Kathmandu Gallery — Photo courtesy of Kathmandu Gallery
Housed in a beautiful restored old shophouse in Bangkok, the Kathmandu Gallery brings to life the world of travel photography and more. The gallery's owner, Manit Sriwanichpoom, has replicated this place to look like an old style photographer's shop, where visitors could browse through old signed prints and look at current photo displays.
At the Kathmandu Gallery, the walls are covered with some beautiful work based on the travels of Sriwanichpoom, while the upstairs of the gallery has changing photo exhibitions each month displaying some of the best of contemporary local photography featuring some of Thailand's top photographers.
There are postcards and prints for sale, as well as a book corner with spiritual titles. The gallery also sells items like Tibetan prayer flags, Indian incense, Thai silk and other such items that fit the mood of this charming niche.
In a city of the new, the Kathmandu Gallery is like a fine timepiece, quaint and full of tremendous ambiance, not to mention some really quality photographic work. Its location next to Bangkok's most colorful Indian Temple (Sri Maha Mariamman) makes for a pleasant local neighborhood visit, which can be followed up by an authentic southern Indian bite at the nearby hole-in-the-wall Chennai Kitchen.
The Kathmandu Gallery is open from 11 am-7 pm Tuesday through Sundays.