Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Mr. Boonchai Bencharongkul built MOCA Bangkok in 2102 to appreciate and celebrate King Rama IX. The place has been designed specifically to offer guests the perfect conditions to appreciate art. The well spaced rooms and plenty of natural light ensure that the gallery competes with any international museum. Thailand is renowned for its rich culture and traditions and MOCA is simply playing a small part in exhibiting the raw talent of some top notch Thai artists. The museum remains open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10am and 6pm.
The museum is a must visit for individuals who love art. The museum consists of a collection of modern sculpture and painting in Thailand in a purpose-built gallery. There are more than eight hundred art pieces display in the 5 storeys of MOCA.
You can visit any day except on Monday. The general public pays 180 baht whereas students are offered a discounted cost of 80 baht. For those under fifteen years and over sixty years of age, admission is free.
MOCA consists of every feature that should be a part of a classic art gallery. Thailand has most of the time been accused of offering a sugar coating over its social issues and MOCA is a place that allows artists to explore themes such as corruption, prostitution, religion, and traditional values.
The inspiration of the building was drawn from the jasmine sculptured carving of a complete rock to show the unique style in Thailand. The five-storey exhibition attracts a number of visitors from not just Thailand but from all corners of the world.