'Dark tourism' creeps out Thailand | Bangkok Post: news

News >

'Dark tourism' creeps out Thailand

Beyond the glittering temples, scenic river cruises and spicy street-food stalls in the Thai capital, a pair of museums that specialise in the gruesome and macabre are luring tourists to the dark side

  • Published: | Viewed: 22,626 | Comments: 1
  • Online news:
  • Writer: dpa
- +

Mummified serial killers, deformed foetuses and bisected human heads probably are not what most travellers dream of seeing on their Thai holiday. 

Originally established as a teaching venue for the school's medical students, Siriraj Medical Museum today is increasingly better known as a tourist destination. Last year, it attracted more than 20,000 foreign visitors, representing one-quarter of all admissions,

But then again, some do.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

1 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments