The Most Instagrammable Museums In Asia
Though travel is still on hold due to the pandemic, there's no better time than right now to plan your next escape in detail. For art and culture addicts, museums are probably at the top of the itinerary, especially ones not too far away that are as much enjoyable for their overall aesthetic as the subject they present. From pastel-themed to minimalistic, here's our list of some of the most Instagrammable museums in Asia, to get you wanderlusting away.
1/8 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore
With colonial-style exteriors and interiors, the National Gallery Singapore is a visual art institution housing an unparalleled collection of modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art. Experience a blend of heritage and modernity that provides insights into the unique art and history in the region. Make sure to get a shot at the most dramatic spots: The Link bridges, Former Supreme Court Terrace and the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery.
2/8 teamLab Borderless, Japan
At teamLab Borderless, every corner is worth capturing. Created without a map, the museum allows you to explore your own way through and in doing so, creates a world of artworks without boundaries. The artworks move out of rooms, communicate with other works and even mingle with each other. Wander into a magical three-dimensional 10,000 square metre world filled with electrifying lights like no other.
3/8 Erawan Museum, Thailand
Filled with jaw-dropping statues and stunning paintings, this museum in Thailand covers three levels, each representing the underworld, earth and heaven. Be sure to capture the insane stained-glass ceiling and ornate walls and grand staircase.
4/8 Statice Museum, South Korea
Nestled in the upbeat Hongdae, the Statice Museum is the perfect place for Instagrammers. The gallery museum provides studio-type displays where visitors can experience magazine photoshoot-like backdrops. Hosting interactive exhibitions, contemporary paintings and sculptures and themed areas, such as a mirror room, the space is practically made for Instagramming.
5/8 Chichu Art Museum, Japan
Located on the stunning island of Naoshima off the coast of Seto Inland Sea, Chichu Art Museum was built mostly underground to avoid affecting the natural scenery. Refresh your minds at this minimalistic museum, designed by Tadao Ando, that lets in an abundance of natural light and hosts the works of Claude Monet, James Turrell and Walter De Maria. Not only is it a paradise for art lovers, but the museum's architecture and design invite visitors to rethink the important relationship between people and nature.
6/8 Selfie Museum, Malaysia
Love taking selfies? Then this quirky museum is just the place for you. Selfie Museum Malaysia is dedicated to the art of selfies. Candy themed, there are nine dessert rooms in this 7,000 square foot space. Dive into a paradise of ice cream, bubble tea, cupcakes and endless sweet treats for the 'gram and grab actual dessert at the end to soothe your teased sweet tooth.
7/8 Pinto Art Museum, Philippines
Pinto Art Museum Philippines was found on the principle that art plays a diplomatic role in bridging distinctive nationalities, worldviews and communities. Pinto means door in Filipino, and the museum opens doors to local Filipino art, promoting contemporary Filipino artists. Get a shot at the enchanting two-hectare botanical garden, known as the Silangan Gardens. Designed by artist Antonio Leaño, the museum is a never-ending ecological haven.
8/8 Museum Macan, Indonesia
Comprising prominent artworks from Indonesia, Europe, North America, China and other parts of Asia, this museum is the first to have both modern and contemporary Indonesian and international art. Drawn from the personal collection of the museum’s founder, the art featured in Museum Macan has been collected over the course of 25 years and ongoing. One of the most popular exhibitions here is Yayoi Kusama’s colourful lights.
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