Get closer to the charming dugouts and appreciate their charming features. The eleborately crafted royal barges to be used in royal ceremonial processions are kept and exhibited in sheds on a tributary of the Chao Phraya River. The most significant and stunning one is the king's royal barge, Suphannahong with a figurehead of the head of a mythical bird.
A wide variety of art works including Tha i and international contemporary art is displayed in the dark cylindrical building that can protect the art works from Bangkok's bright day light. In addition, an art market is regularly held here every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bangkok Art & Culture Centre
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Located in the old royal mint recognised as one of the most beautiful buildings in Thailand, the National Art Gallery exhibits both classical and contemporary arts of renowned Thai artists. His Majesty King Bhumibol's oil paintings are also displayed here.
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Established in response to the gracious wish of HM Queen Sirikit, The Queen's Gallery is a permanent home to the exhibition of a wide range of Thai visual arts especially paintings and sculptures. Visitors can enjoy shopping for souvenirs designed by leading Thai artists, etc.
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More than 3,000 specimens of 600 species of seashells from around the world are on exhibit. Visitors will leave with a sense of awe after viewing the shells of various sizes, shapes and colours. Highlights are hard-to-see giant seashells and seashells of bivalve molluscs in beautiful colours.
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The most astonishing landmark of Samut Prakan Province is perhaps the Erawan Museum. Hidden underneath the colossal three-headed elephant statue (250 tons in weight, 20 metres high and 39 metres long) standing on the pink pedestal is a 3-storey museum housing numerous priceless antiques and religious objects.
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Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, a brand new tourist attraction on the Rattanakosin Island, is an interactive self learning centre with state-of-the-art multimedia technologies giving information on history, arts and culture of the Rattanakosin era (since 1782). Each exhibition room represents a part of the grandeur of Rattanakosin.
Location: 4th Floor, Esplanade RatchadaphisekHave your beautiful memories here! The Art in Paradise on the 4th floor of Esplanade Ratchadaphisek is the first 3D Art Museum in Bangkok from Creators of 3D Art Museum in Thailand. To get there is easy by MRT subway, getting off at Thailand Cultural Centre Station (exit 3).
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