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“Not the Tate but a great place for Bangkok”

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
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Full-Day Thai Arts Tour from Bangkok
Ranked #23 of 536 things to do in Bangkok
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is the place where a long yet interesting history of Thai art is recorded and a perfect combination between the extraordinary traditional Thai art and the academic art known internationally is demonstrated. Inside contemporary art by Thai artists from different generations is exhibited so that from now on Thai uniqueness of art will be introduced worldwide.
Bangkok, Thailand
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not the Tate but a great place for Bangkok”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

This is one of the first, big contemporary art museums in Bangkok which displays art from Thai and mostly other asian artists. It's a good thing to visit when getting tired of temples and the heat.

Visited December 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Decent, little difficult to find.”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

I really enjoyed the museum itself, some VERY interesting exhibits. You are not allowed to take pictures inside so I am unable to post any. It was a little difficult to find by public transport as there was a fair amount of construction around MOCA itself. Definitely worth the trip.

Visited April 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great addition to Bangkok MoCA”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

A beautiful "must see" museum. It is somewhat difficult to get to, mainly because of all the nearby construction work for a new rail line. You will need a knowledgeable taxi driver. Saying it is near Kasesart University, is like saying New Zealand is near Australia. The day I went (2 April) I counted 25 guards over the 5 floors and 3 visitors. Free parking and disabled access sets a new high standard for Bangkok. Entrance is free if you are over 60 and 180 THB otherwise. Well worth the visit. Good coffee shop too.

Visited April 2014
3 Thank Tony M
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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Amazing Collection!”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Five floors of amazing contemporary art and sculptures. Mixed media and a wide variety of artists. Uncrowded with on site parking. This collection was very impressive and had a little something for everyone. It is a bit of a drive but well worth it! A private collection that is not to be missed.

Visited April 2014
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“Big, beautiful and with no people”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

I do not know why I only saw three other tourists during the two hours i spent at the museum, because it is so nice. It is big and has a lot of different art, and two hours for me was perfect. There was a lot of security personnel everywhere, getting all akward when they saw you, trying to hide the phone they had been playing on.. so little people that the employees are bored during the day. But it was amazing! I have never tried having a whole museum to myself!
It is a bit difficult to get there. I took the skytrain to the end station Mo Chit and then a cab from there. One way was without taxameter and I paid 150 baht. Other way with taxameter and I paid 70... big difference so pick a pink cab and ask to put the taxameter on. The taxidriver didnt know where it was, but i had screenshot of the address and a phonenumber here from Tripadvisor, on my phone, so he called and got an explanation.
I can recommend it as a getaway for artlovers from all the stress. And cheap!

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