Bangkok : Understand History & Contemporary Art in One Day
When visiting significant facilities in Thailand, both locals and tourists must maintain a formal dress code:
- Covered shoulders and long pants
- Dresses that cover ankles
- No vest tops or tank tops (both males and females)
- No short tops showing midriff
- No see-through clothing
- No backless clothing
- No low-cut clothing on females
- No bare chests
- No pants or skirts that show ankles
- No athletic or jogging pants
- No tight pants
- No torn pants
- No flip flops or slippers
- Wear sneakers or comfortable shoes that cover your whole feet
There is no dress code anywhere else, but first impressions matter a lot in Thailand, and by dressed appropriately, you will be treated with the utmost respect.
|08 : 00 am||Start to pick up
Pick-up is available at most locations in Bangkok.
Our van or private vehicle will meet you in your hotel lobby, a point of interest or station.
|09 : 30 am||Walk with Docent 1: Bangkok National Museum
The Bangkok National Museum is the largest museum in Southeast Asia and the primary museum of Thailand’s “National museums.” Founded by King Rama V, the Bangkok National Museum displays Thailand’s largest collection of local art and artifacts.
The Archaeological and Art History collection showcases items from Thailand’s prehistory, from the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya eras through to the modern Thai Kingdom. Highlights of the Decorative Arts and Ethnological collection include Chinese weapons, precious stones, Khon masks, ceramics, textiles, and traditional musical instruments from Southeast Asia.
The museum preserves and displays artifacts from Dvaravatiand Srivijaya to Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods, the museum also displays extensive collections of regional Asian Buddhist Arts.
|1 : 30 pm||Lunch & Move to Moca
One MICHELIN Star
While live ’80s Thai music, classic décor and views of the Democracy Monument are what give this restaurant its unique style, the food is what has kept loyal customers coming back for over 60 years. The presentation may look plain, but dishes deliver blasts of flavors and refined complexity. Highlights are crispy rice noodles in sweet and sour sauce, spicy lemongrass salad, crab meat, and acacia red curry.
|2 : 30 pm||Walk with Docent 2 : MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)
MOCA Bangkok’s permanent collections highlight some of the country’s most celebrated artists, including Lumpur Kansanoh, Denpong Wongsaroj, and Bundit Padungvichian. The museum’s 5th level is a unique wing dedicated to Victorian-era European painters, as well as Vietnamese, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese artwork.
Prateep Khotchabua’s art is striking, both for its bold use of color and playful, sometimes surrealistic scenes. Animalism and nudity are prominent themes in his works, sometimes with 1 animal morphing into another. Luang Ta Ma (Traditional Thai Music) is a portrait of a rural family cavorting by the riverside. The attention to detail is remarkable, and every family member is engaged and experiencing a different aspect of Thai life.
|5 : 00 pm||Back to the Home|
- Professional local coordinator and docent
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance tickets
- Air-conditioned vehicle
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be modified for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded. This experience requires a minimum number of participant. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.