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"Ton Son Private Art Gallery + Modern Stuff Dealer" Top 5 Page for this destination Khlongs - Canals Tip by Bangkokjoe

Khlongs - Canals, Bangkok: 14 reviews and 25 photos

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by Bangkokjoe

Soi Ton Son runs parallel to Soi Lang Suan (joining Chidlom with Lumpini Park at Soi Sarasin).

Tis a loverrly and little and quaint is Soi Ton Son. A leafy avenue bordered by a now derelict khlong - one of Bangkok's old canals - with the obligatory motorcycle taxi ranks and food stalls. As it is a quiet avenue it also has a few decent condominiums and old 1930s Bangkok houses, the latter now upgraded to boutique offices. The soi provides many of the office workers who booze and nosh it up in the up market restaurants and bars on Soi Lang Suan and Soi Sarasin.

The Ton Son Gallery is open Thursday through to Sunday, lunchtime until early evening, (it says 7.00pm though the staff are usually pretty relaxed). It is worth a look to see modern Thai artists display their works. And for more than a few bob you can buy the stuff.

Very handy if you are in the area and need the oasis a peaceful air-conditioned private small art gallery provides. A mini mini Tate, and nowhere near Saatchi proportions. But Bangkok does not really have large self actualizing galleries so these petite nobbles of private displays have to suffice. A time out for twenty minutes if you are in the area.

Go with a mate, and maybe afterwards hit one of the restaurants / bistros on Sarasin / Lang Suan for an afternoon of wine, beers and hor d’oeuvres. Or use it as a pre-evening kicking off point before trekking the Suan Lum Night Market.

Soi Ton Son runs parallel to Lang Suan, the street that joins Lumpini Park to the Central Department Store on Chidlom. Also very close to Suan Lum night bazaar and some great eating places.

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2005
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