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The National Gallery Bangkok

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Address: 4 Chao Fa Rd., Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Thought-provoking art in a peaceful setting

I had a lovely visit to the National Gallery. Though on the small side (and probably not worth planning your day around), it's well worth popping in and having a walk through if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
katherine_xx
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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lovely visit to the National Gallery. Though on the small side (and probably not worth planning your day around), it's well worth popping in and having a walk through if you're in the area, especially if you love art and history (or you need to cool down!). Some very thought-provoking works on display. I even had the... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are at the Bangkok National Museum, it is worth a short excursion across the road to the National Gallery, but I wouldn't make a special trip across town to see it. The gallery is housed in a grand old building that used to be the Royal Mint. There is nothing much here that is actually Thai art. There... More 

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Joensuu, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Maybe the grates thing is that enterace is totally free. Because of that you could think that place is grounded as hell. But it wasent. I visited in the midle of afternoon, spended there an hour or so and came by just about 15 other intepended visitors. Verry peacefull place. Not the best exhibitions or mind blowing art but many... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a wonderful venue with a main exhibit hall containing an impressive collection of sculptures and fine artwork from Thailands past. There are several others buildings on the grounds which one can visit exhibiting royal barges, litters, and other interesting royal accoutrements. Also on the grounds is a Buddhist temple beautiful and elegant in it's design. All exhibits are... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The gallery itself is in desperate need of refurbishing. Having said that, there were three solo shows in black and white of Thai emerging artists which each excellent. It was great to see that they had this opportunity to exhibit each in a large hall. In addition, a permanent exhibit of Thai sculpture was also well done. So, bottom line,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The curators are trying to do the best the can with gallery space which was formerly the national mint. The highlights are works by local artists and students. The bronze sculptures, in particular, were quite unique.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The gallery is only a five minute walk from the Khao San Road. It s free to enter. There are two rooms with paintings of and by The Royal Family and you get a good introduction from the display boards of how fine art in Thailand has developed. There is a curious (and not very good) Constable fake included! Other... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

There is a small number of ancient Thai painings and banners, many in an advanced state of decay. The modern sculptures (about 20) are the highlight of this vast but mainly empty building. Across the quadrangle is an interesting exhibition about the history of the Thai-Belgian relationship, though what place this has in an art gallery remains a mystery. Unless... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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 :)

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.