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Museums and Art in Sathorn

One of Bangkok's newest towns, Sathorn, reaches north from the river to Lumphini Park. In Sathorn, leisure hotel options are aplenty. So are attractions for history and art lovers. They are:

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Bangkokian Museum

Bangkokian Museum

This former home of the renowned Suravadee family was built back in 1937. It was subsequently converted into a museum that showcases the lifestyles on the middle-class in Bangkok during the 1940s and 50s. You'll be able to see a number of household items, antiques and sanitation facilities that were in use during World War 2. Another section of the museum features the rich heritage of Silom and Bang Rak. When looking for Sathorn leisure hotel options, one can pick from the likes of Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel, so that you will be conveniently placed to check out the history and artistry of Sathorn.

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338 OIDA Art Gallery

338 OIDA Art Gallery

This fascinating gallery's aim was to feature and promote the works of contemporary artists, who are known internationally, in Thailand. It showcased works of the likes of Nipan Oranniwesna, Chitti Kasemkitvatana, Angkrti Ajchariyasophon and Jirasak Saengpoisith, who have also been featured in galleries in Venice, Documenta and Biennale.

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M R Kukrit's Heritage Home

M R Kukrit's Heritage Home

The former prime minister of Thailand, the Late M R Kukrit was also a renowned lecturer, author and statesman. Besides his impressive credentials, Kukrit also left behind a spectacular example of Thai architecture, his home. The complex structure comprises of five houses, is more than a hundred years old and is built entirely from teak. The surrounding gardens are an epitome of beauty and elegance.

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The Kathmandu Photo Gallery

The Kathmandu Photo Gallery

Possibly the only gallery in all of Bangkok dedicated to the fine art of photography, the Kathmandu Photo Gallery sits in a beautifully restored Portuguese shop-house. Owner/photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom designed the lower floor to look like photographers' shops of yesteryear when customers walked in and went about carefully choosing from the available prints on sale. Manit's work is featured on the ground-floor.

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Neilson-Hayes Library

Neilson-Hayes Library

Have you ever visited a library during any of your travels? Bookshops, yes. But, libraries might be a no. The Neilson-Hayes Library is a definite exception. This European-style building, which also attracts architecture enthusiasts, houses the largest collection of English language books in all of Bangkok, to cater the vast number of expatriates working in the city. You will also be pleased by the art gallery and cafe. The library hosts a number of creative workshops and events throughout the year, so do keep an eye out for those when visiting.

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King Rama VI Statue

King Rama VI Statue

The statue is located right in front of one of the region's most popular landmarks, Lumphini Park. This remarkable statue was sculpted the Italian sculptor, Prof. Corado Feroci, who is popularly known locally as Silpa Shirasri. The statue commemorates King Rama VI (King Vajiravudh) and features him in his ceremonial uniform and sword. It was unveiled to the public in 1942. King Rama VI was most known for his devotion to the arts, as a result of which he requested the Italian government to send an artist to teach and promote art in the country. The famous Lumphini Park was a gift from the King to the city's people, hence the statue's location.