Art Lovers’ Bangkok
Visitors with a passion for Southeast Asian art are in the right place, as nowhere else in the world can you see better collections and, if you’re willing to spend a bit, buy art, too.
- The National Museum: The best and biggest collection of Southeast Asian sculpture and stonework in the world could keep you busy for days.
- The Silpa Bhirasri Museum: Understand the beginning of Thailand’s modern art movement at this small museum in the Old City.
Modern Art Galleries
- ArtGorillas ArtGallery: A quirky gallery on top of an old movie theater is where you’ll find young, playful exhibits in all kinds of media.
- 100 Tonson: This thoroughly modern, slick gallery exhibits some of the best work of living local and regional artists.
- The Queen’s Gallery: Her Majesty the Queen is the patron of this large collection of modern art created by local artists.
- Charoen Krung Road: High-end antiques shops—selling devotional Buddhist art, fine furniture, and other beautiful, though pricey, pieces—line this street.
- River City: In Silom near the Oriental Hotel is this well-established shopping mall filled with mostly commercial antiques shops and galleries offering art from the region.
© Suzanne Nam from Moon Bangkok, 5th Edition