Any film or book set in Bangkok is usually about some tourist dude who gets tied up with drugs and some underground gang is after him and then he ends up in a dirty, overcrowded prison with cockroaches laying eggs in his skin aka the Bangkok Hilton.
This all sounds like a piece of cake compared to what you’ll find at the Songkran Forensic Medicine Museum, the former Siriraj Hospital now turned creepy crime scene. If you don’t mind seeing the embalmed bodies of killers and wax objects assembled to recreate ghastly murder scenes. Probably the most famous mummified remain in the collection is that of the 1950s cannibal, Si Quey. Known in Thailand as a serial killer who preyed on young children and ate their remains, Thai youth grew up with parents telling them ‘If you don’t go to bed now, Si Ouey will get you!’ Nice job, mom and dad. I can’t say I’ve met many cannibals in my day, but unlike Jeffrey Dahmer (I think he just couldn’t let go of his victims), Quey killed because he actually liked to eat human blood and flesh. This is true as there is a hand-written note next to his body that states “because I love to eat human’s organ not because of starving”. And if that’s NOT enough for you, there are a number of hemorrhaged brains, severed arms limbs, and various stab wounds also on display. Sweet dreams!