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Discover creepy curiosities hidden within the Thai capital during a 6-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. Go off the tourist trail as you visit vibrant markets full of unusual goods, museums with graphic medical exhibits and a fertility shrine with phallic offerings left by devotees. With your guide and a small group limited to eight participants, you traverse bustling Bangkok by riverboat, Skytrain and tuk-tuk, venturing beyond the shopping malls and temples to experience the best of Bangkok's bizarre treasures.

Highlights

  • 6-hour guided tour of Bangkok’s bizarre sights
  • Cruise along the Chao Phraya River on the local ferry
  • Marvel at medical oddities and dissected bodies on display at two different medical museums
  • Travel down hidden canals to observe local life along the water
  • See colorful phallus-shaped offerings that decorate a shrine dedicated to a fertility spirit
  • Enjoy lunch at a small neighborhood restaurant
  • Small-group tour limited to eight ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Weird and Wacky Bangkok Tour by Riverboat

Travel around Bangkok by riverboat

Make your own way to meet your guide in a convenient location near the Chao Phraya River, then hop on the ferry, one of the most pleasant ways to get around busy Bangkok.

Disembark on a pier with a bustling market and follow your guide past colorful food stalls and streetside eateries until you reach your first destination: a medical museum that offers graphic displays of accident photographs, embalmed body parts and exhibits about forensics, cancer, parasites and the Indian Ocean tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004. The displays have only limited signage in English, however your guide fills in the gaps with helpful explanations.

Next up, take a tuk-tuk to a hidden canal where you board the local riverboat that runs along the waterway, part of a traditional transportation network in old Bangkok. Get a look at the daily life of people who live in modest homes along the canals, which were once the main routes for transportation through the city.

Take the boat to a neighborhood dominated by upscale hotels, shopping malls and apartment buildings. There, have lunch at a local restaurant before visiting a small yet significant shrine with hundreds of colorful phallic statues left to please the female fertility spirit.

Departing the shrines, step onto the air-conditioned Skytrain and head to a centrally located mall. Instead of shopping, your guide takes you to a museum with clinical exhibitions of dissected humans. The displays show the effects of disease on various biological systems by peeling back the skin to reveal the internal organs. After this sobering look at human physiology, return to the Skytrain and head back towards the starting point, where your tour ends near your original starting point.

Please note: Some of the displays that you see on this tour may be too disturbing and/or scary for some people, especially children.

Customer Reviews

Jane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The guide was fantastic!

Darren S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is another great tour that gets you out of air con'd vans and out amongst all the excitement of Bangkok whilst also providing an incredibly interesting and educational, if sometimes sombre and gruesome, insight into the human body, the things that can ail it, and what can and does happen when things go awry. Certainly not for the faint of heart, this tour uses mixed modes of local travel foot, ferry, tuk-tuk, klong boat and BTS Skytrain to see you to the major destinations the Siriraj Medical and Anatomical Museums at one end of town and the Chulalongkorn University Museum of Human Body at another, with stops for lunch and a visit to a curious little fertility shrine along the way. Our guide was very knowledgeable, interesting and personable and certainly added value overall to the already incredible experience. Especially recommended if you've always wanted to hang out with the mummified corpse of a cannibalistic child murderer, or inspect close hand the damage a shotgun blast to the heart can inflict. Amazing indeed!

Melanni B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour is amazing, but not for the faint hearted! This was something that interested both my husband and I. Not only do you get to see the medical and forensic museum, you are also able to experience the public transport tuk tuk, canal boat and river boat as well as some tasty local food. We thoroughly enjoyed our day, and our tour guide, Win I hope I have your name right was exceptionally knowledgeable! Thank you so very much!

Joyce H

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

This was really a unique tour. We saw places we never would have seen on our own. We took many modes of transportation which was fun. The only drawback was that the meeting place was hard to find.

Margaret D USA

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

There were three of us on the tour, including two KLM male flight attendants, which was very helpful as the canal boats that we took were hard to get into and out of. We also took a river boat on the Chao Phraya and a tuk tuk. The main part of the tour was visiting museums with human specimens. It was an interesting tour but it is one to take after you have been to Bangkok beforehand.

Matthew M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better March 2016

The lady who lead the tour was lovely, but myself and my partner understood very little of what she was saying, effecting our ability to enjoy the experience quite dramatically. We ended up being non the wiser from the tour experience, and would have been no worse off without the tour guide at all.

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