Siriraj Hospital was the first hospital in Thailand (1888) and is the place where future Thai doctors studying at Mahidol University are still trained today. The hospital was named after one of King Rama V's sons who died in childhood. In the medical museums of the hospital one finds skeletons, embryo's, sick body parts and parasites on alcohol and the preserved bodies of some notorious killers. The Wang Lang market sprawls over the nearby area.
The hospital is the place where the Royal Family goes to be treated.