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Art Lover's Guide to Bangkok

Art Lover's Guide to Bangkok

While Bangkok is better-known for its palaces and temples than its museums, the Thai capital is home to thriving fine-arts and performance-arts traditions. Here are the top places in Bangkok to experience Thailand’s art scene.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)

If you're interested in contemporary art and culture, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is the place to experience it. The center hosts a variety of special events focusing on everything from art and media to performance.

Bangkok National Museum

Established in 1874, the Bangkok National Museum is one of the largest in Southeast Asia, with extensive collections of paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. Choose a tour that gets here early to avoid the crowds.

Jim Thompson House

At the fascinating Jim Thompson House, visitors can see different types of Thai architecture along with a large collection of Southeast Asian art. Those who want to view the interiors need to join a tour; hotel transfers are often included with private tours, which you can prebook.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Spread across five stories, this contemporary-art space houses a permanent collection exceeding 800 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and other pieces, all displayed in light, airy spaces. 

Vimanmek Mansion

Situated inside the Dusit Palace Complex, the Vimanmek Mansion contains royal chambers featuring a variety of elaborate period furnishings. The mansion is also home to a large collection of royal artwork, including paintings of erstwhile rulers.

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Private Guide In and Around Bangkok: Custom Tour

Private Guide In and Around Bangkok: Custom Tour

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This customizable private tour showcases the best of Bangkok and beyond. Follow your personal guide through some of the city's top attractions, including Wat Arun Grand Palace, and the Floating Market. Explore some of Bangkok's most vibrant neighborhoods, sample local cuisine (own expense), and wander the shops and sites with a local who offers insight and information along the way.
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  • 8 hours
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USD57.35
Price varies by group size
From
USD57.35
Price varies by group size

Private Tour: Best of Bangkok in A Day

Private Tour: Best of Bangkok in A Day

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Discover the best that Bangkok has to offer on this full-day private tour of the city. Visit all of the must-see attractions such as the Grand Palace, Chinatown, the vibrant flower market, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and much more. Learn about the city’s rich history, religion, and culture from your informative guide as you drive around Bangkok in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD189.75
Price varies by group size
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USD189.75
Price varies by group size

Bangkok Half-Day National Museum Tour

Bangkok Half-Day National Museum Tour

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Explore Thailand’s history and culture on a half-day visit to Bangkok’s National Museum, home to one of the world’s best collections of Asian art. Walk alongside your guide through the largest museum in Southeast Asia, and discover Neolithic artifacts and regional handicrafts, religious artwork and exquisite statuary. Encounter the finest remnants of the ancient Siamese city of Ayutthaya, get a glimpse of elegant court traditions and learn about the Buddhist, Animist, Vedic and Hindu influences that continue to infuse the art and architecture of modern day Thailand.
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  • 4 hours
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USD60.72
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USD60.72

Jim Thompson’s Story of Silk

Jim Thompson’s Story of Silk

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American entrepreneur Jim Thompson worked to bring Thai silk to the world, then filled his historic Bangkok home with a peerless collection of antiques, pottery, silk, and curiosities. Hear the story of his life and mysterious death on a guided, 3-hour tour of the Jim Thompson house, with round-trip transport from downtown Bangkok hotels and entrance fees included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD53.98
Price varies by group size
From
USD53.98
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