn Unique Tower

This abandoned 49-storey skyscraper in Bangkok is spooky! Construction was halted in 1993 when Thai architect Rangsan Torsuwan was arrested for allegedly plotting to murder the President of the Supreme Court. When the Asian financial crisis hit, that was the final nail in the coffin, and the tower remains incomplete today. Adventurous visitors sometimes bribe security guards to explore the site but we can’t condone that kind of behaviour *wink wink*. 

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Cabbages & Condoms Restaurant

This Thai casual restaurant, known for its unusual name, promotes safe sex and family planning. The interior is decorated with various condom-themed artwork, and diners receive complimentary condoms with their meals. There is also an abortion clinic upstairs. So that’s about as weird as it gets. 

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Wat Samphran Dragon Temple

Located just outside Bangkok in Nakhon Pathom, this temple features a 17-story pink tower with a dragon spiraling around it. The dragon is not just an exterior decoration; visitors can climb to the top and explore the interior of the dragon, adding an element of mystery and fantasy to the temple visit.


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The Maeklong Railway Market

Situated just outside Bangkok, the market - Talad Rom Hub - spans a set of train tracks, and vendors set up their stalls right next to and even on the tracks. When a train approaches, the vendors efficiently move their goods and awnings to make way for the train, only to move everything back immediately afterward. 

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The NA-OH BANGKOK Airplane Restaurant

It showcases a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar airliner. The disused plane was transformed into a unique showcase of curiosities, including a taxidermy collection. The restaurant also runs with a theatrical concept inspired by Noah's Ark. Guests are taken on a journey reminiscent of a flying vessel rescuing survivors from a post-apocalyptic world. As part of this immersive experience, diners enjoy futuristic cuisine during their "flight."

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