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The Silpa Bhirasri National Museum is a modern art museum dedicated to the Italian professor Corrado Feroci, the father of modern Thai art who earned the epithet 'Silpa Bhirasri'.
The Silpa Bhirasri National Museum is a modern art museum dedicated to the Italian professor Corrado Feroci, the father of modern Thai art who earned the epithet 'Silpa Bhirasri'. He founded Silpakorn University, the premier arts and humanities school in Thailand. Several of his works are on display throughout Bangkok, including the Democracy Monument and the statues of King Taksin, King Rama I and King Rama VI. Housed in the building that contained his studio, the museum displays works by renowned contemporary artists.
กรมศิลปากร, ถนนหน้าพระธาตุ, เขตพระนคร กรุงเทพมหานคร, 10200 10200, Thailand
+66 2 223-6162
This small, green park has a great view of the Chao Phraya River and the modern Rama VIII suspension bridge that crosses it
In one of the small sois and particularly hard to find, with 200 years this riverbank shrine is actually one of the oldest Chinese shrines in the city
The National Museum took over the Front Palace grounds, a former royal palace built in the 18th-century just like the Grand Palace
The Museum of Buddhist Art features a large private collection of Buddha images and is operated by the Foundation of Thai Arts Preservation
At the site that used to house the royal stables of the King's white elephants, since 1988 it is a museum about these extremely rare creatures
In the 18th century, following a war with the Burmese, the Thai government gave land in this area to people from the Mon minority who had fought beside the Thai
When Rattanakosin was established as Siam's capital, King Rama I designed this vast open field between the northern wall of the Grand Palace and the eastern wall of the former Wang Na Palace
Now the central building of the National Museum, the Front Palace used to be an enormous complex stretching from the Chao Phraya River across Sanam Luang to Lot Canal