We can both remember the day we discovered Naga Café in Bangkok, Thailand. The restaurant was located just around the corner from our hotel. Our particular excitement was due to the proximity of the cafe. The restaurant was less than a 5-minute walk, which was great because the heat outside was intense.
After spending time in Chiang Mai gathering inspiration from various street art pieces we were looking forward to finding some creative art spaces in Bangkok. Our knowledge of the Bangkok art scene was minimal. We did a few internet searches for the best museums and galleries. It wasn’t until we stumbled upon a copy of the Bangkok Art Map (BAM) that we set our plan in motion. BAM was our lifesaver. Not only was it a map of all the art spaces around the city, but it also listed most of the website addresses, museum descriptions, hours and closest metro or BTS stations for each location. Free copies of BAM can be found in random coffee houses, museums, hotels and tourist information offices.