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MOCA Bangkok (Museum of Contemporary Art)
MOCA Bangkok (Museum of Contemporary Art)

MOCA Bangkok (Museum of Contemporary Art)

Free admission
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm

The basics

MOCA opened in 2012 and is the collection of Boonchai Bencharongkul, a Thai communications businessperson. It displays the work of Thai artists, many of whom have gained recognition internationally, and particularly emphasizes the development of Thai fine arts alongside Western influences. The works explore contemporary issues affecting Thai society. Some European, Vietnamese, Chinese, and other international artists are also displayed. It’s a large gallery spread over five floors, and is well-designed, using natural light and open spaces. Most travelers visit MOCA independently, but some guided tours include it on the itinerary, especially arts-focused tours.

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Things to know before you go

  • There is an entry fee. Kids under 15 and seniors over 60 are free.
  • It’s recommended to spend at least two hours here. Real art enthusiasts could be happy spending four hours at MOCA.
  • There’s a cafe on the ground floor.
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How to get there

MOCA is in the Chatuchak area of Bangkok, north of the center. The closest Skytrain station is Mo Chit, and from there the gallery is a 10-minute taxi ride away.

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When to get there

MOCA is closed on Mondays. Other days, it’s open from 10am until 6pm. As it’s in the same part of the city as the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market, it’s a good idea to visit MOCA on a Saturday or Sunday, before or after a trip to the market.

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Visit the Jim Thompson House

To learn about more traditional Thai crafts, textiles, and architecture, the Jim Thompson House is a must-visit destination. American Jim Thompson lived in Thailand in the mid-20th century and was partly responsible for reviving the silk weaving industry. His beautiful house and gardens in central Bangkok have been turned into a museum.

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