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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The Temple of Emerald Buddha – The Glorious Wat Phra Kaew

Now popularized by its English name, the Temple of the Emerald Budha, Wat Phra Kaew is considered the most sacred of all the Buddhist temples, known as Wats, in Bangkok.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha| Img by: Sodacan via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 3.0

The Library

The temple compound is renowned for the spectacular craftsmanship and the exquisite materials of the many structures that are found within it. The library was built at the behest of Rama I and was designed according to traditional Thai styles. The doors are made of Mother of Pearl.

Elephant Statues

One can find beautiful statues of elephants placed throughout the temple complex. The elephant is a sign of power and independence, and it is common for Thai parents to make their children walk around an elephant or elephant statue three times in hopes it will bring them strength.

Hermit Statue

This particular statue is believed to have healing properties, and many visitors offer their respects to the statue and give various offerings in the form of incense sticks, fruit and flowers.

Eight Towers

Each of these towers is of a different colour and represents the eight aspects of Buddhism, which form the noble eightfold path. These structures were also built by Rama I and are spectacular, constantly attracting travellers staying in nearby accommodation such as Adelphi Forty-Nine, one of many providers of serviced apartments in Bangkok.

 

 

 

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Guide to Terminal 21 Bangkok – Make the Most of this Mega Mall

Terminal 21 is one of the biggest malls in Bangkok, which is no easy feat since this tropical metropolis is famous for having some of the world’s largest emporiums. Here’s what you need to know.

Terminal 21 Bangkok| Img by: Terrazzo via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0

LG Caribbean

This is the name of the lower ground floor and it has a distinct Caribbean theme. You’ll find two things here, food and banks. Where the prior is concerned, this is one of the best places in Bangkok, where you can find everything from fine Japanese burgers to western classics and gourmet groceries.

Level G Rome/Level M Paris

These two floors are named after these cities for good reason since they showcase the most luxurious and elite brands the mall has to offer. All high-end brands from Jaspar to Victoria’s Secret are situated on these floors.

Level 1 Tokyo/Level 2 London

These two floors combined offer some of the best clothes-shopping in Bangkok, with Level 1 catering to women, and Level 2 for men. If you’re staying at a Bangkok apartment hotel nearby, such as Adelphi Forty-Nine and wish to indulge in some shopping, do not miss these floors!

Level 3 Istanbul/Level 4+5 San Francisco

Level 3 is the most eclectic of all the floors and features everything from accessories to toys. San Francisco is the theme of both the 4th and 5th floors, which offer an absolutely astonishing array of eateries.

 

 

 

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