Wonderful Thailand with beautiful beaches, magnificent temples and really good food. These are some of the reasons why Thailand always works as a tourist destination. But there is another side to the country that is quirky and odd. Here are some places that you can visit, eat and marvel over while in Thailand.
The Human Body Museum
This is a exhibition of 14 dissected human bodies – yes, real human bodies on display in different shapes, forms and sizes. This might be a little disturbing and it takes a while to process that you are looking at actual corpses that are split open, cut in half or neatly sliced but once you get over that fact you can start getting amazed of the different displays. You can see how a smokers lung looks like compared to a “healthy” lung and get an insight of how you actually look like underneath the skin. And this is not a big tourist attraction but more of a educational exhibit, located in the Faculty of Dentistry building at the medical university of Chulalongkorn.
Hello Kitty House
Hello, hello. And then some more.. Hello, hello, hello, hello. Hello Kitty! Yes a lot of “hello” welcomes you in the song that is on repeat at the Hello Kitty House. And if the song it self is not cute and awkward enough the Hello Kitty theme will make you amazed, whether you are a fan or not. Everything in this place is about the Japanese cat and it is a store and a café all in one. Whatever you order on the menu is somehow infused with the face of the famous Sanrios Cat and all the rainbow colors and chairs and walls and simply everything is just cute, cute, cute.
Getting a cup of coffee here and a sandwich will not fill you up but this place is guarantied to make you sing the song for the rest of your day – if that is good or bad is up to you to decide.
Mr. Jones’ Orphanage
This dessert café is decorated with fun soft teddy bears and a low-ceiling whimsical interior. When you sit down in this environment you can not help but to get a little childish yourself. A teddy bear awaits you and there is a lot of fun details in the interior. This place is not for food but it will sure take care of your sweet tooth. And one more thing that is fun with this place is that it is located inside a mall in Bangkok (Siam Centre) that is really high end and makes this place stand out amongst the other stores in the mall.
Phuket Simon Cabaret
This show is very popular in Phuket and attracts a lot of tourists. It markets itself as a leader of professional entertainment with outstanding designs and extravagant costumes. That is all true but that is not the actual thing that makes this cabaret odd. The thing is that all the performers are men, performing as women. Nowadays a lot of tourist know that and want to see the show but there are still some people that think that this is “just a regular cabaret” and that is not the fact. It is not until after the show that you get the information – when you hear them talk. During the cabaret it is all lip syncing to different songs. This is a must see if you like to be amazed – and you will be – that is a promise!
There are several different escape games in Thailand and they are all very good. The thing about escape games is that you are locked into a room. In the room you will find different clues. You have one hour to figure out how to unlock the door and get out. This is a great activity to do if it rains or if you simply want to try something new and odd. It is an hour that is a lot of fun and the only downside to this is that you have to be at least two persons. Make sure to work that brain and escape that room!