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Address: Chao Fa Rd., Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phone Number: 66 2 281 2224
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If you're into art!

This is not a spectacular art gallery by most measures and, unless you're really into art, you could give it a pass. The permanent collection is only so-so, and many will not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

OK, it's 200 baht only, but the National Gallery under delivers. I was the only person visiting it, on a Thursday morning. Most of the paintings, and especially the tapestries, are in severe need of restoration. The space is nice, although I cannot help but imagining how much more alive the place could be. The coffee shop was in restoration... More 

Thank andregoiano
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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94 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great museum, but not so many new art work, here you can see many beautiful old painting from old artist, but if you looking for new art , you should go to MOCA :)

Thank Lethuypainter
Bangkok, Thailand
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1,092 reviews
471 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 608 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is not a spectacular art gallery by most measures and, unless you're really into art, you could give it a pass. The permanent collection is only so-so, and many will not consider the 200 baht entrance worth it. But they often have temporary exhibits (usually without cost) that are sometimes really cool (e.g., photos of old Bangkok). Watch out... More 

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Florence, Italy
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76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

Thank Judith M
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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261 reviews
100 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank updog247
England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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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 

Thank Limoncello423
Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank kinglear13
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328 reviews
130 attraction reviews
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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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