"The Beach" in Central Embassy

Central Embassy is temporary home to an interactive art display called “The Beach.” At this amazing indoor beach, you can play ball in the middle of the high-end mall without anybody looking at you funny or complaining. The Beach has been designed by Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative consisting of the three artists Daniel Arsham, Alex Mustonen and Benjamin Porto. Coming from the United States, The Beach premiered in Washington D.C in 2015 in an exhibition together with the National Building Museum. Before coming to Bangkok, the installation was shown in Florida and Sydney.

When it was first showcased in Washington D.C., "The Beach" contained 1.000.000 almost transparent, antimicrobial plastic balls. In Bangkok the installation is not as big as space is limited and features only about 300,000 balls. The balls are of course recyclable and are cleaned each time before being reused. We know, it tickles every time you walk passed an IKEA ball-pit. So take the chance and jump into "The Beach" without being judged!

Sit on "The Beach" without getting roasted by the sun and enjoy the air-condition. You will not be required to buy a swim suit, but you need to pay 50 Baht for a pair of socks for hygiene reasons. Generally entry is free, there are also free lockers for your bags and stuff. See you later at "The Beach"!

 

 

 

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Opening Times:

From May 18th until June 18th, 2017
7 days per week, 10:00-22:00
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST IN: EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 2nd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Entrance Fee:

Entry free

Address:

Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

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The Louvre - Paris, France

The Louvre is the world's largest museum and also its most visited! It is like a city within the city, a maze of galleries, passageways, staircases and escalators. If you would put all three wings into one straight line, the Louvre would run for amazing 14 kilometers. Unfortunately a lot of visitors just come to take a photo of the world famous Mona Lisa from DaVinci and then leave. But there is so much more to see! Actually, one would need days to see and explore everything the Louvre has to offer. It can be overwhelming to walk up and down the aisles, it's easy to get lost during all the rooms, galleries and exhibits. Grab a free map on your way in at one of the information counters, they come in handy and in many languages. The Building itself is a piece of art being a palace build back in 1190. So is the main entrance, a massive glass pyramide designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei.

More than 35.000 works of art and artefacts are exhibited. There are eight departments (Near Eastern Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Paintings, and Prints and Drawings) which are located in the three wings Denon, Sully and Richelieu. The Louvre’s collection includes Egyptian antiques, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, paintings by the Old Masters, and crown jewels and other artifacts from French nobles. Its works span the sixth century B.C. to the 19th century A.D.

Without a doubt, The Louvre’s most famous piece is the "Mona Lisa" from Leonardo Da Vinci. The painting, which bewitches countless of visitors with its ladies mysterious smile, can be quite challenging to see. This small painting - it is only 53 by 75 centimeter - is covered with bullet-proof glass and flanked by guards with dozend if not hundrets of visitors right before her. But there are many more world famous and mindblowing things to see. The Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, Michaelangelo's Dying Slave, the Lamassus, Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People and Botticelli’s Venus with Three Graces to name just a few. The list is actually endless...

Queues to get in can be long and it is possible that tickets for certain days at certain times are sold out. You can purchase them way in advance if you like on the Louvre's website or many other online sellers. Plan your breathtaking visit well to make the most of your time!

 

 

 

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00-18:00
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 09:00-21:45
Thursday: 09:00-18:00
Friday: 09:00-21:45
Saturday: 09:00-18:00
Sunday: 09:00-18:00
Closed on a few selected French Holidays)

Entrance Fee for the permanent Exhibition:

General:  15 Euro

Free admission without queuing for (valid ID or proof of entitlement may be required):

- visitors under the age of 18
- 18-25 year-old residents of the European Economic Area
- teachers of art, art history, and the applied arts
- holders of a valid "Pass Education" card
- artists affiliated to the Maison des Artistes or AIAP
- holders of a valid ICOM/ICOMOS card
- job seekers and people on income support
- visitors with disabilities and the person accompanying them
- holders of membership cards (permanent collections only)

Every Friday from 6 p.m. admission to the museum is free for under-26s of all nationalities on presentation of valid ID.

From October to March, admission to the museum is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month.

Admission is also free on Bastille Day (July 14th)

Address:

Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

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