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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.

100 Tonson Gallery (100 Soi Tonson) brings big-name international shows to Bangkok, and BKK ArtHouse (Soi 55, Sukhumvit Rd.) is the latest avant-garde gallery to open.

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).

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