Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)…An art gallery in the middle of shopping malls

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is a nine-storey art gallery building displaying a variety of Thai and international contemporary art works. The exhibitions are changed regularly and there are also nice artist shops, cafes, and bookstores inside. You can check the current and upcoming exhibitions and events here.

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My friend and I spent an afternoon there because we were bored of shopping and also wanted to escape from the heat. It’s really nice that we have something that isn’t another shopping mall. For me, this is not a must-see place if you visit Bangkok. But if you have a couple of hours during visiting Siam Square, MBK, or shopping malls around, and are interested in contemporary art, I recommend you stopping at BACC.

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When I was there, on 7th floor there was an art exhibition for Reduce “Waste” Renew “Think”, creating art from worthless objects and on 8th floor there was an exhibition for landscape of rest, offering visions relating to the world and its surroundings.

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I was really impressed with the “Water of Life” Exhibition displaying at People’s Gallery P1-P3, 2nd floor. The artwork reflects traditional Thai life along the river.

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Update: February, 2014

Location: The art gallery is located at Pathumwan Intersection opposite MBK (Mah Boon Krong) and Siam Discovery. The easiest way to go there is to get off the skytrain (BTS) at National Stadium station. Then, take exit 3. The BACC’s entrance is connected to the BTS.

Admission fee: Free 

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 21:00

Have you ever been to BACC? Share your experience with me in the comments!

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