See + Do
A five-part tour of the city’s emerging contemporary art scene.
Start at V64 Art Studio (143/19 Soi 1, Chengwattana Rd.), a warehouse-like space with 35 working studios featuring more than 70 Thai designers.
Next, head to Gallery Ver (200/1 Ko Dang), run by the country’s best-known artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, who showcases experimental works by rising talents.
Downtown, the Jim Thompson Art Center (6 Soi Kasemsan 2) stages rotating modern art and textile exhibitions.
Need a City Break?
Take a guided bike tour of Bangkok’s lush Bang Krachao peninsula with ABC Amazing Bangkok Cyclist (tours from $32).
Spot wild elephants on a hike through Khao Yai National Park, a three-hour train ride from downtown.
Don’t miss a Thai massage at Chi, the Spa at Shangri-La (89 Soi Wat Suan Plu New Rd.; massages from $77).