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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Bangkok

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At Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), a privately owned gallery, see a well curated collection of artworks fusing traditional Thai art and modern art. The collection includes paintings and sculptures from both local and foreign artists representing several generations of Thai culture. Before browsing the gallery, take a moment to admire the artwork of the building itself. From a distance it appears to be hewn out of a single block of granite, with ornate openwork carvings adorning the facade. Plan to visit Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bangkok attractions using our Bangkok itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful building and great art. Enjoyed walking around here for a few hours. Some amazing local artists. 
  • MOCA is relatively new in Bangkok. I went with my friend and colleague. The building and entrance is grand already. There are five floors with different types of modern art. It is different from Europ...  more »
  • An interesting Museum, but the exposition is extremely strange, modern Thai art. Visit the stands, but you can only get there by taxi.
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  • Beautifully designed building with extremely well thought out layout. Every floor was impeccably curated. Really enjoyed my experience and feel this is a must see destination. I will be following exhibit updates from back home until I can return again.
  • Really great contenporary environment with art and design that really captures the essence of the Thai art style in both traditional and modern settings. About 100THB taxi ride from MoChit BTS
  • The art works are good, but not avantgarde. So as to an "contemporary art" museum, I was expecting sth more regular art pieces. Pity that the location of MOCA is out of city center that made it not-that-easy to reach. I think an art museum should be located in city center. But in Bangkok, most of them are department store. BE WARE OF THE TRAFFIC JAM in the evening around it's closing hour. Spent 1 hour in traffic jam to where I live (normally it takes 15 mins) And hard to get a cab too. MAKE RESERVATION THROUGH UBER IS A MUST.
  • Although circumstances allowed me less than an hour in this lovely museum, I enjoyed it a lot and plan to come back soon with at least 3 hours to soak in both the thought-provoking art collections and atmosphere. only thing i miss is suitable music and some action-style arts seen in great museums abroad like MOMA. ps. anyone over 60 get in free! Cant wait until skytrain arrives near this great place in a few yrs!
  • World class modern art musuem. Location is a bit off the city centre. Must visit of you are a modern art lover.