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

by Go Beyond Asia Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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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.

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

Activity Location

Bangkok

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • New Road Guest House

    1216/1 Charoen Krung Rd Bangrak

    Bangkok


Highlights

  • Haunted locations & true stories to frighten you in the city

  • Human Body Museum containing 14 uniquely dissected corpses

  • A visit to the hospital of death at Siriraj Medical Museum

  • Penis Shrine containing many colorful wooden phallic statues

  • City's most haunted hidden lanes, alleys, canals & buildings


Inclusions

  • Guided tour to bizarre sites in Bangkok

  • Admission to the Siriraj Medical Museum and Human Body Museums

  • Lunch

  • Chao Phraya river cruise

  • Tuk-tuk ride

  • BTS Skytrain ticket

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • This activity is not recommended for children 12 and younger. However, children 1 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must be able to step into and out of a boat unassisted.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 8 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.