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An inspiring and insightful hidden gem

I visited the Wattana Gallery on a solo trip in Chiang Mai after studying in Bangkok. I saw the... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Seattle, Washington

I had the most incredible experience today exploring Thailand and finding this hidden museum. The... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Orange County, California
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Wattana Art Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand Where can I see contemporary art in Chiang Mai? Tourists and art lovers are left asking this question after they have seen all the Wats and visited the craft villages. Tucked away on Soi Wat Umong in the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100/1 Moo 10, Soi Wat Umong, Suthep Rd., Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 89 429 1883
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

I visited the Wattana Gallery on a solo trip in Chiang Mai after studying in Bangkok. I saw the gallery sign from the road and although he hadn't opened it that day, Wattana greeted me like family and shared some insights about his work. This...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TaylorMcAvoy
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I had the most incredible experience today exploring Thailand and finding this hidden museum. The actual artist who opened and designed the museum explained some of his paintings to us and it was so moving to hear and understand the paintings from the artists perspective....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank savannagarduno
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Wattana Wattanapun greets you with a Smile + a Laugh! ;) His incredible spacious Gallery is brimming with a wide variety of styles from his signature Textile Lines Sexy Beauties to Nature reflective of Thailand spanning his global career + travels to Europe Canada America...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Billy W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is my third visit to this wonderful art gallery. Wattana is generous with his time and knowledge. While enjoying and appreciating beautiful and thought-provoking art, I learned about the history and tradition of northern Thailand as well as the intricate meaning of Thai textiles....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Duang T
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I was there in Feb 2018. It was one of the most amazing private galleries in my life. Mum and I met the artist and we had some nice talk with him. His paintings were more than just amazing. I felt the artist's spirit from...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank evaoracle
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I love this gallery!! Wattana Wattanapun explores textiles, hand-made paper, oil paint, and acrylic paint, all while traveling the world, resulting in an amazing collection of find art rooted in tradition, yet flowering into an invitation to consider the contemporary, international world around you. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank emstravel52
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I ve been there and It was nice to meet the artist Mr Wattana . If you visit Chiang Mai this is a good chance to know Thai culture by art way.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank turkserkan
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

The exhibit is in a private gallery run by the artist himself, who was super kind and informative about his works, which included mostly traditional patterns used for various socio-cultural messages.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank letthedogsout
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I were drawn to visit this contemporary art gallery while vacationing in Chiang Mai. Once our taxi driver found the museum in a suburb of Chiang Mai, we were in awe of the various artistic styles and the mastery of the owner...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ddar45
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Nice art in a nice area. Definitely drop by here if you like art. The only downside is that it is far away and not very big. It is not free as one of the top comments say.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Simon J
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Response from W_wattana | Property representative |
There are several hotels in the area near by. 1. Kantary Hill Hotel on Nimmanhemin Rd. 5 minutes by taxi, 25 minutes walk to Wat Umong and to Wattana Art Gallery 2. A bunch of hotels on Nimmanhemin Rd. Same distance as... More
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