The Siriraj Museum is the axis of history, anatomy and horror. Aptly nicknamed the Museum of Death, it’s one of Bangkok’s weirder attractions. Situated in the Siriraj hospital, visitors can tour halls of preserved corpses with helpful tags describing their lives and the nature of their death. Most notable is the blackened corpse of a notorious cannibal, whose name has been used by many Thai parents throughout the years to threaten misbehaving children into submission with the terrifying “Si Quey will come eat you!” There are also some educational displays of hearts and lungs and other organs.
consists of five collections, it is not for the faint of heart.It is interesting and informative, and only let down the poor condition of some of the displays and the lack of interpretation of many of the objects in display. I get the feeling that the interpretation is a work-in-progress, as there was an improvement from when I had last visited some 8 years ago.