Wattana Art Gallery
Behind the green banana trees and luscious floral, you’ll see a white building that is owned by famous Thai artist Wattana Wattanapun. This building is his art gallery - a place that is home to his best masterpieces.
The art pieces you’ll see inside this gallery range from textile, portraits, abstract, European Style, and handmade papers. He also utilises mixed mediums to create one of a kind pieces. Everyone who fancies art is always welcome to tour his gallery and get inspiration from his work. Visitors may also get the chance to meet the artist himself and talk to him about his creations and techniques – just make sure to contact the gallery before your visit. If you fell in love with one of his works and is interested in purchasing one, there are many to choose from. Not everything is for sale, though.
Wattana Art Gallery is located in Soi Wat Umong, Suthep Road, Chiang Mai.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 8:30 to 16:30.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is USD 3.
How to Get There
- Fly to Chiang Mai via AirAsia.
- At Chiang Mai, you can hire a taxi or a tuk-tuk to Wattana Art Gallery.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
- Tour groups
Time to Spend
An hour is enough to look through the entire gallery. Allot 2 hours if you want to meet the artist.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the gallery is during the morning. If you want to secure a slot, the best thing to do is to call the gallery and schedule your visit.
Guests can have meals in nearby restaurants such as Rosy Cheeks, Pinch of Salt, Holy Grill Korean, Mexican Grill, Adirak Pizza, and Bee Vegan.
- Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum
- Wat Suan Dok
- Thai Akha Cooking School
Some of the accommodations near the area include Eurasia Hotel, Sirinart Garden, Insight Hostel, Fullrich Lanna Suite, and Prestige Hotel. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 80.