Weird Hell Torture Theme Park in Thailand (10 Pictures) | 90 minutes outside of Bangkok sits the Wang Saen Suk Hell Park, one of several “hell gardens” that can be found throughout Thailand. At this tourist destination, you can pack a picnic and ramble around the charming sculpture garden, which depicts sinners being eviscerated wholesale in the Buddhist underworld. After all, nothing says “sunny weekend stroll” quite like statues of demons disemboweling the damned, arsonists transforming into snakes, and dogs eating a lost soul’s giant testicles. Also, if you’ve ever used birth control, there’s apparently a giant bloody vise waiting in the afterlife.
Around the giant sinners stand a further 21 life-size sinners, whose heads have been turned into various animals according to their misdeeds. Thieves are transformed into monkeys; the dishonest into toads; the corrupt into pigs […] Although often gruesome, Thailand’s hell gardens are popular weekend destinations for family days out. As well as an entertaining way of teaching strict morality, they also encourage donations as a form of merit-making to support the monks and the monasteries.