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The best galleries in Bangkok

Let's explore the best galleries and creative spaces in Bangkok

Aside from huge museums, Bangkok is also home to a host of small and independent galleries catering to every art lover's tastes. Get a feel of both contemporary and tradtional art, whether you're in old town Rattanakosin Island, the busy Siam area or in the modern Silom district. 

The best galleries in Bangkok

RMA Institute

The former grandma’s house was turned into an non-benefit art gallery named after ‘ar-ma’ (granny in Thai) as RMA offering a non-profit creative space featuring art exhibitions like photography as well as other media. RMA also provides regular creative workshops, artist talks, screenings, performances, and exhibition openings. Keep an eye on their website for the upcoming events.  

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Khlong Toei

Goja

Goja combines a bar and gallery in a small intimate space. Enjoy displays of art with coffee during the day, and decent cocktails at night. Moreish munchies keep your conversations going.

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Watthana

Speedy Grandma

The name ‘Speedy Grandma’ came from a local myth in Songkhla. Located in an old town, this is a gallery that will bring back memories from 50-100 years ago.  

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Charoenkrung

Bridge Cafe & Art Space

Bridge Cafe utilizes the space of an old building to its maximum capacity. They exhibit arts in all corners from the ground floor up, including the fascinating view of Taksin Bridge once you hit the rooftop.

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Charoenkrung

Toot Yung Art Center

Toot Yung is a mosquito butt, that the owner correlate with a very small space. However, the gallery here is more spacious with souvenirs shops and an outdoor bar for you and your friends to talk about your appreciation after.  

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Ekamai

Brownstone Studio

Nestled in the city center, Brownstone is an art gallery with rotating exhibitions all year round. They also offer fully equipped rehearsal rooms to all music talents. However, advance reservation is recommended, so you don’t have to show up for nothing.  

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Suan Luang

WTF Bar & Gallery

Nestled in the quiet street of Sukhumvit soi 51, WTF Bar & Gallery took over the old shophouse and has it turned into an easy and homey bar just like what you’d find by the street of Paris and Brooklyn. With the tiny size, this space can be packed every night but just forget those seats and hang around the bar is how most the crowd enjoy here. Grab a bottle of Singha beer or cocktails of the day (check the borad above) and enjoy their good set of indie-pop to world music playlist that could come courtesy of next door vinyl shop Zudrangma records. The second and third floor is the gallery space where you can find new exhibition from local artists rotating on month basis.

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Watthana

Cho Why

Cho Why only opens when there’s an exhibition. It’s one of the full service gallery that’s the owner intention is to pronounce the name as a homophones of ‘Cho huay’ which means bad show in Thai.  

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Yaowarat

23 bar & gallery

DJ and the drinks made this gallery a bit extra special. The two-stories hall are full of arts and exhibitions, and even in the toilet. Be careful though, their mojito is pretty strong, and the stairs are pretty steep.  

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Yaowarat

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