Bangkok With Kids: A Quiet Escape In the Midst of Chaos

Bangkok is a city of crowd street and chaos and there is no way to sugar it up. Where ever you go, you will surely see a sea of people on the buses, in the mega malls or along the sidewalks.

So where could you find a quiet place to escape those craziness for a few hours?

Hidden on the ground floor of the fairly new Bangkok Art and Cultural Center right in the middle of the city is the Art Library with special children room – Kid’s Corner.

Central Location

The Bangkok Art and Cultural Center (BACC) is located just off the last station (National Stadium) on BTS Silom line across from both MBK and Siam Discovery Center, the famous shopping area in the heart of Bangkok.

The Bangkok Art and Cultural Center was opened in 2008 as the city center contemporary art center to connect artists and create new cultural resources for both public and private sectors.

When we first walked in, we were greeted by two giant astronaut-looking model with the height at at least 2 stories tall. Definitely a fun way to start our tour of this center with kids.

The center seemed to be very much ignored by most of the people in Bangkok because even on the busy day where we could see thousand of people walked by, the area was largely quiet and empty!

The Hidden Gem on the Lower Ground Floor

Walking around in the BACC didn’t take long if kids were young and didn’t fully appreciate the different types of art. BUT, heading down to the lower ground floor and kids will enjoy the Kid’s Corners in the Art Library.

Visitors could use the library free of charge. They just asked that you sign in at the guest book.

The Kid’s Corner was clean and spacious with bright color suitable for little ones. There are books lining along all 4 walls with several simple toys for the little ones.

The book selections are surprisingly good. I found several bilingual books with both Thai and English languages.

So if you are in the Siam Center shopping area and look for a place for a downtime, check out BACC library. Best of all, it’s free!

About Amy Querido

Amy is the owner & author of The Q Family Adventures Travel blog, family blog chronicles her family trips, tips and tricks. She hopes to inspire family to travel with kids one adventure at a time. Connect with Amy on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.


  1. You are totally introducing me to new places in Bangkok. I have to go back their just to check out your recommendations! Loving your Bangkok with kids series Amy. You certainly are giving your children an amazing upbringing.

  2. You are right, I have walked and driven past the fantastic looking building countless times but have never stopped in. Thanks for the tip, next time I get a chance, I’m going to check it out!

    • Thanks for your comment, Mark! Sometimes we are just too busy in trying to get to somewhere to forget to look around. I didn’t even know about this place till we decided to check it out. My sister who lives in Bangkok still doesn’t know about it. :)

  3. My eyes are still glued to the tiger photograph. Great colors and perspective!

  4. This looks brilliant, I have been wondering about English language libraries in Bangkok. I’d definitely like to stay somewhere on the Siam metro line.

    • Yup. I think it’s best to stay where you are closed to the metro line. But keep in mind that most temples and palaces are not easily accessible by the metro line. So on those days, I will recommend to use taxi and plan your day to be in the same area. Have fun! :)


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