Think Bangkok is all cheap beer and boat noodles? Well, think again… Whether you’re into contemporary Thai art, the country’s colourful history and tradition, or its glorious clothing and textiles, feed your inner culture vulture with these three must-see museums in Bangkok:
Five-storey custom-built gallery housing Boonchai Bencharongkul’s private collection of 400 modern works from over 100 Thai artists. The building itself is a masterpiece, as is the collection inside – the largest of its kind in Thailand.
Museum of Siam
A brilliant primer to the Land of Smiles, taking you by the hand through the nation’s unique history, art, anthropology and nature. The intuitive flow and interactive exhibits will keep fidgety tots and grumblestiltskins entertained.
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
A fascinating selection of textiles and fashion related to Thailand and the Royal Court. Slinky Thai silks, traddy costumes and the Queen’s frocks are beautifully displayed in an air-conditioned refuge next to the Grand Palace.
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