Ananta Samakom

Bangkok: Thai Art Full-Day Guided Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Explore the Arts of the Kingdom at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, one of the most impressive buildings in Bangkok
  • See the beautiful teak-wood Palace in the Clouds, with its collection of beautiful ceramics and furniture
  • Savor a delicious Thai lunch
  • Visit the royal quarters and public museum at Suan Pakkad
  • Learn about today's art scene at the Museum of Contemporary Art
An abundance of contemporary, modern and ancient forms of art have attracted many collectors and admirers to Bangkok. On this tour, delve deeper into the art scene and see the most important art sites of the city with a guide.
What to Expect
Your guide and driver will collect you in the morning to begin your tour of Bangkok's art scene. The first stop is the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, where many important pieces are housed in one of the most impressive buildings in Bangkok. This is the official Throne Hall of his Majesty the King of Thailand, and now serves as a museum for the Arts of the Kingdom.

Following this visit is a stop at the teak-wood Vimanmek Mansion, often referred to as the Palace in the Clouds. With its European style, Vimanmek Palace was built according to Thai traditions, using golden teak wood and not a single nail. Among the possessions of Rama V on display are Thailand’s first indoor bathroom and the oldest typewriter with Thai characters, as well as various Thai ceramics, European furniture, precious China and beautiful portraits.

After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the Suan Pakkad House. Hidden between the high-rises and construction sites of the area are several charming homes surrounded by large, peaceful gardens. The royal quarters were converted into a public museum after the death of Prince Chumbhot and his wife. Five traditional houses cluster around small lotus ponds and meticulously trimmed lawns.

Finally, your day ends at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the heart of Bangkok. This mid-town facility takes a contemporary approach, both domestically and on an international level. It has become a popular hang-out for artists, and it reveals how the country’s creative sector has developed. You will be returned to your hotel around 18:00.
What's Included
  • Private transfers from and to your Bangkok CBD hotel with driver and English-speaking guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • All entrance fees, where applicable
  • All taxes and service fees
What's Not Included
  • Other entrance fees and expenses
  • Meals other than lunch, drinks
  • Hotel accommodation in Bangkok
  • Tips and gratuities
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