The place where is interestingly and graciously which located on the opposite of the National Theatre is the National Gallery. Although probably not immediately recognized as a country of art, a visit to Thailand’s premier art gallery soon explodes this myth. The National Gallery was opened in 1974. There are exhibits traditional Thai art (starting around the 17th century) and moves through the ages to contemporary paintings, sculptures and graphic art created by current local artists. The gallery also houses pieces created by His Majesty the King.
The gallery has established itself as a favorite among serious art connoisseurs, while many casual visitors are left a little cold by some of the more idiosyncratic offerings. Many excellent temporary collections also grace the walls to general acclaim. His Majesty the King’s oil paintings are also exhibited to be appreciated by the public.