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Bangkok for art lovers

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Contemporary galleries and street art compliment proper museums, centuries-old temple murals and craft villages in the Thai capital. It can be tough for art lovers to figure out where to start in this huge city with an artistic soul, so we’ve pieced together this intro to Bangkok’s art world to help get you started.

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Reopened after a major 2016 renovation, the National Museum has an extensive collection of Southeast Asian artefacts covering all four of Thai art history’s main realms—Lanna, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin—along with religious statuary and other works from nearby civilisations, such as the Khmer, Burmese, Dvaravati (Mon) and Srivijaya. Almost equally rewarding are the commercial antique art galleries off Charoen Krung Road.

Beauty at the National Museum. Photo taken in or around Bangkok for art lovers, Bangkok, Thailand by David Luekens.

Beauty at the National Museum. Photo: David Luekens

Delving even deeper into the region’s art history, head to Suan Pakkad Palace to view beadwork and swirling-pattern pottery crafted by a mysterious bronze-age civilisation and unearthed by the truckload at Ban Chiang in Northeast Thailand. On the same day you could hit Jim Thompson’s House for a glimpse of the many artefacts collected at a set of teak houses owned by the infamous American spy turned ... Travelfish members only (Around 1,000 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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