Stories of ghosts in Asia are much scarier than their western counterparts. Thailand is known for its long traditions of ghost stories. Some of them are true while some are not. Bangkok is home to a number of abandoned places that have kept the public interest alive. In last few years, such tourist attractions have become so popular that now there are organized tours to serve their demands. Some of these places are dangerous, not due to eerie lost souls, but also because they are also in quite a decaying state. Let’s explore some of most incognito abandoned places of Bangkok through this article.
To shoot an Asian-style horror movie, this Abandoned Ball Pen Factory gives an absolutely bone-chilling experience. Spread over an 80 acres of deserted land, this factory is located near Kasem Bundit University. As per the legends, the factory had a terrible explosion that turned into the deaths of many workers. Another legend suggests that the owner was supposedly shot dead at the top floor of the factory in his office. The ghost stories emitting of this tragic place are interminable, and many urban explorers claim of experiencing an instant freeze while roaming around. There are a lot more about this place that gives a spine chilling experience to all.
Although permanently closed, a number of renowned personalities have been trying their hand at looking superbly gorgeous in this isolated fire brigade station. Bang Rak is about to be demolished or emerge as a brand new fire station, so hurry up to click some pictures here. Designed and completed by the Italian architect Joachim Grassi in 1890, this Neo-Renaissance-style masterpiece is located along the Chao Praya River. It served as a custom house for the city and transformed into a fire brigade station about 60 years ago. There is something eerie and unnatural about it.
Sathorn Ghost Tower is one of the abandoned places where people reach the top floor to capture some of the wildest views over the city. Although officially closed for visitors, thrill-seeking daredevils still enter here illegally. Legends about this place are quite thrilling. Cosmopolitan spirits and ghosts have been said to be roaming around this place. There was a suicide in this tower that make people believe of some unsettling presence of a dead entity.
Not as popular as Sathorn Ghost Tower, this abandoned structure is actually 60 floors tall. Due to being very little known, it can be easily accessed at free of cost. The adrenaline of climbing on the rooftop of an abandoned building is incomparable. There are no elevators and you have to go for a 30 minute climb. The office building seems to be a mystical place. However, no ghost stories are attached to it but tourist interest is rising and making their way to the mainstream.
Constructed during 1900, Old Thonburi station has seen a turbulent phase and also witnessed Second World War. Somewhere in-between a deserted place and museum, the station offers free access to those who wish to reminisce on their personal experience with steam trains. Steam locomotives might have been lost charm in hand of modern technologies, but their elegant grandeur still dominates our feelings of nostalgia. Tourists may explore here such marvelous vehicles here with an unusual experience.
During the end of Vietnam War, Magic Land was about to construct as one among in the series of prime locations for kids’ entertainment. It closed permanently in 2000 due to a land contract dispute. The Sleeping Beauty style castle stands majestically as a pure nostalgia of how Bangkok had great tourist expectations from the get-go. This abandoned Disneyland style castle serves as a nostalgic background for older generations on various festivities all through the year.
The oldest cinema in Thailand was built in 1918, which represented the splendor of a cinematic experience and irradiated with star-studded posters up until 1993. The old market enjoys the past glorious days and the western-style barn represents a cultural heritage known globally by various film academics. At present, the abandoned warehouse is out of reach for visitors but explorers can find ways to discover it.
Wat Phleng is a totally deserted temple, which was abandoned centuries ago by villagers as the consequences of an aggressive armed conflict between Myanmar and Thailand. It was partially restored with a modest shrine inside but the place is still as abandoned as it gets, situated in a tropical orchard. Belonging to the Ayutthaya period, the temple is known for its architectural splendors, stucco ornaments, a bell tower, red sandstones facades, and other significant antiques.
This gruesome cemetery is most likely the most reported haunted place of this list for a good reason. All ruined busses brought here met with tragic ends and fatal road accidents. The disturbed spirits are a real pain in the backseat for taxi drivers passing by the cemetery – even worse than drunk Soi Cowboy dudes hailing a taxi in Nana!
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