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National Gallery

Address: Chao Fa Rd., Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: 66 2 281 2224
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Ranked #247 of 425 things to do in Bangkok
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Wed - Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Florence, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Though the permanent collection of painti paintings is small and mostly unimpressive, the pavillions behind the main building hold some interesting exhibits. When I was there, a photography exhibit of old Thailand and a hall of contemporary sculpture. Not tops on my list of places to visit, but good for a lazy day if you're in the area.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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195 reviews 195 reviews
64 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

In a beautiful old building the museum has some nice sculptures and a mixture of paintings and tapestries but the real gem right now is the photographs of John Thomson taken in Thailand, Cambodia, and China in the 1860s and after. Many shots of the Royal court and Bangkok and beyond. Some of the oldest photos of Angkor Wat when... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

There are two parts to this gallery. The first is in the main, older building, where you pay 200bht entry. In the first room, is a small collection of paintings by Thai royalty, which I found very interesting. Following this, is two rooms of Thai Royal portraits and Thai aristocracy, and a reproduction of John Constsble's The Hay Wain -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Dear all traveler's friend. Regarding some comments below. I don't know about what are you expecting from the art gallery. but for me if I am visiting the art gallery and there was even only one piece of art in there can live up to my taste of art I would be happy already. So I am so sorry that... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

this museum fee is 200 baht and the price is not cheap considering the prices level in Thailand exhibited 30~50 art works. Even the level of it is extremely poor It takes less than 10min to see the whole exhibit Air conditioning inside the gallery did not work properly so very humid and hot The building is very old and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are art lover and love to visit art gallery, This place is other recommend. Can't compare this place to TATE Modern, MOMA nor Guggenheim. But the unique collection from Thai artist since post WWII will give you a different taste of contemporary arts. The museum building is a charm old building. For me this place is worth a... More 

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214 reviews 214 reviews
92 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The National Gallery of Thailand, located in Bangkok within a km of the Grand Palace, is in a building with fine lines, promising a fine collection within. The art inside is somewhat eclectic: many of the exhibits are paintings, on canvas and on wooden boards, in various stages of decay and dis-repair. The point of exhibiting these is probably to... More 

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Batley, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

With so many wonderful free art attractions in BKK, including the BACC at Siam, why this museum even exists is baffling. I guess they just decided every capital city needs a National Gallery and threw together some random stuff. If this place was free it wouldn't be so bad, but charging 200B to see a bunch of paintings that look... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Even though this gallery is on the way to the National Museum from Khoa San Rd it is a complete waste of time and 200 baht. It's better to keep on walking past as the disappointment you will experience will ruin the rest of your day. It is mostly empty and what's there is much less than ordinary. I can't... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stumbled into this gallery during a sweaty walk around Bangkok and were pleasantly surprised. Sundays are free to the public so that was a bonus. the gallery is great for viewing the work of local artists and the large variety of pieces is great.

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