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National Gallery

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The National Gallery exhibits both traditional and contemporary art in a beautiful early 20th-century building that was originally built to be the Royal Mint.

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Showing influences from cubism, impressionism and surrealism and created by Thai artists only, the contemporary art section is located on the ground floor to the left and right of the main entrance. This vicinity also hosts a hall of sculptures, from life-like busts of Thai historical figures to more playful forms. At time of writing, the Celebration Room features a collection of paintings by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Thailand’s little known sprinkler head art installations. Photo taken in or around National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand by David Luekens.

Thailand’s little known sprinkler head art installations. Photo: David Luekens

Second-floor rooms displays traditional art including Western-style portraits of Thai kings and ancient Buddhist banners with the types of scenes that you might see in temple murals (the nearby National Museum houses a far more extensive collection of ancient religious art). With high ceilings, violet walls, broad archways and original wood floors, these second-floor halls almost overshadow the art ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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