It may be crowded, hot, and full of traffic, but one thing about Bangkok is certain, it will never be dull. This is true even of its museums, places most tourists skip, having heard more about the nightlife, the shopping malls, and the golden temples. While it may not be Paris or London, there certainly are some really interesting museums that should be part of any visitor's itinerary to the Big Mango. There are some very offbeat and rather bizarre spots, such as the ghoulish Siriraj Medical Museum, home to a forensics and pathology display that will certainly leave you shaking your head. Or how about the Museum of Counterfeit Goods, which offers an informative look at the efforts to curb Thailand's rampant rip off industry. Also of weird and quirky would be a stop at the Condom Museum, only to be found in Bangkok. On a more cultural note, places like the Suan Pakkad Palace and Jim Thompson House have some outstanding Thai architecture and a peek into the past of Siam, while the Museum of Siam tends to be a winner with the entire family, as their "touch everything" highly interactive displays are great for kids, and adults will appreciate the digital technology and extremely well put together presentation of just what it means to be Thai. Also of interest, as well as free, the Bangkok Folk Museum, known also as the Bangkokian, provides a glimpse as to what life was like in Bangkok in the mid-1900s.