Street art takes over the streets of Bangkok

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Street art takes over the streets of Bangkok

Bangkok attracts tourists from all over the world for its majestic temples and palaces. The city is now also a major scene of a flourishing new mode of expression: street art.

Venture off the beaten tracks in the Thai capital and discover its most beautiful building façades. Street art is spread all around the city, but some neighbourhoods are more prone to expose these varied and colourful frescoes. Wander around Siam Center, a few steps away from the Phan Fa bridge and the Sanam Luang park. The more touristy Khao San Road houses the huge and multicoloured works of street artists, some totally unknown and other very famous: Rukkit and his geometrical animals of all colours, Lolay and his keen observations on society, BON the claimant artist, P7 and his black humour inspired by comic books, Bonus TMC who likes personifying animals, and obviously Alex Face, whose signature needs no introduction.

Keep your eyes open: wonderful street art frescoes may be hiding in this urban landscape. And if you feel inspired by this form of artistic expression, enjoy your stay and visit the Bukruk Festival, taking place at the beginning of each year. It showcases a burgeoning art scene that looks pretty encouraging.

www.bukruk.com/festival