Siriraj Museum Bangkok is perhaps the most amazing museum in South East Asia, if not in the world. When you have seen all the temples and other destinations in Bangkok, visit Siriraj museum. It would astound you with its collections related to medical science. Siriraj is basically a hospital founded by King Rama V to provide modern medical treatment to Thai people. Many of its rooms have been developed as museums related to medical science.
Congdon Anatomical Museum
Prof. Dr. Edgar Davidson Congdon built this two-room museum in 1927.
The museum displays about 2,000 objects, including skeletons and figures
of humans. People take interest in the bodies and organs of Siamese
twins, organs preserved in ethyl-alcohol, and a display of the
peripheral nervous system, a blood system which is quite difficult to
Sood Sangvicien Prehistoric Museum
The museum provides most recent information on pre-history and
evolution. The evolution of various life forms from 500 million years
ago to the arrival of primates 70 million years ago are displayed here.
The museum, as its name tells, focuses on parasites. One can see here
parasites like hookworms, pinworms and roundworms. Models of their
life-cycle have also been displayed.
Veekit Veeranuvati Museum
This museum is a valuable collection of medical equipment and books
which have collected over 40 years by Dr. Veekit Veepanuvati. Books here
are on examination and diagnostic methods as well as equipment and
Ouay Ketusinh Museum of History of Thai Medicine
Located in Physiological Science Building, this museum displays the
history and development of Thai traditional medicine. It showcases how
the diseases are cured in accordance with Thai traditions, and how the
effects of old age can be minimized. You can also see Thai herbal
medicines and Thai massage objects.
Songkran Niyonsane Forensic Medicine Museum
This museum is scary for some people for here you would find embalmed
bodies of murderers, people who have faced ghastly deaths, and the
objects assembled from murder scenes. May be the body you would find
most interesting is wax-filled remains of a 1950's cannibal, Si Quey. He
clearly states that he killed because he liked human blood and flesh.