Friday, February 6, 2009

Bangkok Taxi Museum

Who needs to take a trip to a dusty, old museum housed in a crumbling neo-classical building when you can see artifacts encased in glass and storage boxes in Bangkok taxis?  Sure, there are some decent museums here, such as the Siam Museum and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, and our city of fakes even has a Museum of Counterfeit Goods. But, the only people who seem to go to those places are foreigners, like myself.  For most Thais, real art is something that lives on the streets, in the temples, and even inside the taxis.