(This is an excerpt from my newest itinerary, 7 Days in Central Thailand. More on that in a minute.)
Million Toy Museum
Thawasukri 45 Moo 2 Tambon Muang Thong, Ayutthaya
Started by Krirk Yoonpun in October 2008, the professor has drawn illustrations for children’s books for decades and won several prizes for them (including a prestigious NOMA award in 1982). After visiting the Kitahara Toy Museum and the Hakone Toy Museum in Japan, he decided to open his own in Ayutthaya, Thailand. When you collect toys for 25 years, you’re bound to have quite the collection – it’s safe to say there are indeed at least a million toys. Take a closer look at the second floor’s ten-meter long panorama, complete with some puns and unexpected awesomeness.
From Naresuan road, turn left (west) to reach Khlong Tho rd. Turn right (north) and go about 500 meters to Uthong rd. Turn left (west) onto Uthong rd., go about 300 meters, and look for the museum on the right.
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- The amulet market great for souvenirs
- The vintage shop with lots of weird furniture
- The village that's made swords for centuries
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- The shelter for Thai cats
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Chris Backe is the blogger behind One Weird Globe, a popular blog about offbeat destinations and life as an expat. His mission in life is to make travel awesome, and to set you up to succeed while traveling. He’s lived in Korea, Thailand, Colombia, and traveled to weird destinations across Europe. He’s also the founder of the Choose a Way series, the interactive travel guidebooks that put you in charge. He’s been seen in Atlas Obscura, io9, Fark, Mental Floss, Groove Magazine, and many other publications. When not traveling or writing, he enjoys swing dancing and a good game of Cards Against Humanity.