The Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangkok – Appreciate Thai Art!

Thailand is renowned for its culture and traditions world over, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok provides a refined space for premier Thai artists to display their take on it.

The Museum

The museum which was established in 2012, is a sophisticated space filled with lots of natural light and ample space for art lovers to take in the creations which are both beautiful and thought provoking.

Location

The MOCA is located on Vibhavadi Rangsit, Chatuchak and is within easy distance of many a Bangkok apartment hotel in the vicinity including the likes of Adelphi Forty-Nine. The best way to reach the five storied gallery is by a taxi or private vehicle.

Things to See

A must visit destination for art lovers, the MOCA showcases the works of an eclectic mix of Thai Artists of different mediums. A few that stand out would be Prateep Kotchabua’s paintings which are characterised by the bold use of colours and astounding attention to detail. His work often features traditional aspects of the Thai community which are fast disappearing. Other artists include Chelermchai Kositpipat and two of Thailand’s most famous and revered artists, Chalood Nimsamer and the late Paitun Mauangsomboo.

General Information

The museum is open to the public from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. The entrance fee is 180 baht for the public while it is 80 baht for students. For visitors under the age of 15 and over 60, entrance is free.

 

 

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Terminal 21 Bangkok – The ultimate shopping destination

If you love shopping and everything to do with it, Terminal 21 is not a place you can miss on your list of places to visit when in Bangkok.

Terminal 21 Bangkok | Image Credit: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Koudkeu">Koudkeu</a>, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Terminal21_SF1.jpg">Terminal21 SF1</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode" rel="license">CC BY-SA 4.0</a>

Terminal 21 Bangkok | Image Credit: Koudkeu, Terminal21 SF1, CC BY-SA 4.0

About

The idea behind this shopping mall was to have all the unique shopping experience of various parts of the world under one roof. From things you can buy at downtown Bangkok to international luxury brands, you can find anything within Terminal 21.

Going In

On a weekend, the vibe in the place is that of a busy airport. With more than 600 shops, a cinema, a supermarket, and a food court, the mall provides a complete shopping experience. The basement and ground floor are themed, but the remaining three floors are just rows and rows of brand stores.

Location

If you are opting to stay at one of the luxury hotels in Bangkok and you want a hotel that is owned by Chatrium Hotels & Residencies, go for the Sathon hotel as this only 20 minutes away from the mall.

The Food Court

Once shopping and carrying bags tires you, head to the food court to get your energy back for round two! You get to choose from more than 50 restaurants, and every cuisine imaginable can be found within this haven.

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Benjasiri Park, Bangkok – An Ideal Spot to Unwind

The Benjasiri Park is quite a popular park with locals and tourists alike who visit to either get some fresh air and exercise or to simply wander through the winding paths.

Benjasiri Park Bangkok | Image Credit: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Lerdsuwa">Lerdsuwa</a>, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Benjasiri_park.jpg">Benjasiri park</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode" rel="license">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>

Benjasiri Park Bangkok | Image Credit: Lerdsuwa, Benjasiri park, CC BY-SA 3.0

Background

The park stretches over almost 11.6 acres of land and was built to commemorate the sixtieth birthday anniversary of Queen Sirikit in 1992. Known also as the Queen’s Park, it features an ornamental lake surrounded by contemporary sculptures by local artists.

Location

The park is located in downtown Bangkok, on Sukhumvit Road between Soi 22 and 24. It can be easily accessed by nearby hotels and serviced apartments in Bangkok including the likes of Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok.

Things to Do

There is no end to the activities one can do while here. From winding tracks for jogging, a swimming pool and basketball courts to a skating rink, this park is quite a popular hangout with youngsters. Water fountain shows can also be watched at various time slots throughout the day. It also happens to be a great place for a picnic with family and friends.

Best Time to Visit

While the park remains a popular place to visit throughout the day, the best times would be early morning or towards the evening as it can get quite hot during the afternoons.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+