Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), Bangkok

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The diversity of events at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) ensures its place among the top cultural things to do in the city. One of the most popular places to visit among tourists looking for a haven of creativity to immerse themselves in, the center offers a range of experiences that include live performances and events related to local dance, theater, music, photography, and design. The center's aim is to provide a place of friendly and recreational cultural exchange, which makes it an ideal getaway from the hectic buzz of the city. Arrange your visit to Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bangkok using our Bangkok trip planning tool.
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  • Rainy Sunday it was, that forced me to duck into this space for some shelter from the downpour outside on Bangkok. And I am glad it happened that way. The building itself is architecturally...  more »
  • Although it doesn't look much from the outside the interior architecture is stunning. There wasn't a great deal to see art wise on our visit but it offered a wonderful place of air-conditioned calm I....  more »
  • we saw a live band playing outside the building. We saw photographs made by university students. I Especially enjoyed a solo exhibit by Thanathorn Suppakijjumnong. Art pieces were made by...  more »
  • Very nice centre not only to discover art and culture through exhibitions but through directly buying from local artists from the kiosks scattered all around. You can also eat and drink and different outlets in the different floors of the centre. The ground floor have a very nice Thai specialty coffee for coffee lovers. The second floor have a small restaurant with very delicious food and cheap price.This is a seriously weak city gallery. I'd expect a mega city like Bangkok to have some really provocative exhibitions in this space but instead find something that feels like a vanity project. The building is reminiscent of the Guggenheim in New York with the long corkscrewing ramps around a large open space. But where the Guggenheim has art on every level and antechamber galleries hanging off it, this gallery just leads you up to two large rooms at the top. When I went there was some stuff shot on a mobile phone, a mismatched photo collection and a very obtuse collection of writings that honoured other South East Asian countries. There was one nice exhibit called perspectives which had some playful photos in it. I left with the impression that for the size of the gallery & its importance in the city it should have been something much, much better.This place is a great place to spend relaxing, drinking coffee, looking at art and maybe shopping for a bit. The first floor is where the good coffee shops are that serve a nice pour over coffee, while the top floors have nice art exhibitions, and the middle floors have some art shops mixed in between some small art exhibitions. I would definitely recommend this place if you live in the city, or are just visiting looking for something nice to do.
  • We enjoyed the children's work in the entrance and the variety of the adult art throughout the facility. Nice to see Thailand and Bangkok supporting the creative arts community. The building is impressive and has lots of space. There was a whole floor closed for a new installation, that we missed seeing by a day. Building contains good info on the other arts events in the city.
  • Free entry for the public! Very creative, interactive and emotionally moving art. Lots of physical art mediums and there was a special augmented reality (AR) exhibit where the pictures came alive on your phone. Thoroughly enjoyed it wouldn't give it a miss. All the art had detailed descriptions of the work and artists which allows viewers to understand and appreciate it fully. Very multicultural, artists from many countries were displayed. Ps. I only visited the top floors, no stalls.
  • Very interesting & creative art pieces being showcased. Environment is very conducive. Even the structure & design of whole building is quite innovative which consist of spiral staircase, escalators, lift & slope. It is handicapped friendly as well! Able to provide wheelchair platform to overcome staircase problem. There's cafeterias available for those who would like to recharge after admiring those masterpiece artistic works! There's also an art library located at the basement. Live music performance was heard during an photo competition session. Amazing colourful photos taken in beautiful Thailand. Great place to come & chill after a stressful week! As a tourist, I really enjoyed it very much!
  • Fun place to stop by and enjoy some aircon and check out some art. It didn’t cost anything for me and a friend to get in and we spent an easy hour messing around and enjoying the art while documenting some of it to share with people back home. If you’re near it I recommend stopping by even if you only breeze through it.

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