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The Strange Specimens of a Mysterious Thai Apothecary

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Tucked into the entrance of the War Museum in Kanchanaburi, Thailand is what appears to be an old fashioned Thai apothecary, caked in dust and packed to the brim with animal specimens. It sits open and empty.

Rows upon rows of teeth, horns, and powders appeared to be for sale. A modern blood pressure cuff made it seem that this place still had current clients. The lack of a proprietor and the vast array of labeled, ill-cared-for specimens suggested a small, historical museum. There was not a soul in sight, though a thermos sitting on the desk suggested that perhaps someone was just out to lunch. Without any English signage, it was impossible to tell whether this was a working pharmacy, a museum display, or a bit of both.

(If any readers can translate the signage, or know more, we would love to hear from you! Please tweet us at @atlasobscura or email at info@atlasobscura.com)

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