Beautiful Bangkok: Smartphone photography exhibition shows city in its everyday glory

Images of uniformed Thai students jumping with glee, angular perspectives on city construction sites, and cats studying birds outside a Bangkok alleyway home might do wonders to remind you of the simple things you love about the city. As part of PhotoBangkok 2018, a series of photography events and exhibits across the city throughout the ...

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‘Hollow’: Indie theater recounts the tragedy of World War II ‘comfort women’ in new original play

‘Hollow’: Indie theater recounts the tragedy of World War II ‘comfort women’ in new original play

Inner strength, ongoing suffering, systematic abductions — these are some of the unifying elements in the stories of women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese...

Peep this: Stunning minute-long videos about Mekong destinations, made by travelers

Peep this: Stunning minute-long videos about Mekong destinations, made by travelers

A mist-covered rice paddy, sunrise parkour on the beach, and a stunning aerial shot of hot air balloons over Bagan. These are a few of the scenes entered into an online travel...

5 Bangkok destinations that make you feel like you’ve left the city — cool compounds, art villages, nature scenes, and more

5 Bangkok destinations that make you feel like you’ve left the city — cool compounds, art villages, nature scenes, and more

For city-dwellers, sometimes the city can be overwhelming — but so can the time and expense of trying to leave the city for a few days. When looking at flights, hotels, and...

Drawing Hope: An interview with artist Pazut Wutigornsombatkul

Drawing Hope: An interview with artist Pazut Wutigornsombatkul

The work of artist Pazut Wutigornsombatkul, known to his friends as Ou, has gone viral since June 27, when he first tried to capture Thai people’s hope that the 12 boys and...

Alternative cinemas: Hidden theaters, movie bars, and multiplex spaces in Bangkok

Alternative cinemas: Hidden theaters, movie bars, and multiplex spaces in Bangkok

With the closing of the historic Lido theater in Siam Square last month — and the imminent closing of its sister theater Scala around the corner in 2020 — Bangkokians...

Calling all Potheads: Palm Pottery classes offer charming, laid-back way to socialize and get crafty

Calling all Potheads: Palm Pottery classes offer charming, laid-back way to socialize and get crafty

Though pottery classes may be common in some countries, they are still a bit unusual in Thailand — so when we heard about a new place in Ratchathewi offering social pottery...

Hotel Art Fair is back this weekend with hip artists, cool collectors, and cocktails

Hotel Art Fair is back this weekend with hip artists, cool collectors, and cocktails

Hotel Art Fair is back for the fifth year this weekend, and this rendition will be held at Phrom Pong boutique hotel 137 Pillars. If you haven’t been before — the annual event...

World’s first LINE digital theme park to open in Bangkok on Friday (PHOTOS)

World’s first LINE digital theme park to open in Bangkok on Friday (PHOTOS)

Line, a Japanese company that started off as messaging app and has since expanded its services across food delivery to finance, will open its first digital indoor theme park in...

Bangkok’s ‘cutting edge’ Siam Discovery wins world’s best designed mall award

Bangkok’s ‘cutting edge’ Siam Discovery wins world’s best designed mall award

Siam Discovery, arguably the artsiest of the many malls attached to Bangkok city center’s Siam BTS station, just pulled a pretty impressive award. The International Council of...


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Coconuts Bangkok Arts

A decade ago, Bangkok’s arts scene seemed almost nonexistent. These days, you can hardly find a neighborhood that’s not teeming with galleries. Whether you’re considering buying a Buddha painting, purchasing an experimental work or if you just go for the free wine at the opening, check us out before you head out for an artsy evening. With the vast offerings that include Bangkok’s gallery hopping, original music, comedy clubs, theater scene, poetry slams, and dance events, you’ll leave artsier than you came. That’s what we said.