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.

 

 

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

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.

 

 

 

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Lumpini Park in Bangkok – The Breathtaking Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park Thailand Bangkok Building

Lumpini Park Thailand Bangkok | Img. Src:[Max Pixel, Creative Commons Zero – CC0]

Lumbini is where the Buddha was born. The place is still in Nepal now open for public. Lumpini Park has been influenced by the original location in Nepal. The park was built as far back as 1920. It was initially set up with the purpose of being a centre to showcase Thai crafts and various other floral items. The architects of the park, however, could not accomplish that mission. The park instead became an ideal place for various leisure activities. Even today, joggers and light workout enthusiasts are an unmistakable sight.

The Lumpini Park knows no age barrier. Whatever age group you belong to, the park has something to offer in terms of recreational activities. If you can arrange to lodge at a Bangkok apartment hotel located close to the park, you can enjoy your holiday while attending to other to-dos in your vacation schedule. For instance, if you book somewhere like Adelphi Forty-Nine, you can look forward to chilling out in the park at the end of a busy day.
You are likely to spot elderly walkers immersed in tai chi, lovers taking a leisurely stroll along the lakeside while office employees relax after a full day of work. Do not forget to notice the local flora and fauna, some of which are both indigenous and rare. The forest park located on the premises is a must-visit. You will, of course, come across the long-time residents of the park such as water monitor lizards.

The park has a noteworthy presence in contrast to the skyscrapers that mark the urbanity. The park’s weekend serenity morphs into a hive of activities such as paddle boats, rowing and other outdoor games. Even if you are not much into outdoor games, it’s enjoyable to watch others indulging in the weekend liberty.

Before the sunset, you can take part in open-air aerobics. The local jazz groups add melody to the evening episode. If you feel a little hungry, the hawkers are passing by selling snacks for a song.

 

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+