Some Thai highlights you may not have seen

So, Bangkok – been there, done that? Seen the ladyboys, shopped in the markets and tried the Thai food? Well, don’t feel as though you’ve seen everything the city has to offer, one travel writer has said.

Rebecca Burns, writing for eTravel, has put together a suggested list of activities that holidaymakers could try out on their trips to Thailand if they want to experience something a little bit different in the capital city.

Firstly, for those with strong stomachs and perhaps a love of Bones or Midsomer Murders, there is the Siriraj Medical Museum.

Situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, it houses plenty of gruesome exhibits, including preserved body parts and the bodies of Thai murderers from days gone by.

Alternatively, for those who don’t fancy this macabre exhibition, the expert suggests a trip to Ko Kret, a small island on the Chao Phraya River.

Here, visitors can see a traditional Thai village that will contrast greatly with the bright lights of Bangkok, where people can walk round the whole island to see its diverse plants and animals.

They can also witness the Mon tribe making kwan raman pottery.

Anyone interested in paying a visit to either of these places may be interested to know that they are both within easy reach of bases in Bangkok.

Travel and Leisure magazine has ranked Bangkok as Asia’s best tourist destination and the best city in the world for 2008.

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