We had a lovely visit to the National Gallery (th: พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติ หอศิลป) in Bangkok.
National Gallery is an art gallery and one of Thailand's national museums. The Gallery has many buildings, designed by Western architect, named Carlo Allegri. The Gallery used to be the house of the former Royal Thai Mint. It was converted by the fine arts department to house the national gallery in 1974.
It has a very old and classic atmosphere. It is a place for art exhibitions of famous artists, both Thai and foreigners to come to showcase their work repeatedly.
Admission fee was 30 baht for Thais and foreigners at the time of our visit.
The National Gallery is a place to gather a lot of classical and contemporary artwork. The permanent collections consist of modern sculptures, traditional paintings and ancient religious paintings. King Rama VI and His Majesty King Bhumibol's oil paintings are also displayed.
Room of Art after 1932-2002 & Sculpture 1929-1968
The National Gallery features a series of temporary exhibitions that you can visit continuously there.
At the time of our visit, it featured the National Youth and Juvenile Art Exhibition.
If you are visiting Sanam Luang area and like art, the National Gallery is another tourist attraction that is worth a visit as you can admire numerous masterpieces of art there.
How to get there
This National Gallery is located on Chao Fa Road near Pin Klao Bridge (the Eastern Side). It is just 5-minute walk from Phra Nakhon National Museum or Khao San Road.
You can also take a bus
From Phra Athit Road : 6, 9, 15, 19, 32, 33, 53, 64, 65 and Airport Bus
From Chakrapong Road 3, 32, 43, 53, 64, 80, 123, 7, 80 and 91