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The National Gallery Bangkok

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Address: 4 Chao Fa Rd., Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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If you're already in the area, then the National Gallery Bangkok is okay for a quick look-see. The inside is fairly small, as far as art galleries generally go - personally I... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're already in the area, then the National Gallery Bangkok is okay for a quick look-see. The inside is fairly small, as far as art galleries generally go - personally I found the building it was housed in more interesting that most of the collections inside.

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Lamai Beach, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Worth a visit as it was free at the time but the location didn’t really inspire me too much. I knew from reports not to expect much but as it was close to my hostel and it was free as a celebration of the King’s passing I thought, Why not? A few royal portraits, some images of Buddha and an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

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 

Thank rory77
Joensuu, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 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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