Bangkok Art Galleries

(Bangkok, Thailand)

Picture of central art galleryArt galleries are to be found all around Bangkok and those looking for traditional Thai art works will find plenty of exhibitions to enjoy. Particularly notable are the paintings displayed at the Bangkok National Gallery along Chao Fa Road, where you will also discover a collection of abstract contemporary pieces.

Khao San Road and Siam Square are also home to a number of good art galleries and similar shops, along with the vibrant student areas, where many artists choose to sell their works on the street. The Bangkok National Museum is also worth a look and contains a mixture of art works and local treasures.

National Gallery

Address: Chao Fa Road, Ko Rattanakosin, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 282 263
One of Bangkok's most notable art galleries, the National Gallery is located within the Phra Nakorn and showcases a mixture of both traditional pieces and modern art works. Many excellent paintings by Thai artists are a true highlight and a number date back more than 300 years. For others, the contemporary paintings and sculptures are especially memorable, while the rotating exhibitions provide ever-changing interest.
Open hours: Wednesday to Sunday - 09:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge

Rotunda Gallery

Address: 195 Suriwong Road, Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 233 1731
A stylish setting with much to offer, the Rotunda Gallery lies in the Bangrak neighbourhood and whilst fairly small in size, is always full of interest. Many temporary exhibitions are held here all through the year, where you can enjoy both traditional Thai pieces and folk art, to paintings with a much more European influence.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:30 to 16:00
Admission: free

Goethe Institut

Address: 18 / 1 Soi Goethe, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 287 09424
The Goethe Institut is a German-themed gallery, sited in the Sathorn area of Bangkok. Specialising in art exhibitions, concerts and various music events, the Goethe Institut regularly hosts a number of festivals, including a film event where German films are screened.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 08:00 to 16:30, Friday - 08:00 to 14:00
Admission: charge for some events

Here are some further noteworthy art galleries within the city of Bangkok, many of which are commercial galleries selling a good selection of paintings and prints, or featuring visiting exhibitions.

Art Gallery at Silapakorn University

Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 221 5874

Bangkok University Art Gallery

Address: Rama IV Road, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 671 7526

Open Arts Space

Address: Unti B-16, The Silom Galleria, 919 / 1 Silom Road, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 266 4223

Patravadi Theatre and Gallery

Address: 69 / 1 Soi Wat Rakang, Arunamarin Road, Siriraj, Bangkok, 10700, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 412 72878

Project 304

Address: 3 / 230 Aree Condo, Aree Soi 2, Phaholyothin 7, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 619 7658

Si-am Art Space

Address: 1741 Rama IV Road, Bangkok, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 671 6878

Siprapra Art Centre

Address: Dok-Ya Bookstore, Soi Siam Square 3, Bangkok, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 658 1948

Space Contemporary Art

Address: 95 / 742 Baromrajchonnee Road, Bangkok-noi, Bangkok, 10700, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 01 904 6306

Tang Gallery

Address: Silom Galleria, 919 / 1 Silom Road, Bangkok, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 630 1114

The Queen's Gallery

Address: 101 Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Borawonniwet, Phranakon, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 281 53601

The Rim Suan Gallery

Address: Fortune Hotel, 12th Floor, 1 Rachadaphisek Road, Dindaeng, Bangkok, 10320, Thailand, TH
Tel: +66 02 641 1500