7 hours in total
Offered in English
What To Expect
Bangkok is home to numerous of artistic venues for those who know where to look. From museums decorated with traditional Thai art to galleries filled with some of the most popular contemporary Thai artwork, the capital has seemingly no shortage of places to frequent for those who love art. Explore the city with our local insider as they take you to the most memorable museums, art hubs, and galleries in the capital.
Not sure where to start your art experience in Bangkok? Fret not, as we recommend a handful of amazing destinations you can include on your itinerary.
Jim Thompson House Museum: The Jim Thompson House Museum was the former home of Jim Thompson, an American entrepreneur. In 1967, Thompson went missing while on a hike in Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, and it still remains a mystery as to what actually happened him. He used to work for the forerunner of the CIA during World War II before taking an interest in Thai silk and making the fabric famous worldwide. The museum was once Thompson's home, and it is filled with unique décor and pieces of Thai art he collected over the years.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre: The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is so much more than a gallery space. It is filled with a number of unique venues, including bookstores, ice cream shops, cafes, and more. The gallery is located in the heart of the capital, and it opened in 2008. Since then, visitors and Bangkokians alike have flocked to the exceptional venue to check out the many exhibitions and galleries the BACC hosts. The gallery itself is a work of art, with striking architecture found throughout.
Artist's House: The Artist's House in Bangkok is one spot in the city where there is a total lack of tourists. Very few visitors make the journey to this unique venue, located on the quiet banks of the Chao Phraya River. The Thai house is over 200 years old and is found in the old capital of Thonburi. Also known as Baan Silapin, this venue is half creative hub and half café, serving up both tea and coffee for visitors to enjoy for incredibly cheap prices. There are a handful of colorful tables where you can sit down and enjoy a drink while watching boats pass by on the adjacent river. There is a gift shop at one end of the Artist's House that is chock full of interesting finds for affordable prices, including sketchbooks, old postcards, and traditional Thai souvenirs. The highlight of visiting is surely the free traditional Thai puppet show the house puts on almost every day of the week for free. Be aware that there is no show on Wednesdays.
- Meet your local guide at the BTS Skytrain station
- Head to the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
- Explore the gallery, stop for a snack, browse the souvenirs, and more
- Make the short walk to the Jim Thompson House Museum
- Take a taxi or the BTS skytrain to the Artist's House in Thonburi
- Enjoy lunch on the Chao Phraya River at an authentic Thai restaurant
- Explore the Artist's House and watch a traditional Thai puppet show
- Head back to the city center with your local insider
- Jim Thompson House Museum entrance fee: 150THB/person.
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